This week, perhaps while you were sleeping, the team at GeoIQ launched GeoCommons 2.0, the newest version of its community site. According to the folks at GeoIQ, they’ve made some exciting enhancements to the GeoIQ platform that powers GeoCommons, resulting in better, faster performance, bigger data visualization, and cross browser support.
Since 2008 GeoCommons has provided access to over 508,000 freely available data layers, shared over 2.5 million data sets and been used to create 9.5 million maps across the web for its more than 27,000 registered users – please note, GeoIQ also makes available an open API to developers. Enhancements made available in GeoCommons 2.0 include:
● More powerful visualization engine: GeoCommons can now handle bigger data sets at an improved speed
● Cross-browser platform support: With newly added support for HTML5 and Flash, GeoCommons is supported by 99 percent of web browsers, users can also leverage the site’s full capabilities through an iPad interface.
● Easier data editing: Data can now be edited, filtered and queried within the GeoCommons workflow
● Revamped temporal analysis: An improved time slider
● Custom icon-creator
● Multi-attribute filtering
See more details in this official announcement