Developing Mapufacture (4 tags)
Mikel Maron introduces mapufacture: a new service to browse, build, and share interactive web maps. It combines user-created geodata with freely available worldwide satellite and mapping imagery, and location databases. Mikel traces mapufacture's development, its underpinnings, projects where it's in use, and worldKit, mapufacture's visualization engine. Mikel will be speaking at O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conference, June 29-30 in San Francisco.
An Introduction to Open Source Geospatial Tools (4 tags)
Geospatial professionals have been the main users and developers of geospatial applications, but the landscape has changed over the past few years as the development of open source geospatial software has matured. Tyler Mitchell introduces some of the most useful of these applications in this article. Tyler will discuss the current state of affairs in the open source geo world at O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conference, June 29-30 in San Francisco.
Build AJAX-Based Web Maps Using ka-Map (2 tags)
By using AJAX, Google's maps draw and zoom quickly, pan smoothly, and can be extended to display a wide variety of information. This article by Tyler Mitchell shows how to make similar AJAX-based web mapping sites using an open source toolkit called ka-Map. Tyler is the author of Web Mapping Illustrated.