RWD Summit 2014

Here are some notes and thoughts I gathered during the 3-day Responsive Design Summit, which concluded today.  Link to the live document. Design principals Atomic design Stop thinking about websites as collections of pages.  They are collections of elements that, through a browser-based, collaborative, design process, that are mixed together into larger and larger collections. …

… geocoding continued

As I had mentioned in previous email Esri has retired it’s public-facing geocoding and routing services. These services are now only available behind their paywall (through an ArcGIS Online subscription). Esri gives UD a fixed number of credits on our subscription that we can use towards their various services.  The cost for use of their…

Plotting and Projecting Coordinates

So you have some data that includes latitude and longitude, you add it to the map … and it doesn’t line up.  You’ve got some spatial reference/projection problem.  Figuring out what coordinate/projection system your data came from is not always straightforward, and often involves looking more deeply into the source of your data (for metadata).…

UD’s ArcGIS Online Subscription

You’ll be glad to hear that the ArcGIS Online Subscription is included as part of our campus site license.  We’ve been granting access to the subscription for no extra charge.  If you are paying your annual ArcGIS charge, you’re already paying for a portion of our campus site license. However, we have a limited number…

Doing “Bulk Imports” to OpenStreetMap

Uploading existing datasets of any significant size (“bulk imports”) to OpenStreetMap involves serious consideration, above that of ordinary updates and edits.I have done bulk imports to OSM before for UD/Newark Data.  I used shp2osm (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Shp2osm) to convert from shapefile to osm format and then used JOSM (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM) to compare to osm data, edit where needed, and upload the data/changes.Here…

csv2gft

I’ve posted a public branch of code from the Lima Bean project to github as csv2gft.  This might be very useful for someone who is doing daily pushes of new records to a Google Fusion Table from a csv dump.