Batch Geonews: OpenStreetMap Contributions, QGIS Cloud, Google ‘The Cartographer’, O’Reilly Book, and much more

Here’s the latest geonews in batch mode.

On the open source / open data front:

  • Ready for FOSS4G, the geospatial open source software collection named OSGeo-Live 8.0 has been released
  • Pictures tell you everything, OpenStreetMap contributions around the world
  • Informative charts, The OpenStreetMap Contributor Activity Report – Edition
  • We mentioned QGIS Cloud two years ago, here’s an entry named Share and manage your Data with QGIS Cloud and WFS-T
  • Curved lines coming to GeoServer, Getting curvey with Oracle Spatial and GeoServer
  • Here’s Esri report at an open source conference, Esri’s OSCON Wrap-Up

On the Google front:

  • An article on how Google makes its maps, Making of Maps: Reaching a milestone - you know how I wish Google would use OpenStreetMap’s data
  • The second article of the series is this one, Making of Maps: The cornerstones
  • There’s a mention of Google unveiling The Cartographer – its backpack for mapping indoors
  • The GEB has an entry on the Google Earth automatically generated 3D areas
  • On the state of driverless cars, Hidden Obstacles For Google’s Self-Driving Cars
  • If you care about it, New Google Earth Imagery – August 13th and 26th

In the everything-else category:

  • There’s geo-content in there, and it’s a generally useful free online book with live examples, O’Reilly’s Interactive Data Visualization for the Web by Scott Murray
  • Useful list of Esri’s Ready-to-Use Content Included with Your Online Subscription
  • Viva competition, Post-Microsoft Nokia Offering Mapping Services To Samsung
  • Haven’t we forgot already about privacy? New Usage-Based Insurance Software Can Track Drivers Using Smartphones
  • Downunder? MapBox got Fresh imagery for Australia
  • It’s WorldView-3, New High-Res Satellite Sees Through Smoke to Image Fires
  • An upcoming webinar, Developing an Aerial Image Workflow for UAVs
  • Oculus Rift may not be there yet, but VR is coming back our way, Samsung Launches Virtual Reality Headset For Galaxy Note 4
  • A new OGC standard in development, InfraGML, a new standard for land and infrastructure information
  • Also at OGC, they seek comments on candidate OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) 2.0 standard
  • Not the first time we see this navigation efficiency trick, How UPS increases efficiency by never making left-hand turns
  • More about geotagging photos, Geotagging and Picasa Web Albums API, or was it Google+ Photos?
  • Why not, a new algorithm finds the most beautiful route from A to B
  • VerySpatial mentions Alastair Bonnett’s Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies book

In the maps category:

  • It’s so popular, maps from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, 1937 and 1954
  • Mapping other worlds, Mapping Mars’ Missing Ice

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  1. “… O’Reilly’s Interactive Data Visualization for the Web”

    Un livre similaire et que j’ai bien aimé, avec un peu de carto en utilisant R.