An Introduction to Open Source Geospatial Tools (56 tags)
Geospatial professionals have been the main users and developers of geospatial applications, but the landscape has changed over the past few years as the development of open source geospatial software has matured. Tyler Mitchell introduces some of the most useful of these applications in this article. Tyler will discuss the current state of affairs in the open source geo world at O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conference, June 29-30 in San Francisco.
Build AJAX-Based Web Maps Using ka-Map (28 tags)
By using AJAX, Google's maps draw and zoom quickly, pan smoothly, and can be extended to display a wide variety of information. This article by Tyler Mitchell shows how to make similar AJAX-based web mapping sites using an open source toolkit called ka-Map. Tyler is the author of Web Mapping Illustrated.
Hacking Maps with the Google Maps API (18 tags)
Hari K. Gottipati introduces the Google Maps API and describes how to use it to build interactive mapping applications for the Web.
The Geospatial Web: A Call to Action (16 tags)
What needs to happen to build a sustainable geospatial web? Mike Liebhold offers ten steps designed to help tap the as yet unharvested business opportunities in a geospatial web. If this topic gets your creative juices flowing, you belong at O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conference, coming up in June in San Francisco.
Mapping and Markup, Part 1 (10 tags)
In John E. Simpson's XML Tourist column, he introduces GML, the Geography Markup Language.