Articles in category “Cartography”

POSM, OSM without the Internet

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with the POSM or its development.  I'm just an OSM contributor who thought this was neat and wanted to share the love.

For a while I've been envisioning some sort of system that would allow map data to be collected over a large …

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My Mapbox article for OpenSource.com

Exterior of the Mapbox OfficeBack in December I met with Eric Gundersen (@ericg), CEO of Mapbox, and Alex Barth (@lxbarth), lead of Mapbox’s Data Team, at their DC office to discuss their work within the open source community. I was happy to find their office have the "start up" feel to them and …

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Looking for something to map?

Recently people have released tools to make it easy to find something to map on the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project.  If you're looking for something to do take a look at one of these tools:

HOT

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) focuses on areas in the world that aren't mapped well …

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Tools for Contributing to the OpenStreetMap Project

Okay, I admit it, I'm a closet cartographer. There are few things that excite me like looking at, building, and working with maps. Luckily for me the OpenStreetMap (OSM) Project was born and I started contributing back in 2008. Back when I was starting contributing I was making minor changes …

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Shameless Plug: Contribute to digital cartography with OpenStreetMap

I've been trying to write an article for opensource.com for the last year dealing with open source cartography.  I finally got around to finishing the article and it was published yesterday.  I'm not exactly happy with the way it turned out so I'm hoping to do a part two …

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