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Maps and Charts for Valentine’s Day (from Geoawesomeness)

From our friends at Geoawesomeness (is that a place? sounds cool! it’s a blog, actually)

Top 14 maps and charts that explain Valentine’s Day

Here’s the link: http://geoawesomeness.com/top-14-maps-charts-explain-valentines-day/

The Undiscovered Country

If you are a regular user of PostGIS, you probably already know that Paul Ramsey is its most well known champion. In a keynote he gave at Geomatiqué 2016 in Montreal, he provided some insights on where GIS is evolving.

He explained […]

2017 GISP Map Contest

The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is proud to announce its 2017 Map Contest.

This year’s challenge is to show us how GIS can be, or has been, used in either disaster preparation, response, or recovery. Scenarios can be real or imagined. More information is available, including eligibility and prizes, […]

Open Data Discovery

Open Data Discovery is an interesting project that tracks and displays 306 open data portals around the globe.

“These data portals are established by nations, provinces, cities, and institutes worldwide, which are main force of the global activity of data opening. With the effort of constantly […]

World’S Biggest Supercomputer?

Those who follow Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) might enjoy this article, How Blockchain Can Create the World’s Biggest Supercomputer, posted on TechCrunch. I’d like to thank Claudia Paskauskas, PMP, GIS, for forwarding this article.

GIS Day Story Map

With GIS Day just around the corner on November 16, we are issuing an open invitation to any and all to join in the fun at our free event. We’ll be in downtown LA’s Grand Park from 9 AM to 3 PM. The park’s address is 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and […]

OSGeo Kids’ Map Gallery

Even as FOSS4G 2016 was ending in Bonn barely two weeks ago, organizers are busily preparing for FOSS4G 2017 in Boston next summer. Among many other things, a Kid’s Map Gallery is being […]

MaptimeLA Headed to Catalina Island – Should be fun!

I’m passing this along…

Our friends at MaptimeLA are looking for folks interested in heading to Catalina (9/30/16 to 10/2/16). From their invite:

Join us for a weekend of camping, mapping and collecting 360 photos on Santa Catalina Island. We want to improve the data on the island and give them […]

Digital maps send all ‘bad’ requests to same coordinates; land of lousy data

If You Can’t Follow Directions, You’ll End Up on Null Island

Digital maps send all ‘bad’ requests to same coordinates; land of lousy data

 

The map of a fictional place called Null Island is encoded as a default location for mapping mistakes in many digital mapping systems. It is an inside joke among cartographers. […]