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Open Data…

mar 16-09-2014

This should be the mantra of any open data website:

Open data means being open to the opportunity that it has a derivative and that use is valid

— Michael Byrne (@byrne_tweets) September 16, 2014

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Nokia Maps to Arrive on iPhone and Android

mer 10-09-2014

So it looks like Nokia is going to bring back their mapping application to iPhone and Android.

The Finnish technology supplier will soon release free-of-charge map apps for mobile devices running Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS platforms, Nokia executive Sean Fernback said during an interview.

Without a need to prop up their failing mobile hardware business, Nokia seems to realize their best asset is mapping. Probably time to rename the company Navteq1 and get their map on all platforms. There is no shortage of free mapping applications on both platforms (including Apple Maps and Google Maps) so there will have to be something to get people to not use the default mapping application. Curious to see what this is for Nokia. Plus we’ll get to see if they use that crazy HERE branding.

  1. Everyone calls them that anyway

Catégories: Sites Anglophones

Baseball Ballparks in GeoJSON

mar 09-09-2014

Update: Mexican League and Eastern League are done. That means we’ve got all the Majors, Triple-A and a third of the Double-A stadiums mapped.

I’ve been working on getting all the MLB and AAA baseball ballparks in GeoJSON on GitHub. MLB1 parks are done and I think I’ve got all the AAA parks thanks to Wikipedia but I’m still missing most of the Mexican League which is a AAA league. I’m also hoping to complete the AA and A ballparks as well. If you can help, just fork the repo and submit a pull request with the new ballpark.

  1. Ignoring the fact I had the Nationals still playing at RFK

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GIS without GIS Servers

lun 08-09-2014

My bandmate, Sheldon McGee, and I presented at AGIC 2014 on how to serve up vector data in Google Maps without using some crazy GIS Server type software. Just a little node.js and some PostGIS is all one needs. You can view the presentation by clicking this link and view the code on Github which is a fork of Mano Marks’ fork of Bill Dollins’ original code.

Some of our goals with this project are to extend the Node.js to work with SQL Server and possibly Oracle1. Possibly even write spatial objects to PostGIS from the app2. We used Google Maps for this demo but I think the sweet spot is TileMill generated background tiles with Leaflet.js.

  1. I might need beer for that

  2. Oddly that was a big question from the audience after our presentation

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Hangouts with James Fee:: 10 Years of Steve Coast

jeu 14-08-2014

Back at it with the hangouts. Steve Coast joins me to talk about the first 10 years of OpenStreetMap and what the future might bring.

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