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Mapzen is an open source tool and services provider, not an app company. But this week it released an app. Why? To eat its own dogfood. (I've always loved that metaphor.)
We decided to make mapping app entirely from open source software and open data as a...Read more
I attended a presentation today by Michael Lee, Cyber Security Research Manager at CFDRC, who explained that the Internet of Things (IoT) opens a new front in cyber security and exposes vulnerabilities to many types of devices and systems.
On the top of his list...Read more
"A decade or so ago pundits (ourselves included) said the internet would mean the 'death of distance' and make the world 'flat,' i.e., eliminate geographical differences." So writes Adrian Wooldridge in The Economist. True? And if so, what role did and does GIS play in this...Read more
The Directions Magazine webinar, Making Location Work for Smart Cities – the Case for Location Standards, attracted 575 global registrants on September 3, 2014. In this article, Denise McKenzie, executive director for OGC’s Communications and Outreach Program, and Ron Exler, OGC’s...Read more
Spatial models have often been constrained by political boundaries (i.e. vectors) like Census Tracts or Zip Codes. Dana Tomlin's Map Algebra exploded the notion of boundaries by employing raster-based Map Algebra, and since, GIS systems have utilized heat maps, 3D...Read more