Batch Geonews: Stamen Map Stack, 1,000 New Street View, Protest Maptivism, D3.js Geo, 270TB of Bird’s Eye, and much more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode.

From the open source / open data front:

  • Here's an excellent and funny presentation of Leaflet: Past, Present and Future
  • GitHub just added mapping capabilities: any GeoJSON file hosted on GitHub can be mapped with MapBox Streets 
  • Mapnik 2.2.0 has been released
  • Here's CLAVIN (Cartographic Location And Vicinity INdexer) is an open source software package for document geotagging and geoparsing that employs context-based geographic entity resolution (via O'Reilly Radar)
  • A new book available, The QGIS Training Manual, by Rüdiger Thiede, Tim Sutton, Horst Düster, and Marcelle Sutton
  • Here comes QGIS Enterprise, it's QGIS Desktop + Server + Web Client along with support and maintenance contract
  • Yes, in QGIS 2.0 we'll get data-defined symbol properties, and here's on the new QGIS 2.0 APIs
  • Mapbender has been resurrected into Mapbender3: "the back office software and client framework for spatial data infrastructures" 
  • Something new, - Canadian Geospatial and Open Data Think Tank
  • Here's some nice javascript examples dealing with projections and other geostuff, mostly from D3.js, some are pretty impressive
  • Here's all OpenGeo presentations videos from FOSS4G-NA, and why not, here's the GeoServer presentation from GeoSolutions
  • About the same time, OpenGeo also launched MapMeter, a monitoring tool for spatial deployments such as GeoServer
  • From the gvSIG blog, I learned about available Emergency mapping symbology

From the Esri front:

  • An entry named From ArcMap to ArcGIS Online: well-prepared geographic information for the web
  • Here's the OGC summary of what happened with the GeoServices REST API standard submitted by Esri
  • There's now ArcGIS Online admin tools available on GitHub
  • News that Esri looks to link CAD Software to ArcGIS Online

From the Google front:

  • Google announced today nothing less than 1,000 new Street View locations to Google Maps
  • Road traffic information is important to Google, Google To Buy Waze For $1.3 Billion and the official Google announcement
  • There was a Google ocean bathymetry update earlier this week
  • Wonder what Google Glasses looks like inside? Via Make, here's What's Inside Google Glass
  • That's a topic we mentioned before, recently discussed over Slashdot, How Google Street View Keeps an Eye on Things Where There Are No Streets
  • A book's voyage recreated in Google Earth: “Sailing Alone Around the World” in Google Earth
  • I tried the new Google Maps interface, and I admit, this is an excellent improvement

In the miscellaneous category:

  • Via APB, the well known Stamen Design launched their Map Stack that makes designing maps free, easy and fun
  • APB links to an article named The Revolution Will Be Live-Mapped: A Brief History of Protest Maptivism
  • In case you missed it, Landsat 8 data is available for download since May 30th
  • Earlier this week, Microsoft announced 270 terabytes of new Bird's Eye imagery
  • Geoff mentions that the Time required to create 3D city models dropping rapidly, now less than a week for a textured 3D model of a whole city
  • Google Glass will have competition, Atheer Offers a Wearable Display That's Glasses, Not Glass, but it's clearly not as sexy or wearable
  • In Apple's iOS new 'Today' feature, there's Traffic Information on Frequently Visited Locations
  • A quick one on 3D printing, "Anti-Gravity" 3D Printer Sculpts Shapes On Any Surface
  • A generic article on drones / UAVs gathering location-based science data easier and cheaper than ever
  • And now those drones can be accurately guided by thoughts 
  • Frank at VerySpatial offers a long entry on the geography of cars
  • The same site made me aware of the course on Teaching World Music with Geospatial Technology

In the maps category:

  • Here's 5 Maps That Show How Divided America Really Is: median income, poverty line, inequality, food stamps, and diplomas
  • Here's a Map of All American Rivers
  • Funny name, WWF's ArkGIS: mapping the changing Arctic landscape
  • Here's bedmap2, an ice and bedrock map Antarctica

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