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The great space race pt.1

Posted by: Will Cadell in technology imagery satellites 1 year, 5 months ago

What just happened to remote sensing?

TerraBella just arrived. Google’s rebranded (previously Skybox) remote sensing constellation is still in very active development with planned launches over the next few years. Their focus is on platform and information delivery rather than delivery of imagery. That’s amazing, but not because of the enormity of the problem, but because they are only one of a growing number of companies proposing to do much the same thing.

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PostGIS, CartoDB Bounding Box Trick

Posted by: Will Cadell in mapping cartodb web development postgis google maps leaflet 2 years, 3 months ago

When pulling out CartoDB or PostGIS data into a web mapping environment like LeaftletJS or Google Maps, it is handy to know the bounding box of the data in question. The bounding box is a convenient way to ensure your data is fully visible to the user, no matter what platform they are using or how responsive the viewport is.

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UPDATE With CartoDB Via PostGIS

Posted by: Will Cadell in postgis cartodb mapping cartocss web development 2 years, 3 months ago

I had made the assumption that CartoDB was all about data delivery. Much like the deprecated Google Maps Engine, I had assumed CartoDB's value was really in fast data rendering and distribution.

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A Multi Season Trail Map With Mapbox & CartoDB

Posted by: Will Cadell in Cartography cartodb mapbox mapping web development cartocss technology leaflet 2 years, 3 months ago

A trail map is seemingly so simple. But, to create a really 'good' trail map we need to consider a few key things:

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Styling Lines With CartoCSS

Posted by: Will Cadell in Cartography cartodb cartocss 2 years, 3 months ago

A short example of CartoCSS class-based line rendering.

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