Tag Archives: Google

Batch Geonews: The Book of OSM, Geomancer, SPOT 7 Satellite, Tracking Poop, and much more

Here’s the recent geonews in batch mode. On the open source / open data front: On Kickstarter now, don’t miss this opportunity to contribute and buy ‘The Book of OpenStreetMap’ by Steve Coast himself, the one that started this avalanche From Associated Press, Geomancer is open source tool to help journalists easily mash up data based on shared geography And ...

Read More »

Batch Geonews: OL3-Cesium Library, Embed Street Views, OGC Web Coverage Tile Service, and much more

Here’s the recent geonews in batch mode. On the open source / open data front: The new OL3-Cesium library, integrating OpenLayers 3 and Cesium together for smooth switching between 2D and 3D A new book on the open source GDAL/OGR library, “Geospatial Power Tools” by Tyler Mitchell Not directly geospatial but for 3D, Tao3D: a New Open-Source Programming Language For ...

Read More »

Batch Geonews: Halloween Street View, Cesium 3D Terrains, India’s GNSS, Open Source Dronecode, and much more

Here’s the recent geonews in batch mode. On the open source / open data front: This is a must see, full instructions to Creating 3D terrains with Cesium Via O’Reilly, I became aware of Google’s open Material Design Icons on GitHub that can certainly be used for maps, reminiscent of the Maki and WorldWeatherSymbols amongst a few New lab, University ...

Read More »

Google Geonews: New ‘My Maps’, Making of Maps, Street View in many New Places, and more

Here’s the recent Google-related geonews in batch mode. From official sources: Launched in, there’s a new Google My Maps available, Make your own way with the new My Maps, along with a My Maps Android app. This version allows users to “add images, descriptions, custom icons, and place details along the way” and user maps can be added to Google’s ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Batch Geonews: Google Drone Delivery, Galileo Satellites Failures, 100 New 3D Cities for Bing Maps, 1M NYC Buildings in OSM, and much more

Here’s the recent geonews in batch mode. On the open source / open data front: A webinar Friday next week named Introducing the QGIS Academy Project Nice to see, Over 1 million New York City buildings and addresses imported to OpenStreetMap Because that’s the kind of maps we want to show our friends, Showing geotagged photos on a Leaflet map ...

Read More »

Batch Geonews: WorldView-3 Launched, UK to Allow Autonomous Cars, ArcGIS Pro, MapBox GL, and much more

This is an unusually long edition of the geonews in batch mode, covering all of our Summer break. On the Esri front: A nice summary, Twelve Things Worth Knowing from Esri User Conference Q&A More options is good, Introducing Esri’s World Elevation Services It’s not ‘beta’ anymore, ArcGIS Open Data production APB discuss the upcoming 64-bits friendly ArcGIS Pro ...

Read More »

Google Geonews: Google Selling its Aerial Imagery, New Explore Feature in Google Maps, Ebola Map, London in 3D, and more

Starting to catch up the numerous geonews of the past weeks covering our Summer break. Here’s the recent Google-related geonews. From official sources: A new ‘explore’ feature, Spend more time exploring with Google Maps 36 new University campuses in Street View, Take a college road trip with Street View From the official Google Geo Developers Blog, Recap of Google Maps ...

Read More »

Google Geonews: Maps at Google I/O, Google Acquires Skybox, World Cup Stadiums in Google Earth, and more

Catching up this month’s geonews after launching our new site yesterday, here’s the first in a series of ‘batch mode’ posts, this one focusing on Google-related geonews. From official sources: The Google I/O conference, here’s the official entry about Maps at I/O’14 with a list of geo-related sessions Football/Soccer? See the stadiums with Get a front row seat to ...

Read More »

Batch Geonews: Municipal Datasets, 3DEP - 3D Elevation Program, more Transit in Google Maps, and much more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode.

From the open source and open data front:

  • Rezoning permits are #1, Open Data Summit Top 10 Most Wanted Municipal Datasets
  • New open source tool, batyr: On-demand synchronization of vector data to a PostGIS database
  • QGIS improvements the QGIS Field calculator is dead. Long live the Field calculator bar
  • Something many end up doing, and here's a guide to do it, A guide to the rasterization of vector coverages in PostGIS
  • An extension in development to make OpenLayers more powerful, CAD-like Feature Construction with the OpenLayers Editor
  • Open data is everywhere, and any time! OpenHistoricalMap is a project designed to store and display map data throughout the history of the world
  • GeoAwesome asks Should navigation companies move to OpenStreetMap like Telenav?
  • Is a new website newsworthy? The new GeoServer website is certainly a nice improvement
  • Getting closer to version 1.0, here's another summary of GeoGit - Distributed geospatial data versioning based on Git
  • Geoff also shares a summary on the state of Canada's open geospatial data initiative
  • On the American side, the NED DEM dataset will be replaced by 3DEP - 3D Elevation Program, offering always higher spatial resolution

From the Google front:

  • Google provides an update on transit directions in Google Maps, including all transit routes in Great Britain and host cities in Brazil, real-time updates for Vancouver and Chicago, and more, also mentioning that transit is available in "64 countries and more than 15,000 towns and cities worldwide"
  • At the beginning of the month, new Google Map apps added several new features, including Uber integration and an offline button for iOS
  • The GEB shares Tips to make Google Earth appear more realistic and the screenshot is convincing and here's How the Google Earth cache works
  • If you don't already know what those geometric structures are on the sea floor, Did Google Earth discover an underwater alien base?
  • Want to understand El Nino? Everything about the El Nino Zone in Google Earth
  • We told you about Project Tango already, Slashdot discusses Google Rumored To Be Making 3D-Scanning Tablets
  • One article I missed published last month, in forestry, Google Earth Engine Brings Big Data to Environmental Activism
  • And yes, here's the list of locations for this month's new Google Earth imagery

In the everything-else category:

  • GeoJSON now an official media type registered with the IANA (IANA on Wikipedia)
  • Over the Spatial Law site, an entry named White House Big Data and Privacy Report: Wake Up Call for Geospatial Community?
  • At the research stage, ‘Quantum Compass’: Navigation technology that might replace GPS, this is also discussed over Slashdot
  • Numbers to say it's worth, contribution of Geospatial Industry to Irish Economy in: E69.3m
  • Interesting to see what is considered the Big 5 of geospatial: future cities, open geospatial, BIM, big data and policy, it's a series of events planned for next Fall
  • Another free online course, Simon Fraser Professor Introduces GIS MOOC
  • A short reminder of the potential of Augmented Reality and Geospatial Technology
  • It's happening, Volvo Testing Autonomous Cars On Public Roads
  • Privacy, US Police Departments Using Car Tracking Database Sworn To Secrecy
  • But there's useful uses to tracking? Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed
  • Creating 'Swarm', Foursquare Splits To Take On Yelp
  • Deeply into remote sensing? A new eNewsletter from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • The Proba-V mini-satellite, Views of Earth From Europe’s New Plant-Mapping Minisatellite
  • I remember discussions about this 12 years ago, Canada might get its hyperspectral spaceborne mission, related press release
  • Real-time tracking map of whales around Hawaii

In the maps category:

  • Nice moon remote sensing, Help NASA Choose the Most Beautiful Lunar Image
  • Less nice is ESA's Cryosat Mission Sees Antarctic Ice Losses Double
  • Not useful, but there's something I like about the Worlds Capitals Voronoi map and why not, a Voronoi map of the world divided by airports
  • A map according to languages, named by The Economist as The world according to Putin
  • One of my favorite topics, Interactive map shows global economical inequality
  • Let's end with funny maps, Slicing Europe with 20 stereotypes
Read More »