News and Analysis
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...
Wednesday, November 27th 2013
The BBC Click podcast interviews Patrick Meier who is on his way to The Philippines about the crowdsourced response to the typhoon.
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...
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
The Eclipse Foundation supports a vibrant an open source community, including the new LocationTech Initiative. This interview with Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, provides some insight into the Foundation and its community.
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,...
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.
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...