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CloudMade Ends Smaller Service Plans; Offers Only Enterprise Level Services as of May 1

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

CloudMade e-mailed users today to let them know that as of May 1st, only enterprise services plans will be available. In particulare the company will stop serving Map Tile, Geocoding, Routing and Vector Stream Server requests coming from API keys. Users have the option of upgrading to an...

Interior’s Geospatial Information Officer discusses the Geospatial Platform April 14 Online

Friday, February 28th 2014

Mark your calendars for a #science chat: Live Q&A if time permits, April 14, 12:15 pm EDT. Link for the event How will energy development affect endangered species habitat? How will landscape fragmentation change if one or more conservation actions are taken? The answers to these...

HERE Lead: Mapping 1.0 is Done

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

Christof Hellmis, head of map platforms at Nokia HERE is looking into the future as the company turns its hardware over to Microsoft and finds its new path. C|net interviewed him at Mobile World Congress. "First we had paper maps with lots of colourful lines but now the world is moving to the...

ScanTask: Waze for Agriculture

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Israel Fraier, who founded ScanTask in 2008 describes the just-out-of-stealth mode company as the Waze of agriculture. Waze, the crowdsourced traffic and mapping tool from Isreal was acquired by Google last year. ScanTask uses crowdsourced data from farmers along with weather data to guide...

BIM Workflow ... The Autodesk Way

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

If you are involved in "fusing" data (aka integration) and are interested in 3D and building information models (BIM), then read on because the world of BIM and GIS are colliding. This article deals with the solutions from Autodesk. If you are interested in Bentley Systems and BIM, I've covered...

Autodesk Goes All in on Cloud

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

Autodesk University kicked off its 2013 edition in typical Las Vegas fashion with flash and pizzazz. Rather than a stuffy CEO welcoming the audience, the crowd was treated to a cameo magic act by the comedy team of Penn and Teller. The duo got things rolling for Autodesk chief technology officer...

HERE Maps Supports New “Off the beaten Path” Phone OSs Sailfish and Tizen

Monday, November 18th 2013

Those who pick up Jolla's first smartphone won't be hurting for content. The mobile startup has just struck a deal to use Nokia's Here services for map data in Sailfish OS; early adopters will have detailed location info in 190 countries.  Sailfish OS, a Linux operating system is based...

Microsoft Adds More Features to Bing Spatial Data Services and Offers Sample Augmented Reality Windows App

Thursday, November 14th 2013

Apparently, Bing Spatial Data Services (SDS) have always supported points via uploads of text or XML-files with addresses or GPS-locations In June, Microsoft added a preview of a GeoData API , which allows the retrieval of boundaries for countries, administrative regions, postcodes, cities and...

Talking Tech with AvidGeo and LocationTech

Thursday, November 7th 2013

AvidGeo + LocationTech The 2013 AvidGeo Conference, held today, was also a stop on this fall’s LocationTech tour. AvidGeo is a Boston area meetup group organized by Guido Stein (@GuidoS). The day was divided into three parts. The morning session, which I attended, included several keynotes,...

Explore Directions Magazine Webinars on our Vimeo Channel

Thursday, October 24th 2013

Directions Magazine hosts several webinars each month on topics ranging from technical (petabyte scale applications) to industry-specific (community health care). Where can you find them and watch them on your schedule? At our Geospatial Webinars Vimeo Channel. There are currently 25 30-60...

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