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"So long and thanks for the maps"

"So long and thanks for all the fish, I meant maps (apologies to Douglas Adams)" was the last post in my #30DayMapChallenge report...

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Mashups and match-ups

My intruductory posting showed some of the webmaps I easily created from open source and other tools using publicly available data. I tweeted earlier on a simple exercise: how might the public use webmaps in regards to news and current affairs? My friend Hussein took it one step further: mashing up something similar in four concurrent maps.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Standards & Metadata - Part V

A quick follow-on to my series of same name posted here - I had a long email trail with a potential partner about serving up petrodata on the web, and here are a few lessons learned:

Friday, 21 August 2009

Sat-nav stories

They say your mapping is only as good as your data. I experienced this fist-hand on my summer holidays this year. [Some of my Flickr! photos is posted on a Yahoo! personal map].

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Arctic Dreams

I spent a summer in the Arctic in 1986, the year as Barry Lopez wrote a book titled as above. At a recent job in Kazakhstan, I met ice engineers whose colleagues I knew in Calgary two decades earlier! How do you get marine engineers and naval architects in the middle of two continents in Calgary and Atyrau? By developping offshore oil&gas in the Arctic Islands and the Caspian Sea!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

New home on the web

My original posts are still here, and my professional website is here.

By way of introduction, here are my original web maps:
  • ArcGIS Explorer posting of CLIWOC data (ship tracks, 1750 - 1850), also on ESRI ArcGIS Online beta website
    [Jul.2011: transposed now on new arcgis.com]
  • OpenLayers NRCAN web mapping services, Atlas and Polar
  • Google Maps WhereamI complete with Google Earth insert
  • Google Maps WherewasI with links to original text listings