All Points Blog
Our Opinion, Your Views of All Things Location

  • HOME

    About Us


    Contact Us

    Follow Us

    Feed  Twitter 


    All Points Blog

    Catching geospatial news that others miss. Delivered daily.

    Preview Newsletter | Archive

    << June 2012 >>
    S M T W T F S
             1 2
    3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    10 11 12 13 14 15 16
    17 18 19 20 21 22 23
    24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Monday, June 04, 2012

A report published in the May 25 issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report supports a long held connections between higher stroke rates and the U.S. South.

States with the highest rates of stroke include South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri and Nevada.

Those with the lowest rates include New York, Michigan, Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Wyoming and the New England states.

Higher obesity, hypertension and smoking rates in the south may be in part responsible.

- Health Day

Bill Davenhall highlights Critigen's iPad health app called Health Indicators, realeased May 22, which uses Esri tech.

- HuffPo

The Boston National Public Radio station, WBUR (mine!) is crowdsourcing a map of residents of Lincoln, MA who have had or probably had Lyme disease. This is an experiment on its CommonHealth Blog.


by Adena Schutzberg on 06/04 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Google is holding an invitation only event June 6 to share some behind the scenes details about Google Maps and some of what's to come. The concensus of those who've recieved an invitaiton to The Next Dimension of Google Maps is that it's about 3D. 

- The Next Web

- C|net via reader Kevin

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/04 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

My Trails API: My Trails offers users four API choices. The Location Based Search API returns information on shared trails and markers for latitude/longitude inputs from the My Trails database. The Client Upload API allows users to post new trails and markers to the database. The Client Register API allows new users to register and the Client Registration Check API checks the validity of usernames and password. All are performed using HTTP GET or POST requests.

ViewRanger BuddyBeacon API: ViewRanger is a UK-based company specializing in GPS applications and map software. BuddyBeacon is a GPS navigation app for mobile devices that allows live tracking of a user's location. The BuddyBeacon API is currently in beta. It grants access to a user's raw BuddyBeacon data for map, app, or mash-up creation.

WebGL Earth API: WebGL Earth provides a mechanism for inserting interactive maps into webpages without the use of additional plugins. These maps are viewable from any platform, including mobile devices. Webpage visitors can rotate and zoom in or out on the globe, or even tilt the viewing angle. WebGL Earth can display existing maps from other mapping services as well as custom map tiles for Earth or other planets.

SpacialDB Layers API: SpacialDB is a geospatial database service that allows users to create, operate, and scale dedicated geospatial databases in the cloud. A SpacialDB database can be used transparently in place of any cloud-based database such as Amazon RDS, Rackspace Storage, or Heroku PostgreSQL. The SpacialDB Layers API allows users to access their geospatial data RESTfully in either JSON or JSONP format.

Heello API: Heello is a social microblogging service that allows users to share what they're doing with short text posts called Pings. Users may also include a photo or video, or share their current location with Pings. The Heello API allows users to create, delete, or retrieve Pings, as well as to retrieve information about users or individual Pings.

- Programmable Web

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/04 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Artoo is a tool to clean up the overshoots, duplicates, weed out extra vertices and other "glitches" in digital vector geodata accessiable via AutoCAD FDO (SDF, SQLite, Esri SHP, and geodatabase files, as well as Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle. The tech preview works with AutoCAD Map 2013 and will run until Feb 1 2013. 

I wonder why it's not called "geospatial cleanup" which is how it's named in the AutoCAD Map menu.

- via Between the Poles

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/04 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Friday, June 01, 2012

A blog post from the Wall Street Journal today reports that Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel wants to publish more data from federal agencies using RESTful standard API's. Some specific data types mentioned include traffic information for better logistics, the movement of goods through ports and the amount of energy costs within cities. VanRoekel is looking to expose the huge government data stores to "spur innovation across our nation."

It's true that the government keeps a lot of data underwraps. However, the question has always been whether it's the government's job to promote what they've got. Now, VanRoekel's approach at least provides the mechanism to retrieve data while leaving it up to others to exploit them.

by Joe Francica on 06/01 at 03:43 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
Page 15 of 15 pages « First  <  13 14 15

All Points Blog Newsletter

Catching geospatial news that others miss. Delivered daily.

Preview Newsletter | Archive


Feed  Twitter 

Recent Comments

Publications: Directions Magazine | Directions Magazine India
Conferences: Location Intelligence Conference | .Map Conference | GEO Huntsville
© 2014 Directions Media. All Rights Reserved