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I'm looking for recommendations for GIS blogs ... specifically GIS developer blogs. I'm less interested in the geography than in how apps are put together.

I'd like to keep up with ESRI ArcGIS as well as open source tools.

Which blogs are you fine people reading?

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Few from my side, mostly out of ESRI world:

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Not always GIS/Map related, but still interesting nonetheless. It's written by a few developers at the New York Times and focuses more on design and prototyping of interactive maps and graphics, and not necessarily GIS applications. Seeing their processes has been really helpful to me. They also use R a lot for spatial stuff, which is cool.

Chartsnthings

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and here are the new ones for Python 2.7:

http://arcpy.wordpress.com/

http://docs.python.org/tutorial/

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Here are some GIS developer blogs (python included):

Another GIS Blog

ArcGIS & Python

Dave Bouwman

Café Python

CGarrad

Dll Shepherd.Net

GIS Solved

Guerilla GIS

Nerd tips for things you probably won't use

Node Dangles

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I think the last link to Orama's Blog is incorrect? –  radek Aug 28 '12 at 12:17
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true, the blog seems to have been closed. Removed from the list and my Google reader! –  Rob Aug 28 '12 at 17:21

A few more GIS developer blogs:

http://www.spatiallyadjusted.com/

http://wiki.gis.com/wiki/index.php/List_of_GIS-related_Blogs

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To read relevant Open Source GIS blogs in an integrated way, visit http://planet.osgeo.org/

It aggregates more than 120 blogs, among them many developers' blogs (Tip: use j/k keys to navigate easily).

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This guy has some great stuff on the ESRI Javascript API. Not sure what kind of development you're doing, but if it's JS, this is a must read!

http://odoe.net/blog/

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