News and Analysis
Location-based data and analysis are considered so critical to the understanding of a business’ operations that business analytics software companies routinely and prominently boast maps as part of their dashboard visualization toolkits. But Gartner, the market research company,...Read more
As of today OpenStreetMap users with a modern browser will automatically use the new iD editor, the result of the Knight New Challenge grant. Users can switch between iD (open source, available on github) and the existing Flash-based Potlatch 2 editor (soon to be...Read more
As TechCrunch just reported this morning, we are teaming up with Skybox, the microsatellite and analytics company, to design new interfaces for visualizing rapid satellite imagery collection. The timing of this collaboration is perfect - later this year, Skybox...Read more
Dr. Anthony Robinson of Penn State is continuing development of the first geo-MOOC, a massive open online course titled Maps and the Geospatial Revolution, which begins in July. I spoke with Dr. Robinson in February, just after the course was announced. In part two of our...Read more
GIS users, even those who don’t consider themselves programmers, may have heard of a mysterious location on the Web called GitHub. What is it and what do GIS users need to know about it?