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Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 21 October 2017 in English (English)

Thank you to all the people who volunteered their time to make this conference possible. Great people. Ambitious ideas. Very fortunate to be part of something so big

New international boundary data!

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 12 September 2017 in English (English)

Cyprus Road Network Data!!

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 15 December 2016 in English (English)

label weight

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 19 September 2016 in English (English)

I hope this isnt a dumb question - but why isn't Minneapolis > St. Paul? I am assuming it is because it is a capital, but I think every other map I have ever seen always has Minneapolis slightly bigger font for the label. Happy Monday,-92.7734437,7.75z

bing shows St. Paul over Minneapolis

Philippines Admin 4 Shapefile Data!!!!!!!!

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 21 August 2016 in English (English)

Datos Abiertos De Paraguay!!

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 8 August 2016 in English (English)

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Fuente y licencia are posted in the github repository where you can download.

Good Way to start the week ;)

France Open Address Data

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 4 June 2016 in English (English)

Official Cuba Data!!!!

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 25 May 2016 in English (English)

Mapillary Data Analysis

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 10 May 2016 in English (English)

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Still working on the analysis, arcgis doesn't work well with big datasets...

Results coming soon!

New Zealand road network and address point open data

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 15 April 2016 in English (English)

GPS Tracks from Costa Rica Trip March 2016

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 13 March 2016 in English (English)

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I created this data with a Garmin 64st.

while driving I used a 1 second interval

while hiking I tried to change it to 3-5 seconds (if I remembered). The ferry from Paquera to Puntarenas I believe i did every 8-10 seconds.

I also saved my tracks with a Olympus Stylus TG-2. This data is pretty rough though (but there is one line when we went white water rafting that shows the river that I did not bring my GPS on).

I release this data to the public domain – you may use for any purpose.

Tons of official admin boundary shapefile data released

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 14 February 2016 in English (English)

Posting here currently :

Let me know what nations you need. I have admin boundaries for most nations.


Sentinel-2 Free Imagery

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 21 January 2016 in English (English)

Belarus shapefile data

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 16 January 2016 in English (English)

shift in Village data

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 24 December 2015 in English (English)

started to do some mapping in Africa. noticed a pretty large shift in the data/ imagery here:

yikes - data looks nice, but there is a serious shift

Canvec+ data questions

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 24 November 2015 in English (English)

has anyone downloaded the entire Canvec+ data and merged all features together, then incorporated the names (joining from the id?)


Mapping Argentina (Research Project) Time Lapse *GEONERD....

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 6 November 2015 in English (English)

Maldives Update

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 28 August 2015 in English (English)

looking around the maldives, it has some pretty rough coastlines or islands missing altogether. I am assuming most of the coastline data was from the prototype global shoreline data from the NGA (which is junk). get out and map some islands people!!!

have a good weekend!

Nepal, OSM License, and the NGA

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 29 April 2015 in English (English)

unfortunately, tragedy brings about open data and huge osm efforts in remote locations that lack any data. Recently after the earthquake in Nepal, imagery, vector data, and tons of information are appearing on the internet every hour. very good sources are listed here:

Also, the NGA has some data available: (ebola and nepal)

if you go to the main Nepal page they have several pdf atlases:

the red icons are for the pdfs that use OSM data.

Did anyone see the Sochi maps they leaked after the olympics started? same source: OSM.

the question i have is can governments use OSM data, then make it classified? Once you take the data and build upon it, don't you have to share it back ( you can file FOIAs until your blue in the face and they would never confirm/ deny OSM exists... but shouldn't they follow license agreements put in place? I have reached out to them with regard to their open data for Ebola months ago. They do not respond to my e-mails. More of a rant I guess then a question. Cheers!

New Zealand Data Help

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 12 January 2015 in English (English)

Vote for this data so the New Zealand Fire Service opens up some gis data to the public: