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Maps.com Ushers in New Era with Acquisition

Maps.com Ushers in New Era with Acquisition | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Maps.com Ushers in New Era with Acquisition by John GlanvilleNoozhawkThis is the second acquisition Glanville has made in the cartographic arena, and follows his purchase of Benchmark Maps, publisher of high-quality road and recreational maps of...
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CarbonCloud®: Geospatial Collaboration and Interoperability Goes Mobile

CarbonCloud®: Geospatial Collaboration and Interoperability Goes Mobile | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it

In today's world knowledge about the Earth and the activities on it rarely comes from one source, and it's constantly changing. For example, Army units may transfer in and out of areas. Military personnel need to work in collaboration with coalition partners and non-governmental organizations. In addition, there are growing geospatial crowd-sourcing communities adding updates every day. In this environment a new generation of interoperability and collaboration is vital. But current mobile apps for geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) are often 'stovepiped' - in other words they often work with one vendor or online service only, and usually store geospatial data centrally. What's needed are easy-to-use, interoperable mobile geo-apps that put the power of GEOINT into the hands of users. With these geo-apps users can connect to dynamic data networks and create a sharable geospatial foundation in real time.

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Visit global landmarks through Google Maps Photo Tours !

Visit global landmarks through Google Maps Photo Tours ! | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it

Google has just released the new Google Maps Photo Tours, a new feature that enables you to visit landmarks around the world through a 3d-like experience that is automatically generated from public contributed photos!

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How do crowdsourcing, the Internet of things and big data converge on geospatial technology? | Spatial Sustain

How do crowdsourcing, the Internet of things and big data converge on geospatial technology? | Spatial Sustain | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
All of these technology trends are linked strongly to the power of geospatial technology to synthesize, visualize and analyze global change.

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Google Introduces Google Maps Coordinate

Google Introduces Google Maps Coordinate | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Search Engine RoundtableGoogle Introduces Google Maps CoordinateMidsize InsiderThe new app takes advantage of Google's extensive work in mapping and geolocations, and utilizes the infrastructure to provide a mobile tracking and interaction service...
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Google Launches Crisis Map to Fight This Particularly Vicious ...

Google Launches Crisis Map to Fight This Particularly Vicious ... | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Through the combination of unreal heat, persistently strong winds, and a kindling-dry landscape, Colorado is currently suffering through the most destructive wildfire in the state's history. Expanding 26 square miles, the wildfire ...
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Microsoft Local Impact Map Enable Nonprofits To Tell A Visual Story

Microsoft Local Impact Map Enable Nonprofits To Tell A Visual Story | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Microsoft Local Impact Map Enable Nonprofits To Tell A Visual StoryTechliThe new service, called Microsoft Local Impact Map, allows nonprofit organizations to display their efforts from around the world in a customizable interface that incorporates...
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Social Impact through Satellite Remote Sensing - Visualizing Acute & Chronic Crises beyond the Visible Spectrum

Social Impact through Satellite Remote Sensing - Visualizing Acute & Chronic Crises beyond the Visible Spectrum | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it

"For decades, satellite remote sensing has provided fundamental insights in countless physical science fields such as ecology, geosciences, atmospheric physics, and chemistry. However, as it relates to human and socioeconomic processes, satellite remote sensing is an incredibly powerful tool that is underutilized. Human behavior and socioeconomic parameters have been successfully studied via proxy through remote sensing of the physical environment by measuring the growth of city boundaries and transportation networks, crop health, soil moisture, and slum development from visible and multispectral imagery."

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Interactive Map Lets You Travel Ancient Rome

Interactive Map Lets You Travel Ancient Rome | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
A new online tool, made by a team of historians and information technology specialists at Stanford University, shows just how long and costly it was to send people and wheat between cities in the Roman Empire. "It's Google Maps for the ancient world, complete with the 'Avoid Highways' feature," Scott Weingart, a doctoral student in library sciences at the University of Indiana, wrote in a blog-post review. A paper map can show how far two cities are from one another, but in a world of sailing ships and donkey trains, the shortest route wasn't necessarily the one people would use. ORBIS shows likely routes based on conditions 2,000 years ago. The ORBIS team used ancient maps and records, modern-day weather measurements and modern-day historians' experiments with trying to sail in Roman-style ships to inform their calculations. ORBIS helps historians see how the Roman Empire was shaped by the time and cost of moving people and goods between cities.
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Crowdsourced neighborhood boundaries in Boston

Crowdsourced neighborhood boundaries in Boston | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it

As you may recall, we’re running an ongoing project soliciting opinions on Boston’s neighborhood boundaries via an interactive map. We want to keep collecting data, but we’ve already received excellent responses that we’re itching to start mapping, and when we hit 300 submissions recently it seemed like a good enough milestone to take a crack at it. (That’s actually 300 minus some junk data. If you offer the ability to draw freeform shapes, some people draw random rectangles and triangles, and some people draw… er, other long, tipped objects.)

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Google Maps Mania: An Open Source Fusion Tables Map Template

Google Maps Mania: An Open Source Fusion Tables Map Template | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
An Open Source Fusion Tables Map Template:
Derek Eder's Searchable Map Template with Google Fusion Tables is a ...

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GeoTrellis: High Performance Open Source Geographic Data ...

GeoTrellis: High Performance Open Source Geographic Data ... | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Another benefit of my participation to FOSS4G-NA 2012 was learning about GeoTrellis, an open source geographic data processing engine for high performance applications. From the website: "GeoTrellis accelerates ...
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Now on Google Earth: NASA updates global forest height map

Now on Google Earth: NASA updates global forest height map | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Mongabay.comNow on Google Earth: NASA updates global forest height mapMongabay.comNASA researchers have released a Google Earth version of a map showing the height of the world's forests.
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How skobbler Uses OpenStreetMap to Advantage

There’s been lots of news from skobbler, a company that offers a mapping app built on OpenStreetMap, in recent months. Directions Magazine interviewed Marcus Thielking, co-founder of skobbler, about the company’s success.
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I like the ForeverMaps2 app for android.  Reason 1) Uses OpenStreetMap backround layer 2) You can download the maps for continous use offline.

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Are you an old maps fan?

Are you an old maps fan? | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it

Do you like old maps? If so, this is brilliant!!!

 

With google maps basemap the user can navigate in the region of his interest. In the right column user can find all the map results. In there, you can find a thumbnail of the map, as well as its scale, the creation year and the publisher’s name.

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MapMaker Interactive

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Use our tools to explore the world, learn about human and physical patterns, and make your own maps.
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Maps.com Ushers in New Era with Acquisition

Maps.com Ushers in New Era with Acquisition | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Maps.com Ushers in New Era with Acquisition by John GlanvilleNoozhawkThis is the second acquisition Glanville has made in the cartographic arena, and follows his purchase of Benchmark Maps, publisher of high-quality road and recreational maps of...
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MigrationsMap.net

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Interactive Migrations Map: Where are migrants coming from? Where have migrants left?

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Constraining online maps: The case of South Korea

Constraining online maps: The case of South Korea | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
If you are a web-based service provider and don’t have operations in a specific country, then that country’s laws cannot constrain the services you provide to users there.
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The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data Explains Sources and Quality of Spatial Data

The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data Explains Sources and Quality of Spatial Data | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data from Esri Press provides a critical evaluation of the various public domain data portals currently available.
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Mapping Movement Using Tweets

Mapping Movement Using Tweets | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it

"After playing around with some twitter data for animation purposes (in Time Manager), I'm now looking into movement patterns."

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Baidu leads China online map market

Baidu leads China online map market | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
China DailyBaidu leads China online map marketZDNet AsiaBy Liau Yun Qing , ZDNet Asia on June 8, 2012 (3 mins ago) Unique visitors to Chinese Internet company's online map service boosted by new services and seasonal events, study shows.
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Why Google's (and Apple's Alleged) 3D Maps Don't Seem That Exciting

Why Google's (and Apple's Alleged) 3D Maps Don't Seem That Exciting | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
The web’s abuzz with talk of Apple’s new 3D mapping software, to allegedly debut at WWDC next week, where it will reportedly presage the demise of Google Maps on iOS devices.
Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/06/08/why-googles-and-apples-alleged-3d-maps-dont-seem-that-exciting/#ixzz1xDN1e9lR

 

 

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Spatial Networks FOSS4G NA Take Aways

Spatial Networks FOSS4G NA Take Aways | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
FOSS4G (NA) generates more passion and innovation than any other geospatial event in the calendar year. Business models are a challenge.
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All I want from OpenStreetMap is…

All I want from OpenStreetMap is… | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Kate's is the more interesting to me, being based on various experiences with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team projects. Kate, the prolific Andy Allan and others have extensively covered the usability of editing tools.
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