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


Apr
16
answered Why the GIS industry is always ruled by two options only, namely ESRI products and OSGeo projects?
Mar
26
answered Why is there a small white space between tiles in Chrome?
Mar
19
answered which map projection should I use to calculate distance in Poland
Mar
19
answered Geowebcache re-projection
Mar
18
answered How to list all names of tile inside a given polygon?
Mar
18
answered How to store point data (height) for each point in a linestring in openlayers
Mar
15
comment How do you explain what GIS is?
That acronym-filled buzzword wikipedia article (complete with incomprehensible venn diagram) seems to be a good reason why not to use the term 'information system' either.
Mar
14
awarded  Commentator
Mar
14
comment How do you explain what GIS is?
See the the Wikipedia page on GIS: it's an over-broad term invented by a guy selling things. It's like 'cloud' - no self-respecting developer takes the word cloud seriously, but it has gained many incompatible meanings amongst non-experts. We also have terms already: software, geography, cartography, statistics, science. I'd rather be specific than attach what I do to a vague term that most people take to mean 'ArcGIS'.
Mar
14
answered Free api to reverse geocode latitude, longitude to census tract?
Mar
14
answered How do you explain what GIS is?
Feb
22
revised Are there any attempts to replace the shapefile?
dial down the rhetoric, add some actual facts
Feb
21
suggested approved edit on Are there any attempts to replace the shapefile?
Feb
17
comment Is it Better to Use Google Maps or OpenStreetMap When Dealing With Data Points in both Urban and Rural Areas?
TIGER data has some signature problems outlined in an OSM wiki page: wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/TIGER_fixup and I haven't yet seen an example of Google Maps having these problems. They release no information actual data sourcing post-going-solo, so there really isn't much else to go on.
Feb
17
answered Is it Better to Use Google Maps or OpenStreetMap When Dealing With Data Points in both Urban and Rural Areas?
Feb
16
comment Points appear at different location when using google map overlay
It'll only reproject it if you ask it to, by defining the projections for all of your layers, and if GeoServer can reproject that data type - raster might not work.
Feb
10
answered Converting x, y, zoom for Calculating tile bounds
Feb
2
comment Pgrouting OpenLayers all together
Sorry, but part of this code is blowing my mind. Why do you declare undifined and compare things to it?
Jan
30
answered Looking for web and desktop tools with GML support
Jan
29
answered GeoExt Legend Modification To Include Feature Count