November 22, 2016
Phoebe Merritt
I was thrilled to attend GeoHackWeek at the University of Washington this November. This event was a cross between a hackathon and a workshop for data scientists, geospatial analysts, and software developers. The week was an opportunity to learn about different open source technology for spatial research, and to collaborate...
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November 16, 2016
Rich Gwozdz
If you have worked with Express.js to build an API or application you will likely be familiar with the following boilerplate: # index.js var express = require('express'); var app = express(); app.get('/hello-world', function (req, res) { res.send('Hello World!'); }); app.listen(3000, function () { console.log('Example app listening on port 3000!'); });...
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November 15, 2016
Todd Slind
SpatialDev recently provided a guest lecture to the University of Washington’s GIS for Civil Engineers course. The course, which teaches students how GIS is applied to various Civil Engineering disciplines, is taught by Dr. Kamal Ahmed. SpatialDev has been volunteering to support this course, covering the topic of Transportation. This...
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November 08, 2016
Naomi Menahem
Here at Spatial Dev, we love to give back to our local community and so with the weather changing and the season of giving upon us, we decided to participate in Rainier Scholars’ annual Care Package Drive. Rainier Scholars is a Seattle nonprofit that we are proud to support. It...
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September 26, 2016
Anna Nakae
SpatialDev is excited to introduce our latest project, which is happening right here in Seattle! Earlier this month SpatialDev partnered with local ecologist and conservationist, Michelle Wainstein, PhD, and the Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ) on their project Otter Spotter. Otter Spotter is a community science initiative where people can submit...
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September 21, 2016
Rich Gwozdz
Data APIs, like all code, should be tested. Unit testing works well for certain API components, but often times you want to test an API service endpoint itself. You may want to answer these questions: 1) Does the endpoint still exist? URLs can get changed, files can mistakenly get removed,...
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August 26, 2016
Naomi Menahem
If you haven’t had a chance to visit the “Graphic Masters” temporary exhibit at the SAM (Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle), you’d better hurry because it ends this Sunday, August 28. The exhibit presents print work from six artists, whose work spans 500 years: from Dürer, to Rembrandt,...
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August 03, 2016
Phoebe Merritt
The 2016 State of the Map – held July 23 through 25 in Seattle – attracted developers, analysts, and map-users from across the country interested in all things OpenStreetMap. Here were some of the big themes and takeaways: Mapping in Remote Areas: Dale Kunce from the American Red Cross really...
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July 28, 2016
Anna Nakae
The first event to kick off the annual State of the Map (SOTM) US Conference was the Geo-Ladies meet-up for women interested in all things related to OpenStreetMap (OSM) and geo. Since the conference is being hosted in Seattle this year, Geo-Ladies was held at Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe,...
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July 20, 2016
Heidi Johnson
Who’s excited for this week’s State of the Map US? We are! Hosted in our home city of Seattle, we’ll be there to welcome our neighbors as well as those who have traveled from afar to get down with maps. Friday: You’ll find us at the GeoLadies social. We’re a...
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