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My Favorite Tool: Rasterio
New on the blog: Robert Sare on the benefits of rasterio for earth sciences research #Python #spatialdata
data  geo 
november 2017 by copystar
Our Company | Mapping for Change
Mapping for Change works to provide benefit to individuals and communities from disadvantaged or marginalised groups, along with the organisations and networks that support those communities, where the goal is to create positive sustainable transformations in their environment. We also support individuals from the aforementioned groups to gain access to higher education at UCL, to study fields connected with our work.
geo 
may 2017 by copystar
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | Second Life
Hundreds of historical maps have been placed on the Rumsey Map Islands allowing visitors to explore them in ways only possible in virtual worlds. New visitors will need to create a Second Life account and get an avatar, which can be done by Teleporting to Second Life. See a preview video of David Rumsey’s avatar, Map Darwin, on the Rumsey Map Islands.
geo 
may 2017 by copystar
Accessible Bath: Mapping Event - Bath: Hacked (Bath, England) | Meetup
This is our first public mapping event for the Accessible Bath project! We'd like to get as many volunteers together as possible to help us map accessible spaces in the city.
geo  civictech 
april 2017 by copystar
Tech Blog
Primo floor plans with Google Apps Script
primo  geo 
january 2017 by copystar
Geographically Balancing Supply and Demand: Car Sharing in Denver : MapBrief™
One of obvious remedy for the spatial imbalance of the car2go network is to have a pricing system that more flexibly responds to where cars are “stranded” and incentivize users to drive them to more high demand areas. That’s great in theory, but as Uber’s experience with surge pricing has shown, folks don’t much like supply-and-demand if it means they perceive they are paying “more than they should”. And think about the demands car2go already puts on its user base: i) users have to open an app or map online to figure out where are an available car may be and ii) users then have to navigate themselves to the car. As someone who thinks about map interactivity and navigation everyday, I assure you these skills aren’t as prevalent among adults in 2017 as you may suppose. Adding in another layer of dynamic pricing may very well just create more customer service headaches than a more spatially balanced network is worth.
geo 
january 2017 by copystar
Leodis Collections – thinkwhere
map prototypes available on github written in python
geo 
january 2017 by copystar
Customers-users-or-citizens-Taylor-Richter-Jameson-Perez-de-Pulgar-2016.pdf
This report is based on a year of research into how citizens in
Amsterdam are becoming producers of digital data through their use of technology , and the ways in which that data is becoming –
or will likely become in the future –part of the way the city is governed. We focused primarily on spatial data(geo-informati
on), defined as any digital data that indicates a person’s location or movements. Today, we produce spatial data with everything we do
, and in the future, it is likely that these data generated by city infrastructure and registration systems will become merged and linked with data generated directly by city residents such as social media postings, data from self-tracking devices and smart homes, maps generated by crowdsourcing, drones, and feedback of all kinds
opendata  cities  geo  technology 
december 2016 by copystar
University of Illinois Library
A team of CS students (as a part of their Senior Projects course) are developing Location Based Recommendations using Bluetooth Beacons in the Lower Level of the Undergraduate Library. The location is inferred using a system of Estimote beacons.
libraries  geo 
december 2016 by copystar
Museum 2.0: What Does a Great Distributed Digital Museum Experience Look Like?
Museum technology nerds: this post is for you.

I've been thinking recently about distributed content experiences--ways for people to interact with museum content (art, history, science, etc.) as they make their way through the world outside the museum. There are a zillion apps for making your own tours, podcasts, maps, or QR code-infested games... but none of them are great.
geo 
october 2016 by copystar
Big Maps
As Wood points out, all maps alter our perception of the world, either by accident or intent. But as we hand over our innate ability to understand where we are over to devices that are by definition changing how we perceive our surroundings, we will encounter an increasingly blurry boundary between the world around us and the 1:1 map we now live within.
geo 
september 2016 by copystar
1037: Umwelt - explain xkcd
That XKCD comic that changes based on location is : explanation here
geo  quotation  from twitter_favs
june 2016 by copystar
Thenmap
RT : Thenmap is time travel for political maps - brilliant!
geo  mapping  from twitter_favs
january 2016 by copystar
Schedule + Readings
Maps as Media: Readings :: Shannon Mattern + Jon Schober
geo 
january 2016 by copystar

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