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Geographic Information Systems in the Cloud

Geographic Information Systems in the Cloud
A platform that knows location. Our optimized vector-based map engine is based on the latest HTML5 technology, and is the fastest map display engine available. But we also provide the most comprehensive geo location, analytics and data integration capabilities that will let you leverage legacy geo and location data. GIS Cloud supports all popular geospatial vector and raster formats, and even allows you to import spreadsheets and text data to create your cloud-based geo information repository.And because we provide the ability to project your legacy data ‘on the fly’, you don’t need to concern yourself with map projections or other geo database complexities.We then make your legacy geo information accessible through Javascript and REST APIs so that no matter what your solution requires, you can access it from all of your applications on all of your enterprise devices.

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Map Makerpedia: A Worldwide Community of Mapping Knowledge The collective expertise of the Google Map Maker community has benefitted millions of people who use Google Maps. Users have helped put cities, road networks, and universities on the map for the first time in over 187 countries and regions. Now, users have the ability to contribute more than their mapping edits; they can also share their experiences, knowledge, and local expertise. Map Makerpedia homepage Map Makerpedia is a new crowdsourced guide for Google Map Maker that features lessons, articles, and tutorials. CartoDB + Leaflet = Easy One of the biggest sources of buzz at FOSS4G was CartoDB. It is a hosted solution from Vizzuality that uses PostGIS to allow you to store your spatial data online. I got a beta account a couple of weeks ago but life (i.e. paying work) kept getting in the way but I finally got to play with it recently. One of the things that intrigued me is that, similar to Google Fusion Tables, CartoDB exposes a SQL interface through a RESTful API (I’m still not sure if the term “API” applies to REST but it’s a convenient shorthand). Essentially, CartoDB exposes PostgreSQL SQL and the spatial SQL extensions of PostGIS. Once your data is loaded, you can query it and return the results as either CartoDB’s JSON syntax, KML or GeoJSON.

Google Earth Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D created by Keyhole, Inc, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) funded company acquired by Google in 2004 (see In-Q-Tel). It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system (GIS) 3D globe. It was originally available with three different licenses, but has since been reduced to just two: Google Earth (a free version with limited function) and Google Earth Pro ($399 per year), which is intended for commercial use.[4] The third original option, Google Earth Plus, has been discontinued.[5][6] For other parts of the surface of the Earth, 3D images of terrain and buildings are available. Google Earth uses digital elevation model (DEM) data collected by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).[11] This means one can view the whole earth in three dimensions.

jQuery Mapael - Ease the build of pretty data visualizations on dynamic vector maps Map with some plotted cities, areas and zoom enabled. Try it » Map with a legend for plotted cities. Visualizing Databases I’ve become quite the fan of Gephi, lately, and received a good-natured challenge by one of my colleagues, which went something like, “Why is a everything a network with you, now?” Obviously, in the case of social network-like phenomena, such as mapping collaboration in the Digital Humanities with the DH@Stanford graph–network theory and network language (whether visual or theoretical) make sense. Network analytical tools like Gephi are also only a short step away from spatial analytical tools, like ArcGIS, many of which are used to ask questions about geographic networks and not about the kind of continuous data found in topography.

Esri Solutions For Deploying Mobile GIS Esri offers users a host of solutions, designed to be used from PC, web and mobile clients, however, lately there’s definitely huge interest in the mobile ecosystem. The company actually offers 5 solutions they bill as “mobile” offerings. These include ArcGIS for Win Mobile, ArcPad, ArcGIS for Windows Phone and ArcGIS Desktop – each has it’s benefits, price point, and target audience/user. From Esri… Each of these technologies provides a specific set of capabilities that meets the needs of different end-user application requirements. Trade-offs in software and hardware capabilities, mobile OS, price, size, device ruggedness, and battery life help determine which of these Esri technologies are best suited for your organization’s size, workflow, project scope, and/or development scenario.

Real time GPS tracking in Google Earth Real time GPS tracking in Google Earth This guide shows you how to view one or more remote vehicles or persons in Google Earth in real time! The moving person, let's call him - Person A, needs a mobile phone, a Pocket PC, laptop with a GPS and Internet connection that supports (You find a list at The viewing person, let's call him - Person B, needs a Windows PC with Google Earth installed. Note! Interactive Javascript Maps Our JavaScript Maps is a tool that you can use to easily add interactive map functionality to your web pages and JavaScript-based applications. You can use this tool to show locations of your offices, routes of your journeys, create your distributor map, etc. Photos or illustrations can be used as layers and backgrounds of maps, so you can make different presentations, e-learning tools and more. Main features of our tool: Customize every detail of your map – sizes, colors, disable features you don’t need;Create multi-level structuresCreate map charts (heatmaps)Load icons or photos on top of your mapUse your own custom map texturesDraw lines and add textSet the start-up zoom level and positionUse it as zoomifyer to display big picturesControl the map with JavaScript (reload data and settings, set and get data and separate parameters, register clicks) Maps included:

Protovis Protovis composes custom views of data with simple marks such as bars and dots. Unlike low-level graphics libraries that quickly become tedious for visualization, Protovis defines marks through dynamic properties that encode data, allowing inheritance, scales and layouts to simplify construction. Protovis is free and open-source, provided under the BSD License. It uses JavaScript and SVG for web-native visualizations; no plugin required (though you will need a modern web browser)!

Take Me Out To the Ballgame - Hitting a “Home Run” on Store Site Selection Summary: Jim Stone, prinicpal of Chain Store Advisors and former CEO of geoVue provides his thoughts on the correlation between baseball and store site selection. Is it expertise, "gut feel," or do you stick by the numbers. You'll have to "step up to the plate" and read this article to find out more. Google Earth Tools Help keeping these programs freeware. Make a donation by PayPal. Tools for GoogleEarth freeware Live map of London Underground trains Loading... Powered by Leaflet — Map tiles © Thunderforest, data © OpenStreetMap contributors. Live London Underground map By Matthew Somerville. Data collected: Mon, 05 Sep 2016 08:33:02 +0100 <div style="border: solid 2px #cc0000; padding: 5px; width: 70%; margin: 1em auto;"> I'm afraid that this page requires JavaScript to draw the maps and plot move the trains, which isn't possible with just HTML.

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