Category Archives: mass market

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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Creating an open web of points of interest

Location data is everywhere. From huge government databases of geographic features to your pictures in Facebook, it seems like almost every piece of information around nowadays is tagged with its location. However, it still seems that no one is effectively … Continue reading

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Simple GML at last!

Geography Markup Language (GML) 3.3 is now out for public comment. Not to say that this isn’t exciting on its own merits, but there’s an incredibly new feature in it — compact encodings! Clause 7 (page 16 in the PDF) … Continue reading

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The “Internet of Places”

The “Internet of Places” is a nice article putting forth an ecosystem of information and services to bring the geospatial world better in line with the Web. Or one could even say it suggests an information ecosystem where geospatial data … Continue reading

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Twitter is over capacity.

I see this way too often. Is it that hard to manage 140 character data fields?

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