Category Archives: Web Mapping

Denoting Landmarks in Driving Directions

Bing Maps now incorporate landmarks in their driving directions. This is a really great feature, as it will tell you what to look for while driving in unfamiliar territory. I experimented with incorporating landmarks into Google Maps driving directions about … Continue reading

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Presentation on OS GIS at MAC URISA

Yesterday, I gave an introduction to open source GIS at MAC URISA. As the meeting was about Internet-enabled GIS, I focused on server-side software. I’ve made the presentation available on SlideShare and available as a download from my website. Here’s … Continue reading

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State Planning hasn’t changed all that much…

Encourage development in and around our cities. Preserve areas of environmental importance, such as the Highlands and Pinelands. Plan accordingly for agriculture. Continue reading

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The Advent of All-knowing Point Maps

Using Google Maps isn’t what’s important. Making sure your map delivers its intended message is essential. Continue reading

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Google making Map Maker data available for download

OSM needs to spend more time fostering a community outside of the devoted submitters. What is going to prevent Google from offering up a GIS service akin to the Virtual Earth on ArcGIS platform currently being offered by ESRI and Microsoft? Continue reading

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Web Mapping featured on Rowan’s homepage

Currently on Rowan’s homepage is an article on the Geography Department‘s work on bring GIS to the greater university community. The article focuses on our recent web mapping work; specifically the Land Use Change viewer and NJ State Atlas.  I’m … Continue reading

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Geography of Luck – NJ Lottery winners mapped

I recently requested from the NJ Lottery a list of all the big prize winners, from 1988 to 2008. The winner’s location information is reported by ZIP Code, so I now have a map of the winners plotted out across … Continue reading

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Fun with Google Latitude

Kate was tracking my progress home tonight, as I was going to pick up Thai food along the way. I manually set my location to “Thailand” and found when I got home, Kate was very confused as to where I … Continue reading

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Google’s historic aerials have shuffled dates.

Before Google Earth 5 had come out, I had commented to a few people that the dates for the aerial photos (which used to be displayed in the bottom center of the screen) were way off for New Jersey. The … Continue reading

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Tweets Mapped During Super Bowl

The New York Times has a great interactive map showing Twitter activity during the Super Bowl. I absolutely love what the New York Times has been doing.

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