Issue 54: Mapping

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Do-It-Yourself Cartography - New York Times

The most influential mashup this year wasn't a Beatles tune remixed with hip-hop lyrics. It was an online street map of Chicago overlaid with crime statistics. Chicagocrime.org, which was created by the journalist Adrian Holovaty, was one of the first... | Read more...

Barbados Government Completes Digital Mapping Of Barbados Via Satellite

The Government of Barbados has just completed using GPS satellite technology to digitally map the country. When this information is combined with satellite photographs and existing maps it provides an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to locate... | Read more...

Massive Africa Update on Google Maps - White African

The Map-the-World and Map-Maker teams at Google have been making some major, and much needed, additions for Africa. With a large data push yesterday, Google Maps has one of the most impressive sets of maps on Africa that you can find. | Read more...

You Are Here: Geolocation is the Trend for 2010

Geolocation is content that has been tagged with geographic data such as GPS coordinates or a street address. This can be a video, Tweet, blog post, news story, restaurant review, or an entire lifestream. It is ultimately about geospatial awareness. | Read more...

Take Control of Your Maps

Fortunately, as in many aspects of internet technology, an ecology of open source online mapping tools has emerged alongside the market leader. It is now possible to replicate Google Maps’ functionality with open source software and produce high... | Read more...

Tanzania to track cattle by computer

Tanzania will implement computerised registration and monitoring of livestock and coding of by-products once the Traceability Act is enforced by Parliament, APA learnt here Wednesday. The new Act will help small and medium enterprises that have... | Read more...

Giving new voice to endangered cultures

This paper deals with one theme in the complex array of issues relevant to media and cultural diversity, namely: mapping of cultural landscapes and knowledge systems with and by indigenous peoples. It looks at practical and theoretical aspects of... | Read more...

Combining mobile GIS and indigenous knowledge in community managed forests

Experiments in Tanzania, India and Mali show that communities using GPS and PDA technology can record their indigenous knowledge. This paper highlights the success of local communities in learning and using mobile GIS and the limits of this technology under difficult conditions. | Read more...

UMN MapServer

MapServer is an Open Source development environment for building spatially-enabled internet applications. MapServer excels at rendering spatial data (maps, images, and vector data) for the web. Beyond browsing GIS data, MapServer allows you create â€... | Read more...

Predict and Prevent. Google.org

Google.org's initial focus is on emerging infectious diseases, which are on the rise worldwide. Climate change, deforestation, and rising international travel and trade all contribute to this threat. Moreover, humans and animals are coming into closer... | Read more...

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