August, 2013


GIS Software

Crowdsourced Traffic Data from Waze on Google Maps

Crowdsourced Traffic Data from Waze on Google Maps

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 […]

GIS Software

ArcGIS Online Wordpress plugin.

Add ArcGIS Online Maps to Your WordPress Blog

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 […]

GIS Learning

New Edition Released: Python Geospatial Development

New Edition Released: Python Geospatial Development

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 […]

GIS Learning

Drawing from 1812 by William Chavasse proposing an anchor system to provide a stable platform for using at telescope at sea for determining longitude based on the position of the moon and the stars. The Board of Longitude determined this method to be unworthy.

Board of Longitude Archives Opened to the Public

The 300-year-old archive of the Board of Longitude has been scanned and made available to the public via the the Cambridge Digital Library.