News and Analysis
U.S. Patent No. 8,700,060 granted yesterday is titled "Determining a location of a mobile device using a location database." It uses Wi-FI data to locate a device in any environment.
Here's the abstract:
Methods, program products, and systems for determining...Read more
Census Explorer, a new online tool that displays demographic information on maps of states, counties, and neighborhoods, is powered by Social Explorer, a data visualization tool developed by NSF-funded sociologist Andrew Beveridge.
Teaching and Learning Tools
MangoMap Offers QGIS Tutorial
MangoMap is online mapping solution so I think the newly announced series of tutorial videos for QGIS is just a marketing/lead collection effort (like the company's book). The first one is up and a new...Read more
Companies that grasp how to strategically leverage advanced analytics and location intelligence stand to drive efficiencies, improve customer service and boost profits. Trimble’s Joyce Tam, director of product management, provides eight key developments that will alter how the...Read more
A deep history of maps and navigation, from the ancient Polynesians to the pinpoint GPS on your smart phone now and the pinpoint tracking to come. Among the guests on this episode of the NPR show OnPoint:
Hiawatha Bray, technology reporter for the Boston Globe. His new book...Read more