OpenStreetMap-Golovin-Interview

Why take part in OpenStreenMap project? Andrey Golovin, one of the famous Ukrainian osmers, was trying to help us figure this out. You can read the first part of our conversation here.   OpenStreet Map At the beginning, the users understand the map as a graphical representation on the website. And they begin to draw. […]

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Andrey-Golovin

Last year I had an opportunity to talk with Andrey Golovin. He is a dedicated osmer who spent 1,500 day over 8 years for mapping, helped add to the map, among other things, the city of Dnipro, made thousands of edits and posts on OSM forum and wiki. Andrey spoke about how he became who he is today. This is a […]

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sentinel-missions-nutshell

The European Space Agency is working on a family of satellite missions called the Sentinels. These missions are owned and managed by the EU as part of the Copernicus programme, that is said to be one of the most ambitious Earth observation programmes to date. It aims to give timely, accurate and accessible information for […]

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citygis

According to the UN, more than 54% of the global population lives in urban areas. Of course, the concept of “city” depending on a continent and a country. But regardless of the location all urban residents are united by their inclination to live in a safe, comfortable and attractive environment. Shaping of this environment relies […]

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mapbox-mapping-solutions

In early June this year Intellias company hosted the second “Map Solutions” conference in  Kyiv. A brief overview can be found here. Today we will take a closer look at the speech of Vladimir Agafonkin, a well-known developer of the Leaflet library. Quoting his LinkedIn profile, Vladimir is a lead JavaScript Engineer at Mapbox, an […]

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mapping-nature-osm

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is one of the most promising web platforms for the crowdsourced mapping of the world. Openness, simple editing, advanced documentation and an active community are the main OSM advantages over other web solutions that claim to be global. OSM tags The main OSM advantage is, as for me, its extensibility. Anyone can initiate […]

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open_gis_education_issues

This post’s title partially repeats a topic of my speech at a wonderful open GIS user meeting which took place at the Institute of Geography [of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine] at the end of January. But like in any other public speech the most important things were not those said by me, […]

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ACTS

This post is about cartography, corruption and philosophy. A weird combination, but it does make sense, I promise! Last week a final stage of regional selections to the first Ukrainian incubator 1991 Open Data Incubator took place in Kharkiv. This event gathered various projects, start-ups, that use state-provided open data for the greater good of […]

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User_Open_GIS_Meeting_30012016_IG

Last Saturday, on the 30th of January, a meeting of the open GIS users took place. This meeting brought some surprises to both organizers and participants. Find more details about the event from Oleksandr Golubtsov – our author and one of this meeting initiators. Enjoy it! 120! That’s how many people gathered at Open GIS Users Meeting […]

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school-girl-geography-438364-h

Teaching GIS is quite an important part of the general process for nature resource management education. The training curriculum for various specialties now includes learning the basics of professional GIS. But unfortunately Ukrainian universities face an ever relevant problem in GIS education:  lack of funds. Software prices reach up to several thousands USD per user. […]

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