World MapIn the world of geospatial technology, closed source solutions have been the norm for decades. But the tides are slowly turning as open source GIS software is gaining increasing prominence. Paul Ramsey, senior strategist at the open source company Boundless, is one of the people trying to change that.
One sure way to get a conversation worked up is to talk about traffic safety. It’s not uncommon that the road we are most worried about is the one in our own neighborhood. Thanks to the efforts of the State GIS office we now have an online map that aggregates vehicle crash data. The data gives …
Frankenplace is an online mapping search engine which indexes over 5 million articles from the English version of Wikipedia and online travel blog entries in order to bring geographical context to search queries.
How Users are Helping to Map Kenyan Slums - The blank pink shaded area on the left shows the geographic information available for Kibera before the crowdsourced effort by Spatial Collective filled in geographic data (right).