Category Archives: Data

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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2cm Photography of the Ongoing Flooding in Queensland

NearMap has released an interactive map showing the imagery acquired this week of the flooding around Brisbane. 2cm imagery, less than a week old, available around the world through the internet. Pretty soon, laughing about how some fools think the … Continue reading

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Unmoderated communities aren’t communities.

Without a fear of social repercussions for anti-social behavior, online communities without moderation often devolve into a cesspool. Take for instance InsiderPages, a hybrid yellow pages with reviews. There are countless sites like this out there, all suffering from the … Continue reading

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Location-based services may be a hard sell.

How will our location-based services be perceived by the public? Will our smart web maps be seen as black magic? Continue reading

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Changing Landscapes: Final Thoughts

I stuck to this schedule because any project without clearly defined goals and time lines are doomed to mediocrity. You can only exceed expectations if you have them in the first place. Continue reading

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Changing Landscapes: A Million Little Tiles

The New Jersey Land Change Viewer, the online component of the Changing Landscapes research project required the generation of approximately one million map tiles. These tiles needed to be served quickly – the online viewer is meant to make the … Continue reading

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Changing Landscapes: Brainstorming

Back in June, the New Jersey DEP Bureau of GIS released the 2007 Land Use/Land Cover data. The data was released in record time, just slightly over 3 years from the aerial photography date. We felt that we needed to … Continue reading

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Release of “Changing Landscapes in the Garden State”

The last month has literally been a blur as we’ve worked to get the data for the report together and then into a series of interactive, animated web maps that show the progression of urban change over 21 years. Continue reading

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Projects featured on Rowan’s home page

I’m proud to say that I now have two articles written about my work that have been featured on the Rowan University home page. Most recently, Mapping the Guard (still on the home page) was posted, detailing the great work … Continue reading

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More on Apple’s mishandling of geotagged photos

I claimed that iPhoto was the culprit behind the mangling of the GPS coordinates embedded in my photographs. The problem likely lies in the Core Image library used throughout Mac OS X. Continue reading

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