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This weekend at the World Bank annual meetings the World Bank launched their new Mapping for Results platform. The initiative visualizes the location of World Bank projects to better monitor project and impact on people; to enhance transparency and [...]

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Toolbars for GeoCommons and GeoIQ

On November 22, 2010 By admin

I first talked about the ArcGIS version of our toolbars back at the DC Dev Meetup in September. Since then we’ve launched our developer site where you can download the toolbars, but you probably haven’t heard very much else about them. Designed to make sharing your analysis easier as well as find additional data we’ve [...]

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We’ve come a long way in the development and usage of data standards. I’ve personally been working over the last few years to push the adoption of formats like GeoRSS and OpenSearch-Geo. These have been baked deeply into any project or product that [...]

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As he mentioned this morning on Twitter, Tim “Chippy” Waters is coming onboard to bring some serious psychogeography and new geospatial capabilities to GeoCommons.

Tim has many accomplishments, from Geocodr, the first geocoder based on Flickr photo tags [...]

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Ever since the news broke that ESRI recieved a Whitehouse contract to:

merge a federal website that publishes geospatial information with Data.gov, the government’s depot for downloadable data sets, the company’s president said on Thursday.

California-based ESRI began last summer tying Data.gov to Geodata.gov, the geospatial information gateway, said company President Jack Dangermond in [...]

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The beauty of Geocommons is the ease of use and ability to manipulate data quickly. Sometimes we have shapefiles of data that contain polygons, say for buildings. What if I want to view those buildings in Maker! by points rather than polygons. Easy! Simply upload your shapefile, fill out the metadata, and then download [...]

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Last year, SlashGeo and Ogle Earth reported that Mathematica 7 imports geographic data. Now, you can import such data to Mathematica 7 directly from Finder!

So if you are searching for geographic data to use with Mathematica 7, try Finder.

Once you’ve found data (for example, an earthquake feed from USGS) [...]

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Todd came into town for the Gov2.0 Summit last week, and in additional to dropping off a terabyte worth of data from Afghanistan, he talked a bit about what has made the “beer for data” program work at the Taj. Outside the universal thirst for beer data sharing success boiled down [...]

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One of the intriguing aspects of GeoCommons and its increasing wealth of data, is being able to harness official source and government data on our publicly available interfaces Finder! and Maker!. You can search Finder for a plethora of different types and topics of data.  You’re able to upload your own data which you’ve created [...]

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In the last post I whinged about what I thought was wrong with the various “geo” stimulus proposals, so I thought in this post I would talk about what I think is right. In short the value is in the data and making the data available to the public. Making data available [...]

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