Hal Shelton is a cartographer most notable for his natural-color maps done for Jeppeson Map Company in the 1950s and 1960s.
Users of Google’s mapping products will notice the addition of more detailed traffic data, courtesy of Waze, an app that collects traffic and roadway conditions from its users. Last week, Google announced the integration of Waze user incident reports into its Google Maps for Mobile apps. Android and iOS users […]
A new plugin has just been released that gives those using WordPress the ability to embed maps from ArcGIS Online into their blogs. ArcGIS Online is Esri’s online repository of web map services. Installing the plugin puts an “Add Maps” button next to the “Add Media” button found when writing a […]
I do pro bono GIS work from time to time, and a recent contribution was towards a local school that was undergoing a capital campaign to build science and computer labs to enhance the quality of education at that elementary school. A non-profit, this school needed to raise funds that […]
New 2013 TIGER/Line Shapefiles are set for release on Thursday, August 22, 2013. The new release will include a new GIS file format: TIGER Geodatabases. The US Census switched to offering its geographic data in shapefile format in 2008 and now in 2013, will also provide GIS data in geodatabases. Some limited geographic […]
If you’re a Python developer looking to build and strengthen your geospatial development knowledge, check out the recently released second edition of Python Geospatial Development. Written by Erik Westra, a New Zealand-based software developer, the book is geared towards “experienced Python developers who want to get up to speed with open […]
The Maps Team at Apple is looking for a small army of Maps Ground Truth Local Experts to help beef up its data quality for its iOS Maps app. The launch of Apple’s Maps in September of 2012 (which replaced Google Maps as the default mapping and navigation app on iOS […]