Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf introduces OpenRouteService’s experimental routing option ‘Quiet Routing’ which guides pedestrian travel around noisy urban areas.
In today’s era of digital maps, the use of paper maps might seem a bit antiquated. When Google Maps are easily accessible through any computer, tablet, or smartphone, pulling out a paper map appears to be as old-fashioned as using a rotary telephone or listening to a vinyl record. There […]
A brand new start up, First Mile Geo, which specializes in developing GIS tools for research in developing countries, has helped analyze and map out the Syrian conflict at the neighborhood level in the country’s largest city, Aleppo. In order to create a report commissioned by the American Security Project, Caerus Associates, […]
Demographic trends in the U.S. have always been a tradition and a wealth of information. After all, the United States government conducts an official census of every household and every person living within its borders every ten years. That census is not only mandated by the U.S. Constitution but the […]
Google’s recent enforcement of Google Maps API usage, resulting in charges for those exceeding the stated free usage quotas, has led some web sites to jump ship in search of less expensive online mapping options including Open MapQuest. Ed Freyfogle of Nestoria, a property search engine, recently posted on Nestoria’s […]
Online mapping has become an essential tool for most people today. From providing virtual geography to driving directions, most people use some form of web mapping on a daily basis. Technology Behind Web Mapping How Taxi Drivers Are Helping to Create More Efficient Driving Directions November 10, 2010: Microsoft is […]
The World Health Organization (WHO) has put out a mapping application showing the global prevalence of obesity for males and females over twenty years of age. WHO defines obesity as those individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) that is 30 or higher. According to WHO’s factsheet on obesity, in […]
Industry news in the geospatial world includes announcements from Avenza, GTG, RapidEye, and the Wycombe District Council. Avenza has released Geographic Imager3.3 for Adobe Photoshop. The latest release includes support for the newer versions of Photoshop, new Pixel-as-Point preference option, and mew Create Single Layer option for Terrain Shader. GTG has announced […]