Archiv für den Tag: 29. September 2013


FOSS4G 2014

Geo for All

Many people who work with geo software and maps find themselves becoming passionate advocates for the power of geography to make a difference: in government, business, travel, environment, crime reduction, social justice and communications to name just a few domains. Open Source Geo software makes this possible.

FOSS4G is the conference for the people working with open source tools; it’s a gathering of up to a thousand delegates who are at the core of a community which tirelessly develops, creates and crafts the software used by millions worldwide.>>   weiterlesen


FOSS4G Digital Cartography Collection

This year at the Open Source Geospatial Foundation‘s annual meeting, mappers from around the world have entered their work in a contest. A panel of map experts will select the winners in the categories of best data integration, best software integration, best cartographic display, best static map (digital display), best anti-map, best web map application and most unique map. Read more

The contest is already closed. but you can see the winners.


How to map wealth in Africa using nothing but mobile-phone minutes

A group of Belgian researchers has come up with a novel way of mapping the distribution of wealth in Côte d’Ivoire—by looking at purchases of mobile airtime minutes. After combing reams of data on individual purchases from a national mobile operator (unnamed in their report), they discovered that, in a country where prepaid phones dominate, there are basically two kinds of airtime buyers: those who make big infrequent purchases, filling up on minutes, and those who buy fewer minutes more regularly.>>   weiterlesen