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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 3 years, 6 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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Beware the Echo Chamber

Posted by: Will Cadell in startups technology 3 years, 6 months ago

There is a concept of spatial auto-correlation in GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This is a measure of the degree to which a set of spatial features and their associated data values tend to be clustered together in space (reference). So in small words: similar things tend to hang out together.

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Making Maps at Web Scale (UNBC)

Posted by: Will Cadell 3 years, 6 months ago

> Lets make some maps!

Google Maps!

Google Maps

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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 3 years, 6 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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Disparate data, technology fiefdoms (and 65 pictures of your cat) - Video

Posted by: Will Cadell in Open Data Data 3 years, 10 months ago

Will Cadell (@geo_will) presented at FOSS4G 2014. He talked about the importance of considering the commonwealth of data when publishing open data products. Check out his presentation here >>>

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