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We All Live in a Watercolor With These New OpenStreetMap Skins

We All Live in a Watercolor With These New OpenStreetMap Skins | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
We All Live in a Watercolor With These New OpenStreetMap SkinsGizmodoBut OpenStreetMap isn't the nicest looking thing, and let's not discuss Bing. This new OpenStreetMap skin, however, is hands down the best looking digital map I've ever seen.
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GeoServer Featured on the Sourceforge Anvil Podcast

GeoServer Featured on the Sourceforge Anvil Podcast | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Our Justin DeOliveira recently graced the “airwaves” of the internet, speaking to Rich Bowen of the Sourceforge Anvil Podcast about the GeoServer project. GeoServer was one of SourceForge’s featured projects in February 2012.
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Open Source Interactive Geospatial Mapping jQuery Plugin

Open Source Interactive Geospatial Mapping jQuery Plugin | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
jQuery Geo is an open source geospatial mapping jQuery plugin from Applied Geographics developed with the intention of making spatial web mapping significantly simpler than it may initially seem.jQuery Geo provides a streamlined JavaScript API for...
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Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world!

Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world! | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Wikimapia is an online editable map - you can describe any place on Earth. Or just surf the map discovering tonns of already marked places.
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Esri Donation Supports Collaboration with OpenStreetMap Community

Esri Donation Supports Collaboration with OpenStreetMap Community | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Esri president Jack Dangermond affirmed his commitment to making map content accessible to everyone with a monetary donation to the OpenStreetMap Foundation.
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Get Traffic Conditions in Norway, New Zealand, and Hong Kong

Get Traffic Conditions in Norway, New Zealand, and Hong Kong | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
We have expanded our live traffic coverage to Norway, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. Traffic in Google Maps was introduced in 2008, and since then our team has been working hard to bring this popular feature to more and more countries.
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Ten Things You Need to Know about Open Source Geospatial Software

Ten Things You Need to Know about Open Source Geospatial Software | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
How confident are you in your knowledge of open source geospatial software? How about a quick introduction or refresher? Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg offers 10 points that are important to understand about open source software.
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Explore the global satellite and aerial imagery on your phone

Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Google Earth on the App Store. Download Google Earth and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Why StreetEasy rolled its own maps - O'Reilly Radar

Why StreetEasy rolled its own maps - O'Reilly Radar | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Why StreetEasy rolled its own mapsO'Reilly RadarSebastian Delmont: Once we tried to negotiate and realized that wasn't going to lead us to a happy place, we started looking at OpenStreetMap (OSM).
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After price hike, Foursquare and StreetEasy switch from Google to OpenStreetMaps

After price hike, Foursquare and StreetEasy switch from Google to OpenStreetMaps | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Foursquare ditched its corporate overlords and showed some love to a little startup this week. After Google raised the price on its Maps API, Foursquare began looking for new options.
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Google Earth Makes History Come Alive

Google Earth Makes History Come Alive | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Google Earth is hoping to change all that with their partnership with the David Rumsey Map Collection, an online archive of historical maps and cartographic material. Rumsey's archive includes maps made by aerial ...
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Light Styles for OSM Layers in QGIS

Light Styles for OSM Layers in QGIS | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
A good background map has enough detail to allow the reader to orient himself but at the same time must not overwhelm the overlays. For data to be overlaid onto OSM plugin layers, a more neutral style is needed.
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Beautiful Global Projections – Adding Custom Projections to QGIS

Beautiful Global Projections – Adding Custom Projections to QGIS | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
This year we are celebrating Gerardus Mercator’s 500th birthday. We have all grown very accustomed to his Mercator projection but I want to take the chance to explore some alternatives: &hell...
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Use Google Earth To Geo Tag Photos & Delete GPS Data

Use Google Earth To Geo Tag Photos & Delete GPS Data | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Nowadays, there are multiple types of cameras available out there that come with Geotag photo feature to automatically use your current location in order to geo.
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Map outdoormaps.org (Openstreetmap)

Map outdoormaps.org (Openstreetmap) | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it

The future of mapping for hikers.

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Many Sites Chart a New Course as Google Expands Fees

Many Sites Chart a New Course as Google Expands Fees | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it

When Google included smaller Web sites in the fees it charges to incorporate its maps online, many of them rebelled. Impact of foursquare's move to OpenStreetMaps? 

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Analyzing, Fixing, and Improving OpenStreetMap

Analyzing, Fixing, and Improving OpenStreetMap | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
We’re looking at new ways to find out how and where OpenStreetMap needs improvement.
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QGIS basics for Journalists

QGIS basics for Journalists | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
QGIS is a free, open source GIS application for Windows and Mac that provides a great starting point for journalists who want to learn to explore data with maps.

Understanding how to visualize map data is an important skill but it can be intimidating. This tutorial will guide you through the basics, covering how GIS files work, how to edit them and how to join them with external data for analysis. It will also give you the tools to make simple, interactive data maps that work on every platform."

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IADB Launches MapAmericas

IADB Launches MapAmericas | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
This weekend the Inter-American Development Bank is launching their new MapAmericas platform at their annual meetings in Montevideo.
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Gendering the GeoWeb Analysing demographic difference in usVGI

From the Annual Meeting New York, February 24 -28, 2012 Monica Stephens, University of Arizona (USA)Antonella Rondinone, Università di Siena (Italy) (RT @clairedwillett: Reading "Gendering the #GeoWeb: Analyzing demographic difference in user generated geographic...

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NASA's New 'Earth Now' App: Your World, Unplugged

NASA's New 'Earth Now' App: Your World, Unplugged | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
A free, new iPhone app from NASA literally puts the whole world in the palm of your hands.
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MapWindow Conference 2012 - Conference Overview

MapWindow Conference 2012 - Conference Overview | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
The 3rd International MapWindow GIS Conference with the DotSpatial, SharpMap, OSGeo DotNet and OSGeo.nl Community!
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Sharing GIS Data: Using an ESRI Map Content File (.nmc)

Sharing GIS Data: Using an ESRI Map Content File (.nmc) | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Learn to share GIS data from ArcGIS Explorer using an Map Content File (.nmc).
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Crowds create Wikipedia-style maps of the world

Crowds create Wikipedia-style maps of the world | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
When Benjamin Gleitzman moved from New York to the San Francisco Bay area, he used a talking turn-by-turn driving app to guide him across the country. In the middle of Wyoming, the voice told him to turn left where there was no road.

Rather than complain to the maker of the app, called Waze, he logged in and made a note for anyone else who happened to drive that way that the road wasn't there. It was a small gesture of consideration to his fellow travelers."

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Google Earth's second coming

Google Earth's second coming | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it

Google Earth's second comingNewsworks.orgAccording to a blurb on Philly's Curbed, and in more detail in article on the Huffington Post, a former Dreamworks and Google employee, Paul Rademacher, created Stratocam, a collection of aerial images taken...

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