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ResMap - 10 Terabytes of Free Online GIS-Ready Satellite Imagery

ResMap - 10 Terabytes of Free Online GIS-Ready Satellite Imagery | Geographic Information Science | Scoop.it

ResMap provides free online access to GIS-ready satellite data. Imagery covering the entire globe is accessible, with resolutions ranging from 1 km to 14.25 metres for most areas, and in some selected regions 1 metre imagery is available. 


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Geographic Information Science
A collection of GIS resources: educational material for learning GIS, data repositories and tools for practising GIS. All articles are tagged either: education, tools or data.
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JAXA | World Elevation Data (30-meter mesh version) is now available at JAXA's site free of charge!

JAXA | World Elevation Data (30-meter mesh version) is now available at JAXA's site free of charge! | Geographic Information Science | Scoop.it
Get information on the World Elevation Data (30-meter mesh version) is now available at JAXA's site free of charge!. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) performs various activities related to aerospace as an organization, from basic research in the aerospace field to development and utilization.

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OSM Boundaries 2.3

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A tool for extracting admin boundary data from OSM. 

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Programming Resources

Finally got round to starting a public list of "learning to program" resources.

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Useful list of resources for learning to programme.

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Bhuvan CartoSAT CartoDEM v3

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Download DEM of India from India's national space agency. 

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Gretchen Peterson - Links

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A list of cartography resources from the "Renowned Cartographer" Gretchen Peterson.

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NGA Nepal Earthquake and Ebola Data

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is providing unprecedented online access to its unclassified geospatial intelligence products to lead federal agencies and their partners.

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The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is a US Gov. agency that  in their own words: 'provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders.' Here they have made some of their data open to help in humanitarian emergencies. Namely Ebola and the Nepalese earthquake. 

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GeoNode

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"GeoNode is a web-based application and platform for developing geospatial information systems (GIS) and for deploying spatial data infrastructures (SDI)."

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I haven't yet had time to explore this, but it seems like a way of developing a cloud based geoportal quickly and easily.

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489 Pages about OpenStreetMap

Dennis’ work is about OSM data quality in comparison to proprietary and governmental data with emphasis on pedestrian shortest path routing and data imports. Pascal’s work tackled the issue of how user-generated geodata can be utilized for disabled people friendly route planning. Both dissertations contain more than 13 publications in total.

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Links to two academic publications about Open Street Map. 

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Maptime Tutorials

Getting started? Dive in here. Looking for tutorials? We got ‘em. Look here for a list of guides to getting started in all things geo.
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Maptime is an organisation of mapping enthusiasts that arranges meet ups all over the globe. Those meetings frequently involve learning and tutorials. I've posted links to individual maptime tutorials before, but thought I should link straight to the source: Maptime HQ resources page.

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GoGeo - The portal to spatial data and information

The place to discover geospatial information and services for those in education and research. 

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This is a portal run on behalf of UK higher education institutions. It provides links to tutorials, tools and data.

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Let's Talk About Your Geostack

A collection of open source tools for getting going with geo.
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A workshop for setting up and using open source web mapping tools. 

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From GIS to Remote Sensing: Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin for QGIS

From GIS to Remote Sensing: Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin for QGIS | Geographic Information Science | Scoop.it
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Useful Tool For Finding and Classifying Landsat 8 Data

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overpass turbo

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A tool for extracting any type of data from OSM using the OSM API. 

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Here's how to use data from OpenStreetMap for your infographics • Konrad Lischka

Here's how to use data from OpenStreetMap for your infographics • Konrad Lischka | Geographic Information Science | Scoop.it
The goal States, provinces, counties, cities and urban districts – there are many areas for which it would be great to visualize data on maps. But you do not always have the boundaries of the areas you need in the right format for a tool you use. Here OpenStreetMap is …
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A blog post describing the use of OSM boundaries, Google Fusion tables and CartoDB to make online choropleths.

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Understanding Core Online Mapping Concepts

Understanding Core Online Mapping Concepts | Geographic Information Science | Scoop.it
In this blog post, I plan on talking about a few foundational online mapping concepts that are essential to understand for those who do map development. Most of these concepts are discussed in this...
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Map development from a coders perspective. The blog post outlines those core Geo principles that could trip up the uninitiated online map developer. 

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NOMAD | humanitarian operations mobile acquisition of data

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There are a lot of mobile data collection applications available. This organisation tries to help humanitarian organisations select the correct one for them. To do that they have created an online questionnaire, answer with the details of your project and it will narrow down the field for you. 

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3 More Free Map Icon Packs

3 More Free Map Icon Packs | Geographic Information Science | Scoop.it
It’s been a while since we last featured 3 great map icon sets for customising your MangoMap, and the world of icons has grown in leaps and bounds since.
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A blog post from Mango Map describing three great sources of map icons and how to use them. 

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Mapping & GIS for Absolute Beginners

Mapping & GIS for Absolute Beginners | Geographic Information Science | Scoop.it
An brief introduction to the world of data driven maps and putting the stories they tell in the hands of those who need …
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The best place to start is at the beginning. GIS for beginners.

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Open Supermarket Locations

Open Supermarket Locations | Geographic Information Science | Scoop.it
A drive or walk round any suburb or city nowadays seems to reveal at least one recently opened supermarket. Retailers and their different formats are opening up thick and fast, providing customers with choice.
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An open datasets from the private sector. Supermarket data for the UK. Very handy for anyone doing a study on food deserts study. (re-post, the old link was broken). 

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RSPSoc Learning Zone

The Landmap Service provides web-based access to a range of spatial data and supports GeoKnowledge through the provision of a Learning Zone and dedicated Helpdesk.
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RSPSoc is the UK's leading Society for remote sensing and photogrammetry. This is a link to their learning portal called Landmap. There are tutorials here on Image Processing, Radar Imaging, Classification Methods, Scripting and Geospatial Standards

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OS OpenData products

OS OpenData products | Geographic Information Science | Scoop.it
We offer 12 products that are free to download and use with very few restrictions. They include backdrop maps, boundary data, postcode files, height data and more.
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This is a link to the latest open data products from the UK's Ordnance Survey (or OS as they have recently rebranded as). The latest data release happened in March 2015. 

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More than you ever wanted to know about GeoJSON - macwright.org

More than you ever wanted to know about GeoJSON - macwright.org | Geographic Information Science | Scoop.it

Let's look at GeoJSON in a little more depth, from the ground up. Understanding these concepts will help you understand geospatial data in general, too: the basic concepts behind GeoJSON have been a part of geo since the very beginning.

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This lenghty blog post on GeoJSON covers many aspects of Geo along the way. 

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Launching our "Mapbox Studio - styling large datasets" tutorial series

Launching our "Mapbox Studio - styling large datasets" tutorial series | Geographic Information Science | Scoop.it
Today we are launching a new series of video tutorials showing you how to process large datasets for one of our favourite tools here at Earthware, Mapbox Studio
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Covers loading and styling OS OpenMap Local (new open data from OS) in Mapbox Studio.

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Running QGIS Server from a Raspberry Pi

I wanted to be able to have total control over the product without having to learn CartoCSS or subscribe to a web mapping service. So I decide to give my original Raspberry Pi a new life as a QGIS Server.

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I've been thinking that I should have a go at this for some time. It would be quite a challenge for me so I'm hoping this guide will be helpful. 

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