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A GIS Analyst with consulting firm, Dar Al Handasah, Ravish Bapna has written a book about geospatial data processing using Python. Bapna holds a Master of Technology degree in Geoinformatics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur. In this article, Bapna introduces his book, “Participatory Geospatial Development Using Python”. For the fast progress of any state, the decision makers should have accurately [...]
The biggest mapping fun at Christmas time is NORAD’s Santa tracking. The tracking started back in 1955 when a Sears department store misprinted the number children could call to get updates on Santa’s whereabouts. The number instead went through to the Colorado Springs’ Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Center. The then Director of Operations at the time, [...]
iOS6 iPhone users, rejoice! Back in September Apple dropped Google Maps as the default mapping and navigation app when it released iO6, instead replacing it with an in-house mapping app. After months of speculation and anxious waiting, Google Maps for iPhone and iPod Touch has been released (unfortunately, a larger version for iPad users is [...]
China recently started issuing passports with an updated design to its citizens. The redesigned passports have upset a number of China’s neighbors with the map produced on the inside pages. Those watermarked pages show a map of China that includes areas of the region under dispute by several neighboring countries. There are two main controversial [...]