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I work for MapBox, where I work on a few mapping projects. I write over at macwright.org.


Aug
16
answered Difference between server and geospatial server
Jul
14
answered What is better for spatial data analysis? REST or SOAP?
Jun
26
comment Map not displaying from Javascript using fusion table
What is going on with your code new google.maps.LatLng(3x.7996, -11x.1668); ?
Jun
26
comment XYZ Layer in Open Layers has Missing Tiles
TileMill will skip empty tiles; in map clients there's always a way to handle 404s somewhat gracefully and skipping tiles with no data is much more performant than rendering blank tiles everywhere.
Jun
26
answered Looking for stand alone map server
Jun
26
comment Advice on a generic open-source package roadmap
The bit about OpenStreetMap graffiti is probably a bit misguided; OSM has occasional vandalism but it's the exception, not the norm. Per-user permissions have the obvious flaw that most users are transient and thus you'll have unfinished or junk data, with no way for others to complete or remove it.
Jun
25
comment How are Google serving up their Styled Maps?
Good luck finding supporting evidence for any non-PR'ed details of Google's infrastructure :). That said, what leads me to that conclusion (besides whispers from Googlers) is the anti-aliasing quality between colors and the ability to remove features at various levels, combined with the fast re-render cycles.
Jun
24
answered How are Google serving up their Styled Maps?
Jun
12
answered What is the tiling scheme of TileCache?
Jun
7
comment esri javascript API: Does current extent match initial extent
If you can edit your post, you should add more detail to the title; just naming the general subject area is not likely to garner many views.
Jun
5
answered How to curve lines between points on a map?
May
29
answered Two questions about mapnik
May
1
answered OpenLayers: Load Markers dynamically from Text file
Apr
25
comment How to get routes and download them from OpenLayers?
Use the OSRM API and its server install, or get a server to run this kind of task.
Apr
24
answered How to get routes and download them from OpenLayers?
Apr
24
comment Should I use a CMS for my web mapping application?
OpenLayers is overkill for most tasks, and I don't think that Drupal's model of turning programming tasks into GUI-wrangling tasks is viable. For this kind of thing, unless you have thousands and thousands of points, use PHP to build a custom app which outputs GeoJSON, and use Leaflet to bring that in and show it on a map.
Apr
24
answered Should I use a CMS for my web mapping application?
Apr
24
comment tiny JS discretization library for choropleth representation
There are a few, like github.com/jasondavies/science.js/blob/master/src/stats/…
Apr
23
answered tiny JS discretization library for choropleth representation
Apr
17
comment How to serve OSM Tiles on Windows?
Rendering your own tiles means maintaining a copy of the data, which is enormous, and setting up the software, which is complex and barely documented. Then maintaining it, styling, etc. There isn't much reason to go through this unless you want extreme styling flexibility - and if you just want moderate styling flexibility there's MapBox custom maps or CloudMade's custom tiles.