robertogreco + dotspotting   1

"There's currently a whole chain of elements involved in building digital civic infrastructure for the public, & these are represented by various Stamen projects & others. At the moment, the current hodgepodge of bits—including APIs & official sources, scraped websites, sometimes-reusable data formats & datasets, visualizations, embeddable widgets etc—is fractured, overly technical & obscure, held in knowledge base of a relatively small number of people, & requires considerable expertise to harness. That is, unless you're willing to use generic tools like Google Maps, & agree to terms of service which allow them to share your content w/ other people. We want to change this. Visualizing city data shouldn't be this hard, proprietary, or generic.

So the first part of this project is to start from scratch, in a 'clean room' environment. We've started from a baseline that's really straightforward, tackling the simplest part: getting dots on maps, without legacy code or any baggage."

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stamendesign  maps  mapping  stamen  mashup  dotspotting  aaronstraupcope  from delicious
december 2010 by robertogreco

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