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PostGIS, CartoDB Bounding Box Trick

Posted by: Will Cadell in mapping cartodb web development postgis google maps leaflet 2 years, 5 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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A Multi Season Trail Map With Mapbox & CartoDB

Posted by: Will Cadell in Cartography cartodb mapbox mapping web development cartocss technology leaflet 2 years, 5 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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A Base Map For All Seasons - CartoCSS & Mapbox Studio

Posted by: Will Cadell in mapbox mapbox studio mapping web development leaflet 2 years, 5 months ago

A short post looking at tweaking base maps for seasonality using Mapbox Studio & CartoCSS.

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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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Better web maps with map analytics

Posted by: Will Cadell in Cartography analytics news user experience technology mapping code spatial analytics google maps leaflet 2 years, 10 months ago

Analytics are a great tool for monitoring and reporting on website traffic and user interactions. It is reasonablely expected that, as a web developer I will use analytics to better understand my users and deliver them with incrementally improving services and experiences.

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