The Wired Magazins’ new Blog “MapLab” is going to run a series of posting abut map projections. While some of us use GIS and other map making tools on a daily basis, probably we had to explain what map projections are and why do we have them, few times in our careers.
Now, MapLab is going to give, in layman’s language, some historical background, and the purposes of what for these projections were meant for, when they were first designed by their creators, and so forth.
The first one is about Mercator. I believe it’s a posting totally worth reading.
Link to the blog posting: http://bit.ly/12BWDnn
say you like Remote Sensing tasks, and you like Landsat data, and you like QGIS…then why not take a look at this page/tutorial. You won’t need $x000.00 of software, nor expensive data plus you don’t have to be an expert because the tutorial is very concise and esy to follow.
I wish I had this many years back when I was trying to do the same for a project.
Land Cover Classification with QGIS
Remember Data.gov? The President does, and he has issued an executive order that should give the information portal a shot in the arm. Starting this
According to the White House blog, this means new data will be served in CSV, XML, JSON and other machine readable formats, and will even be accessible via API in some situations.
Data Galore – President’s Obama Executive Order
As of May 7th 2013 #MapBox & #OSM have made available the new Mapping Editor for OpenStreetMap.org
This thing look impressive. I think it’ll make huge difference around the world, and I know many people and organizations relying on OSM for Humanitarian Assistance Projects.
OSM Editor iD
A nice and simple comparison of Web Mapping Tools
The next best thing to ArcGIS Model Builder…but it is likely not for long on second place. I am really interested and happy to see this tool progressing. Hopefully I get to see this far better and fore one, a stable and reliable tool.
Sextante Modeler Evolution 1.0.8 to 1.1