Author Archives: rajsingh

About rajsingh

I'm on the staff of the Open Geospatial Consortium and still spend time hanging around the MIT Dept. of Urban Studies & Planning, where I did my graduate work. However, whatever you find here is solely my own opinion.

Developer Apps challenges from OGC and others

Developer apps competitions seem to be all the rage lately. Even OGC is having one — a Student APP Challenge focused on geospatial interoperability of course. It’s sponsored by Google and features a Nexus tablet as part of the prize. … Continue reading

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Information Sharing is a Cultural Commitment

I sat on a panel Friday at the IJIS WIS3 Information Sharing and Safeguarding event where we were asked to think about the big problems with making cross-domain information sharing work. What I take away from the afternoon is this. … Continue reading

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The Library of Congress is a flickr user

Apparently, The Library of Congress is a “pro” flickr user. I haven’t looked at the flickr API in awhile, but as I was refreshing my memory of the flickr.photos.search API, I noticed this parameter I didn’t remember: is_commons (optional): Limit … Continue reading

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Place Names / POI Interest Group Launches

Over the past few years, a strong community of interest has evolved around information technologies for developing databases of place names and points of interest, and also the search interfaces and gazetteers that provide the query tools for these databases. … Continue reading

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OpenPOIs Launches

I’ve struggled with writing the first blog post about OpenPOIs because there’s so much to say it’s hard to know where or how to begin. So after much procrastination, I’ll just start with the practical, tangible aspects and expand later … Continue reading

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