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Making a Crow Attack Web Page With Open Source GIS Tools

Of all the pleasant events that happen in spring, crow attacks rank at the bottom of the pile. Crows become…

Postal Codes: Canada Post Backs Down on Crowdsourced Open Data

Have you ever felt the wrath of a Canadian Crown Corporation? In 2011 Canada Post set its sights on Ervin…

SaveTheMap Campaign: What is the future of geospatial information in India

SaveTheMap Campaign: “to encourage citizens and startups to use geospatial data in everyday lives and create businesses that serve India”…

GIS made in Canada – Doug Seaborn’s VISION*

An interview with GIS entrepreneur and visionary Douglas W. Seaborn on an exciting period of GIS development in the 1980s…

Map Tiles and Cached Map Services

  The tiling of large maps is an old practice. Large paper maps have always been divided into a series…

GIS: Adventures in Historical Mapping

This article focuses on the process of creating a very out-of-date map in GIS. Lots has gone on since I…

Elevation Web Services: Limitations and Prospects

Elevation Web Services: Limitations and Prospects Elevation data is necessary for a wide range of geospatial applications such as creating…

Web Mercator: the de facto standard, the controversy, and the opportunity

Four hundred and fifty years ago, the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator presented the most popular map projection ever.…

5 Signs You Have an OSM Addiction

As those of you who have tried their hand at OpenStreetMapping know, OSM can quickly turn from a hobby into…

Speaker Series: Local Mapping at Ottawa May Social

The Ottawa May GoGeomatics Social is happening Friday, May 29, 7:00PM in the basement of the James Street Pub. This…

Visualize Business Data More Easily – Release of NACMAP Version 5.0

NAC Geographic Products Inc.  announced the release of NACMMAP Version 5.0 – a standalone NAC enhanced business data mapping and real time assets…

Designing with Information: GIS with Dimension, Ease of Use & Visually Unique

Geomatics and other industries which desire data in accurate yet visually stimulating presentations of communication and information are frequently turning…