Category Archives: open source

Open Government Tour 2014 #OGT14 Hits Victoria BC to Stimulate OpenData Dialog #opengov

TweetA topic that is hugely hot these days, particularly with the GeoTech crowd, is Open Data. I spent an evening in the meeting chambers at our local City Hall discussing OpenData with about 2 dozen other geeks with nothing better … Continue reading

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Tripomatic – Custom Maps Built entirely with OpenSource Mapping Tools

TweetAn interesting update comes our way from the developers of Tripomatic – custom maps for iOS, Android or BlackBerry that focus on the features tourists really appreciate! What’s way cool about this app is that Tripomatic is based on OpenStreetMap … Continue reading

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State of the Map US @sotmus 2014, April 12-13, Washington DC

TweetThis comes via the official SOTM website regarding SOTM 2014… We’re happy to announce that the 2014 State of the Map US conference will take place in Washington DC at the Convention Center April 12 and 13. Plan to join … Continue reading

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Open Source Leader, Boundless, Rolls out OpenGeo 4.0

TweetThe open source hipsters and geogeeks are being treated to a release this week as OpenGeo errrrrr Boudless has announced the availability ofOpenGeo suite 4.0.  According to teh company, this release brings new features and improvements, including component upgrades to … Continue reading

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OSM Mappers take to the Streets for October 19-20 Fall #editathon

TweetThis week-end OSM mappers , GeoGeeks, and mapping enthusiasts will get together in about 12 cities to take a shot at updating the ever popular OpenStreetMap open data product. Using popular map editing tools, the geeks will add features, make … Continue reading

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Mashing-up Opendata for a B.C Liquor Outlet Map with CartoDB

TweetAll the twitter chatter today from #FOSS4G and the hype surrounding CartoDB got me wanting to mashup some data with the awesome open Geo tools out there so I decided to go look for some data and see what I … Continue reading

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OpenGeo Rebrands as Boundless

TweetIn case you haven’t heard or noticed, open source solution provider / leader OpenGeo is now Boundless – according to the company, a new corporate brand to better reflect the growing range of platforms, applications, and services the company develops … Continue reading

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Video – Meet Steve Coast, new Head of OSM at Telenav

TweetHere’s a nice video from Steve Coast describing his history with OpenStreetMap and introducing himself in his new role at Telenav… “OpenStreetMap is its own reward…” read more about Steve’s new adventure here

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Happy Birthday GRASS! Celebrating 30 years of GRASS GIS

TweetSome cool news from the GRASS GIS development team as GRASS turns 30! Today the Free Software community celebrates the 30th birthday of GRASS GIS! GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a free and open source Geographic Information System … Continue reading

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First Look at the First Firefox OS Smartphones from Mozilla

TweetWoah, sweet! Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica will release the first Firefox OS devices, the ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Fire and the ZTE Open, soon. Individual partners will announce specifics about launches in each market soon. Firefox OS phones come with Firefox Marketplace, … Continue reading

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Just in Time for SOTMUS, The 2013 OpenStreetMap (OSM) Report

TweetJust in time for the 2013 SOTMUS event taking place June 8-9 in San Fran, The 2013 OpenStreetMap Data Report – some stunning and interactive data visualizations that show how active the OpenStreetMap community is, how fast it continues to … Continue reading

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MapMeter from @opengeo monitors your geospatial deployment analytics

TweetYou may have missed this one unless you happen to be following the activities out of this year’s FOSS4G in Minneapolis. OpenGeo has announced the release (Beta) of an interesting analytics tool billed as MapMeter. Simply put, Mapmeter sits on … Continue reading

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