Tuesday, December 3rd 2013
How about a Python GDAL/OGR Cookbook? @PerryGeo says "Wish I'd had this 10 years ago!" I suspect he's not the only one. It's a GitHub project.
Videos and slides from the NYGeoCon Conference Nov 11-13 are online. Organizers request that "If you like what you see and you're not...
Friday, November 22nd 2013
At this Saturday's Tyee Master Class, "Data-Driven Web for Beginners," [Hugh] Stimson will teach, in a small and intimate setting, the tricks of his trade to people who have never written a line of code and frankly don't intend to.
Among the tools to be used in the course by a staffer at...
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...
Tuesday, November 12th 2013
Over 2500 people have registered for the online event, "Online mapping for beginners!" scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EST). From the event announcement:
Take the first steps toward becoming an expert online mapper. In this session, we will show you the...
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,...
Tuesday, October 15th 2013
Charlie Greenbacker, the Creator & Product Manager of CLAVIN shared some news abotu that product. The software performs a smart, contextually understood extraction of location data from text. APB covered it back in May.
First and foremost, we're very proud to announce that version 1.0 of...
Tuesday, October 15th 2013
TC141: Mapping for International Development from TechChange will run Oct 28- Nov 22. The overview:
In this four-week online certificate course, participants will learn practical skills related to all aspects of the map creation process:
(1) How to gather data for your map or work with...
Monday, October 14th 2013
Lots of funding, espeically for students from developing/emerging countries from Germany's Institute for Geoinformatics:
The Institute for Geoinformatics has just sent out the new call for applications for the Graduate School for Geoinformatics for summer semester 2014. The call is...
Thursday, October 10th 2013
Owners of non-residential properties in Roanoke, VA can get an estimate of fees if the city's proposed storm water utility fee goes into effect. Ready?
To calculate the monthly fee for a parcel, go to the city’s new GIS site at http://www.roanokeva.gov [I put in the link since the text there...
Monday, October 7th 2013
Bit.ly has updated its Media Map visualization. First off, Bit.ly is one of those URL shortener services and it uses clicks on the shortened links to power the map, but only for 10 seconds after the click. Second, the goal is to find media outlets that are disproportionately popular (or not) by...