Batch Geonews: Get Your Google Glass on April 15, TopoJSON, GDAL/OGR for ArcGIS, Ukraine Maps, and much more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode.

On the open source / open data front:

  • Here's AmigoCloud's open source GDAL/OGR plugin for ArcGIS
  • I learned about dat, an open source 'data management package' with revision control, with similarities (competing with?) with GeoGit, related, GeoGit for Python: Announcing geogit-py
  • We already told you about GeoJSON over GitHub, but you can go further with GitSpatial, a spatial API for GitHub-hosted GeoJSON files
  • MySQL trying to catch up PostGIS, MySQL 5.7 GIS building on Boost Geometry
  • GeoA shares an entry on StoryMap JS: Tell your own story using the Open-Source Story Map tool
  • Amongst recent software updates, MapTiler 0.5.3
  • More editing ahead, 500,000 km2 Satellite Imagery Update for OpenStreetMap Tracing, meanwhile you can do it yourself; Drone Adventures Imagery for Tracing in OpenStreetMap: Fukushima + Lima

On the Esri front:

  • 'Explorer for ArcGIS', yes, that's for this month on iOS, Explorer for ArcGIS is coming!
  • Interoperability, Using OpenLayers to work with REST and OGC services from ArcGIS Server
  • 2TB of new imagery, New DigitalGlobe content released in World Imagery basemap
  • Updated, ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.9 Released
  • Becoming open, Esri ArcGIS Open Data Update

On the Google front:

  • That's it, anyone in the U.S. can finally buy their own Google Glasses, but if you want one, you need to buy it on Tuesday April 15 or wait until it becomes really available to everyone, anytime, Anyone Can Buy Google Glass April 15 and directly over CNN, Google Glass available to anyone for one day only - and yes, quantities are limited
  • A generic and informative article About Google Earth Imagery
  • With the data layer, Build a map infographic with Google Maps & JavaScript
  • Maps everywhere, USGS Maps in Google Maps Gallery
  • Angkor Wat, Wander through Angkor’s thousand-year-old temples on Street View
  • Another article on The obscured areas of Google Earth

Discussed over Slashdot:

  • Thanks open licenses, New York Public Library Releases Over 20,000 Hi-Res Maps
  • Another way to do 3D viz,  3D Display Uses Misted Water
  • Taxi sharing, Taxis By Algorithm: Streamlining City Transport With Graph Theory
  • Still possible in, Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours
  • Crowdsourced traffic app, In Israel, Class-Action Plaintiff Requests Waze Source Code Under GPL
  • Location privacy once again, London's Public Bike Data Can Tell Everyone Where You've Been
  • A map of submarine cables, Oxford Internet Institute Creates Internet "Tube" Map
  • Another kind of map, Physicists Produce Antineutrino Map of the World
  • Thanks OpenStreetMap once again, Racing To Contain Ebola, the map on MapBox: Mapping an entire city in a day

In the everything else category:

  • We never specifically addressed the TopoJSON format, which is topological GeoJSON, related, GeoJSON for linked data, The GeoJSON-LD project
  • A post that clearly demonstrates why GML was never a good solution: GML madness, hope GeoPackage will be a better one
  • We never really mentioned the Internet of Things yet, worth reading a bit about this current buzz word since it has obvious geolocation ties, related, The Internet of Things forecasted to include 26 billion intelligent devices by
  • Another informative entry on what is geofencing, Geofencing And My Business
  • An why not, Cloak – location-based anti-social app lets you avoid annoying friends and exes
  • A Make article on DIY Satellites: Now and Near Future and another one named Your Own Satellite: 7 Things to Know Before You Go
  • Here's why remote sensing is a profession, Earth observation data and revenue generation; the catch and guidelines and it's evolving fast, Earth observation satellite startups set to transform the EO imaging ecosystem
  • Corporate privacy is dead too, monitor Saudi Arabia oil reserves from satellites, Monitoring Oil reserves from Space

In the maps category:

  • GeoCurrents offers a series over Ukraine, Ukrainian Regionalism and the Federal Option, Energy Issues in the Ukrainian Crisis and Russian Envelopment? Ukraine’s Geopolitical Complexities, also related, How cartographers should map Crimea?
  • In the UK? UK Air Pollution Forecast Map
  • Maps is money, The interactive map of taxi trips in New York city
  • And a map of companies and their worldwide presence OpenCorporates Maps by KILN
  • Fiction maps, The Secrets and Clues of the Official Game of Thrones Maps and why not, The Geology of 'Game of Thrones'

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  1. Great information, Google glass is really something very interesting invention by Google.

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