Map Projections: Flatten the Sphere - GIS Geography Why use map projections? The best way to represent the Earth is with a globe. We live on one big blue marble that’s the shape of a sphere (or close to it) But globes are hard to carry in your backpack, you can only see one side of the globe, it’s hard to measure distances and they’re just not as convenient as paper maps. This is why we project globes on two-dimensional planes with map projections. For the GIS analyst to make use of points, lines and polygons, it is necessary to locate them in two dimensions. How to Create a Minimalist Map Design With OpenStreetMap Mapping can be as much about choosing what data not to include as to include, so you can best focus your audience on the story you are telling. Oftentimes with data visualization projects, the story isn’t about the streets or businesses or parks, but rather about the data you’re trying to layer on the map. To help people visualize data like this, I’ve started to design a new minimal base map for [OpenStreetMap]( What’s great about OpenStreetMap is that the data is all [open]( This means I can take the data and design a totally custom experience. Once finished, the map will serve as another option to the traditional OpenStreetMap baselayer. I’m designing the new map in the open-source map design studio [TileMill]( which Development Seed has written before about [here]( The map can be used as a light, very subtle background to add data on top of for use either with our [MapBox hosting platform’s]( map builder or on its own. !
Weka 3 - Data Mining with Open Source Machine Learning Software in Java Weka is tried and tested open source machine learning software that can be accessed through a graphical user interface, standard terminal applications, or a Java API. It is widely used for teaching, research, and industrial applications, contains a plethora of built-in tools for standard machine learning tasks, and additionally gives transparent access to well-known toolboxes such as scikit-learn, R, and Deeplearning4j. Download and installDocsCoursesBook
Thinkmap SDK The Thinkmap SDK enables organizations to incorporate data-driven visualization technology into their enterprise Web applications. Thinkmap applications allow users to make sense of complex information in ways that traditional interfaces are incapable of. The Thinkmap SDK (v. 2.8) includes a set of out-of-the-box configurations for solving common visualization problems, as well as new visualization techniques for customizing data displays. We have designed Thinkmap to be lightweight, fast, easily extensible, and able to connect seamlessly to a wide variety of data sources.
GL Visit the mapbox-gl-cocoa repository for a static library designed for use with Objective-C as a UIView object. Or, visit the mapbox-gl-native repository if you'd like to contribute to the underlying C++11 project. iOS Installation Copy the contents of mapbox-gl-cocoa/dist into your project. Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion When Boston public schools introduced a new standard map of the world this week, some young students’ felt their jaws drop. In an instant, their view of the world had changed. The USA was small.
StatPlanet StatPlanet (formerly StatPlanet Map Maker) is a free, award-winning application for creating fully customizable interactive maps. StatPlanet can be used to visualize location-based statistical data, such as life expectancy by country or demographic statistics and voting patterns by US state. In addition to maps, StatPlanet also has the option of including interactive graphs and charts to create feature-rich interactive infographics.
Blog Archives - MORPHOCODE “I used to measure the Heavens, now I measure the shadows of Earth.” Johannes Kepler Observing Earth 2014 promises to be an exciting year for Earth Observation. From monitoring urban dynamics such as traffic patterns; urban sprawl or changes in land use, to the support of decision-making and planning processes for humanitarian crisis and emergency respond – the applications of remote sensing are wide. “The world’s first near-live HD video feed of Earth, from space.”; “The largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites ever launched.”; “The world’s first commercial high-resolution, HD video from space” – These are some of the exciting bold statements that you might have come across by the end of 2013, when the hype for space commercialization and accessibility was at its peak.