Category Archives: Web Mapping

Mitch Hedberg and GIS

So, a recent post on Reddit highlighted a Mitch Hedberg joke. “La Quinta” is Spanish for “next to Denny’s.” Thinking about this, I realized we could use GIS to find the number of La Quintas that are next to Denny’s. … Continue reading

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Using a TMS in JOSM’s Download Data window

Now that our crowdsourced update to New Jersey’s land use map has had some serious contributions – we’re just shy of 20,000 user-contributed points of new (2007-2012) urbanization – I realized that many of these locations are in need of … Continue reading

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Rendering weirdness with reference data

Continued from yesterday’s post: Bizarre GeoServer WMS Rendering Both the NJ Landscape Project habitat data and the Municipalities data are complex. It is hard to pinpoint a rendering issue when the data is very complex. I prepared a reference data … Continue reading

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Bizarre GeoServer WMS rendering possibly due to ArcGIS handling of PostGIS data

I just submitted a problem to the OpenGeo support forum regarding an unusual bug I’ve discovered in GeoServer. Multipart polygon geometries are producing “unintentional art” when rendered through GeoServer. Several GIS data sets that have been brought into PostGIS using … Continue reading

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Announcing LearnWebMapping.com

I am pleased to announce that I have started another blog, LearnWebMapping.com. This summer, I am offering a Web Mapping & GIS Services course through Rowan University Online. To promote the course and to help keep myself mentally focused on … Continue reading

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RULost? I hope not.

Fellow Rutgers grad Jim Barry shared with me a link to a press release on the RULost iPhone app. While I was initially excited to see Rutgers come out with an app to aid students in navigating the huge New … Continue reading

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GIS & Live Maps for Hurricane Irene

New Jersey is in the path of Hurricane Irene. The last time a hurricane actually made landfall in New Jersey was the 1903 Vagabond Hurricane. The mandatory evacuations are underway (NJ OEM) and to my knowledge, it is the first … Continue reading

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Map Maker for carto-masochists, part 2

After failing to provide data straight from GIS – which is possible using OpenStreetMap or ESRI’s Community Base Map programs – I sat down with Matt, my student intern that is working on developing the campus data in Map Maker. … Continue reading

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Map Maker for carto-masochists, part 1

Why make data created of the third world (and likely by individuals in the third world) a for-sale product for a first world company? Continue reading

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Back to the New Normal

It’s been a while since I last posted to the ol’ Blog. After I returned from the DevSummit in March, my free time dwindled down to nothing. The end of the spring semester has been a whirlwind of activity; developing … Continue reading

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