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Facebook, Here and another nail in Bing Maps' coffin?

Posted by: Will Cadell in news consulting Cartography 1 year, 3 months ago

I noticed a small change in the maps provided by facebook today. In the bottom left corner they say Here, not Bing. Go take a look.

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CartoDB Certified Partner

Posted by: Will Cadell in news cartodb technology mapping web development consulting 2 years, 5 months ago

Today, Sparkgeo became a CartoDB certified partner.

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Growth From An Elastic Workforce

Posted by: Will Cadell in consulting startups technology 2 years, 7 months ago

Growth is hard.

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Scale in a time of web maps

Posted by: Will Cadell in Open Data Cartography technology web development GIS google maps consulting Data 2 years, 9 months ago

Scale has taken on a completely new meaning for me. In my training and early career, scale referred to a conversion measurement indicating a comparison between a measurement on a paper map and a measurement in the real world. The big 'thing' about GIS was that it was scale-less; you could zoom in as much as you wanted and the map changes accordingly, amazing!

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More to maps than markers

Posted by: Will Cadell in esri user experience mapping web development code gdal postgis GIS open source tools google maps consulting leaflet 2 years, 9 months ago

Google Maps have been with us since February 2005, virtually a decade ago as I write this (expect a party on Feb 8th 2015). From their acquisitions of Where 2 Technologies and Keyhole, Google ignited a cartographic web revolution. Yes, of course there were maps on the internet pre-Google Maps, but Google brought the web map to the consumer, and has driven the expectation of location intelligence in web and mobile apps ever since.

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