Foursquare has joined a few other players and switched off of Google Maps and onto OSM for its basemaps. The new maps are built on OSM, but are in fact MapBox Streets, a new product from the MapBox folks, aka DevelopmentSeed.
- Foursquare Blog
MapQuest has tweeked the look of its OSM-based maps (MapQuest Open) and enhance perfomance of tiles.
We updated the styles of our Open tiles to match some of the improvements we’ve made on our licensed tileset. ...
The second change is that we upgraded the tiling platform for better performance and reliability. Hopefully it’s like a great offensive line in football – you never notice it because it just works.
- MapQuest Dev Blog
by Adena Schutzberg on 03/02 at 06:33 AM |
Transparency International – Malaysia (TI-M) aims to enlist 1,000 committed volunteers this year to help monitor the forests in the country.
“Anybody can join our Forest Watch Project and become a forest ranger,” said TI-M Forest Governance Integrity Programme project manager Victor Soosai at a conference at Grand Dorsett Hotel last Thursday.
He said members of the public can sign up to be a volunteer via the Forest Watch Project website (http://www.timalaysia-forestwatch.org.my).
Launched on Feb 1, the website enables the public to report illegal deforestation using Google Earth’s real-time satellite imagery and aerial photography.
Of course the imagery is not real time, but the crowdsourced effort is already underway in other countries including Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, China and the Solomon Islands
- Selangor Times
Using the power of social-networking BomgoHive Zambia is using the on-line mapping platform Ushahidi to build up an accurate picture of the fast-growing network of technology innovation and entrepreneurship centres across the continent of Africa.
BongoHive have created a dynamic, user-generated, on-line map which is revealing just how many tech business incubation hubs have been set up around the continent.
- press release
Grindr, the social network for the LGBT crowd, has luanched a new effort centered around social justice.
- Just Means
by Adena Schutzberg on 03/02 at 06:28 AM |
by Adena Schutzberg on 03/02 at 06:26 AM |