Sunday, November 17th 2013
On Thursday Nov. 14th Heidelberg University organized a Mapathon to support crisis mapping in OpenStreetMap after Typhoon Haiyan. Here's a recap of the days events and contributions to the cause.
Thursday, November 14th 2013
Thursday, October 31st 2013
Thierry Gregorius argues the state of GIS, data and IT are a big frustration. And, in the geoscience community the challenges users face with GIS are only getting worse.
Monday, October 7th 2013
Ben Balter argues that open data today is exactly where open source was some two decades ago, and wants to see if it's possible to fast forward the community a bit. Imagine if every time the government posted a dataset, rather than posting the data as a zip file or to a proprietary data portal, the agency treated the data as open source.
Wednesday, September 25th 2013
The four-day-long siege of a Nairobi mall ended Tuesday with a death toll of more than 60 people – a number that’s expected to rise as more bodies are recovered. Another 170+ people were reportedly injured in the attack by Islamist militants. Now the team member from Ushahidi, who are all acounted for, are using the open source software to support Nairobi during the recovery and continued response.
Tuesday, September 24th 2013
Boundless' Paul Ramsey shares his thoughts on how
Monday, September 23rd 2013
John Van Hoesen argues "neither the operating system or flavor of software should be the mechanism by which we judge the analyses or the product nor in the academic sector, how we effectively articulate and teach the fundamentals of using a GIS."
Tuesday, August 27th 2013
Wednesday, August 7th 2013
Location-based marketing is a big data problem. Real-time data with location tags can offer a wealth of information but they can also lead to incorrect assumptions. Michele Nemschoff, vice president of corporate marketing for MapR Technologies, offers nine suggestions to ease the transition to big data marketing and analytics.
Monday, July 29th 2013
The twelve Dutch provinces estimate that since 2009 they have saved 4.5 million euro by working together and by using open source software solutions for their Geographic Information Systems. The twelve are now looking to build communities around their open source tools.