Monthly Archives: November 2012

Next #geowebchat: The Geoweb and the Internet Off Switch

Guest host: Johnathan Rush (@rushgeo) The Internet has gone dark in Syria, and it’s not the first time that a regime has limited or eliminated access to the Internet. In Syria, the outage is likely intended to limit the ability of rebels to communicate and for dissent to foment. We saw both total Internet outages […]

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A very short introduction to QGIS

Yesterday I posted a Google Maps lab assignment that I created for UBC’s Advanced Cartography course earlier this year. For that class I also created a short QuantumGIS (aka QGIS) tutorial to expose students to an open source GIS and the possibility of using OpenStreetMap data to make basic maps. Here is that tutorial, which […]

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Mapping with Google Fusion Tables

Earlier this year I created a lab assignment for Sally Hermansen’s Advanced Cartography course at the University of British Columbia. The purpose of this lab was to introduce students to Google Maps and managing data in Google Fusion Tables. I’m posting it here in case anyone else finds it useful. I’d also like to thank […]

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#geowebchat transcript, 20 November 2012

@mappingmashups Nov 18, 10:09pm Next #geowebchat: Crowdsourcing and Ushahidi: beyond the hype, beyond temporary solutions. Tue Nov 20, 12p PT. mappingmashups.net/2012/11/18/nex… Pls RT! @ushahidi Nov 18, 11:59pm Toolkits for mappers wiki.ushahidi.com/display/WIKI/U… #geowebchat @ushahidi Nov 19, 12:01am Open Source Guide to Design Thinking. Great for our community! fastcodesign.com/1671237/frog-c… #geowebchat @anabrandusescu Nov 19, 2:32pm i’m guest hosting […]

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Next #geowebchat: Crowdsourcing and Ushahidi: beyond the hype, beyond temporary solutions

[Guest hosted by Ana Brandusescu] This Tuesday, November 20 at 12pm PST/3pm EST/8pm UTC, join the #geowebchat to discuss crowdsourcing! Muki Haklay’s interview in SDI Magazine is a great way to become familiar with the term crowdsourcing as applied to geospatial data. Even though there are several crowdsourcing platforms available, in this chat we will […]

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