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Tag Archives: OpenStreetMap
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
I was recently asked by a friend if I knew of an ArcGIS-friendly data set representing the highway interchanges within New Jersey. I knew the information was already available in OpenStreetMap, but how could I quickly pull just the highway … Continue reading
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
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
ESRI has released ArcGIS for iPhone. It’s now available through the App Store. It’s an iPad/iPhone app, so it should work well on both. I just tried it out on my iPhone, and it’s pretty snappy. The data loads quickly … Continue reading
This semester, I integrated OpenStreetMap into my GIS II class by requiring students to research an area on OSM that lacked detail and update the map. OSM is a great real-world demonstration of some of the GIS principles we’re discussing … Continue reading
Over the course of 2009, I got involved with OpenStreetMap. If you haven’t used OSM, I suggest you check it out. It’s being updated and used throughout the world, from mapping campuses in New Jersey to aiding the relief efforts … Continue reading
Just two days after I wrote about OpenStreetMap, PC Pro, a UK computing magazine, posted a blog about the brilliance of OpenStreetMap. This entry is a much better introduction to OSM than what I previously wrote.
Cycle routes are managed by a myriad of local and state entities, and considering DOT informed me that they do not keep any GIS records of the bike routes or facilities, OSM seems like a natural repository for volunteers to collect and share cycle route data. Continue reading
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