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Mapping Tools and Resources

Fundamental Mapping Tools


Mapping the World with OpenStreetMap via Mapbox
http://www.digitalglobeblog.com/2014/04/09/mappingtheworldinosm/


Planet.osm - OpenStreetMap Wiki

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Planet.osm
Planet.osm is the OpenStreetMap data in one file: all the nodes, ways and relations that make up our map. A new version is released every week. It's a big file (XML variant over 400GB uncompressed, 29GB compressed). There are also files called Extracts which contain OpenstreetMap Data for individual continents, countries, and metropolitan areas.


GeoNames, a gazetteer of place names

http://www.geonames.org/

Mapping for Humanitarian, Environmental and Social Concerns


1774 Home | Satellite Sentinel Project
humanitarian relief
http://www.satsentinel.org/
George Clooney's project to document Darfur and Sudan human rights issues via satellite imagery.


1773 STATcompiler
humanitarian relief
http://www.statcompiler.com/
Compiles demographic and health information collected and used by USAID


1772 The DHS Program - Quality information to plan, monitor and improve population, health, and nutrition programs
humanitarian relief
http://www.dhsprogram.com/

Ushahidi

http://ushahidi.com/
Crowdsourced mapping for social causes


US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit | ReliefWeb
humanitarian relief
http://reliefweb.int/organization/us-dos-hiu

Satellite and other Remote Imagery

MODIS Website

http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/
The MODIS Data section contains everything from ATBDs to Product Descriptions to tutorials on ordering MODIS data from the various DAACs. Peruse the Data section today.


Transportation Mapping

Home | OpenTripPlanner

http://www.opentripplanner.org/
Multimodal trip planning & analysis OpenTripPlanner provides a range of passenger information and transportation network analysis features using our infrastructure for finding itineraries combining transit, pedestrian, bike, and car segments.


What is GTFS? - Transit Google Developers

https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs/
The General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) defines a common format for public transportation schedules and associated geographic information. GTFS "feeds" allow public transit agencies to publish their transit data and developers to write applications that consume that data in an interoperable way.


Transit App

http://thetransitapp.com/
Transit finds your next departure. Instantly. Free. Why use a trip planner when you already know the way? With Transit, all nearby departures are just a tap away. Not sure which route to take? Don't worry, our easy-to-use trip planner can still show you the way! Best of all, it's free!


Strava Labs

http://labs.strava.com/
Inlcudes Slide tool: Slide to GPS data Slide is based on the principles of Mathematical optimization. A coarse input line is iteratively refined to optimize its alignment with the GPS heat data. The result is a smooth, properly sampled path representing the true path of travel.


Twofishes

http://twofishes.net/
Twofishes is a coarse (ie, not a street geocoder, it goes down to the city/neighborhood/poi level) splitting (it can break up "pizza new york" into query: pizza, where: new york) geocoder (it translates from string queries to lat/lngs on the earth) based primarily on geonames data

Technical Sites for Mapping


1771 GeoDjango | Django documentation | Django

https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/ref/contrib/gis/


Quattroshapes by foursquare

http://quattroshapes.com/
Foursquare needs quality place data to power its geocoding engine to ensure the best recommendations. When someone searches for the best coffee in Brooklyn, a simple venue to place point or venue to place bounding box search can result in venues in Manhattan and Jersey City overwhelming the results for Brooklyn. To improve recommendations, we have created an authoritative source of polygons around a curated list of places. This gazetteer of non-overlapping polygons provides more relevant results than simple point geometries.


The Neighborhoods Project

http://zetashapes.com/
Zetashapes is an experiment in crowdsourced US neighborhood polygons. From here, you can download neighborhood boundaries for every city in the US derived from geotags on flickr photos. You can also edit these boundaries and download custom GeoJSON with your edits applied. Your edits will also be contributed back into improving the overall boundaries.

Leaflet - a JavaScript library for mobile-friendly maps
mobile phones
http://leafletjs.com/


1768 BioBlitz - Mini-Blogs - News Watch
species inventory
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/blog/bioblitz/
Blog which has a post on the 2014 bioblitz in San Francisco. A bioblitz is a 24-hour blitz of inventorying species.


1767 Create beautiful dynamic data driven maps | CartoDB

http://cartodb.com/


1766 HOT BOF SotM-US - hackpad.com
, humanitarian response Disaster response
https://hackpad.com/HOT-BOF-SotM-US-CnlzFvBzbVT


1765 Aqueduct Country and River Basin Rankings | World Resources Institute
water
http://www.wri.org/resources/data-sets/aqueduct-country-and-river-basin-rankings


1764 The surprising tools CIR used to map the US-Mexico border fence | The Center for Investigative Reporting
, online mapping international borders
http://cironline.org/blog/post/surprising-tools-cir-used-map-us-mexico-border-fence-6255


1763 GEOFABRIK // Home

http://www.geofabrik.de/
From the Web site: At Geofabrik German for "geo factory" , we extract, select, and process free geodata for you. We create shape files, maps, map tiles and full-blown web mapping solutions. We provide advice and training to our customers dealing with OpenStreetMap and keep them up to date.


1762 LearnOSM and download Open Street Map data into QGIS

http://learnosm.org/en/osm-data/osm-in-qgis/
Quantum GIS made downloading Open Street Map data easier in 2013. Pull down the vector menu, then openstreetmap, then download


1761 PostGIS - Spatial and Geographic Objects for PostgreSQL

http://postgis.net/
PostGIS is a spatial database extender for PostgreSQL object-relational database. It adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL.


1760 Boundless : OpenGeo Suite QGIS plugin manual

http://qgis.boundlessgeo.com/static/docs/


1759 GeoServer: Welcome

http://demo.geonode.org/geoserver/web/
demo, admin, admin


1758 Boundless QGIS Plugin Repository

http://qgis.boundlessgeo.com/
OpenGeo Explorer: plugin for Geoserver and PostGIS


1757 OpenGeo Suite - Hourly on AWS Marketplace
web admin
https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00ED5D1TA/ref=_ptnr_web_suite_hourly
A way to buy the Boundless suite by the hour rather than paying $8,000 for the first level of service.


1756 GeoWebCache
web admin
http://geowebcache.org/
Serves cached map resources rather than requiring a server to process data into a new rendering with each request.


Spatialite The Gaia-SINS federated project home-page

http://www.gaia-gis.it/gaia-sins/


Natural Capital Project - InVEST
eco-services
http://naturalcapitalproject.org/download.html
Associated with the World Wildlife Fund and other organizations: "InVEST is family of models to explore ecosystem service benefits and tradeoffs between spatial planning scenarios at a regional scale."


Worldpop - Latest Map
GIS
http://www.worldpop.org.uk/
Provides datasets of populations of countries of the world as Geotiffs.


Home - InaSAFE Documentation Project 2.0.0 documentation
, humanitarian relief GIS
http://inasafe.org/en/
A Humanitarian Open Street Map Team project. Allows for mapping of disaster response planning


Flickr: The QGIS - Map Showcase Pool
GIS
https://www.flickr.com/groups/qgis/pool
QGIS Flickr


Home - Mil-OSS Military Open Source
open source, Web admin
http://mil-oss.org/