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Maps and Cartography

Georeference Goad map from the British Library.

British Library Crowdsources 2,700 Maps for Georeferencing

Launched back in February of 2012, the British Library started a pilot project to engage the public in help the library to georerefence a portion of its extensive digital maps collection. The British Library recently announced the successful completion of its efforts to have more than 2,700 maps georeferenced for […]

GIS Learning

Geospatial Redux: Street View Now on Mobile Phones, Hubway Data Visualization Challenge,

Geospatial Redux: Street View Now on Mobile Phones, Hubway Data Visualization Challenge,

The workaround for those steadfast on using Google Maps on their iPhones was to create a shortcut for Google Maps on the device.  Even with that solution, one of the grumblings about losing Google Maps as the backend for Apple iOS’ Map App was the loss of street level data.  Now Google Maps […]

GIS Learning

Armchair Geography

Armchair Geography

Geospatial technology has allowed users the ability to travel the world without ever leaving home.  Users can explore the world, inside and out.  Last October, Google unveiled Google MapsGL which uses Google Maps and Web Graphics Library (WebGL), bring 3D graphics to web browsers.  Showcasing the advancement were sample 3D tours […]

Maps and Cartography

Georeferencing Map Project at the British LibraryGeoreferencing Map Project at the British Library.

British Library Launches Crowdsourcing Map Georeferencing Program

The British Library has launched a pilot project to engage the public’s help in geoferencing historical maps.  A  sample of 725 maps of England and Wales from the 18th and 19th century (from the Ordnance Survey Drawings, 1780-1840) along with with large-scale street plans of London from  1560 to 1860 (from the the Crace […]

GIS Software

Creating Maps for Wikipedia and Printed Materials with ShareMap.org

Creating Maps for Wikipedia and Printed Materials with ShareMap.org

The availability of simple online mapping tools (such as what Google Maps offers) allows those with limited geospatial technical knowlege to design simple maps via  a web browser without using any external professional tools. These tools open up mapping to anybody who wanted to create a map of their neighborhood, […]

GIS Learning

Future of GIS

Future of GIS

Always interesting are the predictions that pundits have for the future of GIS.  I’ve started to collect GIS predictions and list them here. The GIS predictions for the future are listed by the year in reverse chronological order. The Future of GIS is in the Cloud Digital Map Products, a […]