GIS Data

Mapping the Outbreaks of Diseases

In August of 2014, the World Health Organization declared a public emergency in response to the growing number of Ebola cases that have struck several West African countries. So far, the countries that have been hit hardest include Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Senegal. In those countries, more than […]

GIS Data

OpenStreetMap on MapBox Streets.OpenStreetMap on MapBox Streets.

OpenStreetMap: Grassroots Mapping

OpenStreetMap was founded with the goal of creating and providing free geographic data to whoever wants it. With an army of 5,000 volunteers who hit the streets around the world with GPS units to capture street segments or who participate in applying attribute information to collected data, the project has […]

GIS Learning

OpenStreetMap - Be Your Own Cartographer by Jonathan Bennett

Book Review: OpenStreetMap ~ Be Your Own Cartographer

If you’ve been interested in contributing to OpenStreetMap but aren’t sure how or where to start, Jonathan Bennett has written a reference book about the collaborative geographic data creating service.  Jonathan Bennett has been extensively involved with OpenStreetMap since 2006 and is a member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation.  The book […]