May 09, 2016
Anna Nakae
I recently participated in a Missing Maps mapathon for the first time. The meetup group Maptime Seattle, a local chapter of an international geospatial group focused on teaching all things maps, had chosen their monthly topic to be Missing Maps. Missing Maps is a collaboration project between Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team,...
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May 05, 2016
Sarah Bindman
This Sunday is Mother’s Day and a perfect opportunity to reflect on the wonderful mothers at SpatialDev! As a young person on the team, I benefit from having role models that I can look to as examples of how to balance a career and motherhood. The mothers on our team...
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April 27, 2016
Rene Rodriguez
We’ve been working and collaborating with the SERVIR team on innovative geospatial technologies for the past several years. Last week, we had the opportunity to attend the SERVIR Global GIT Exchange, 2016 at Marshall Space Flight Center’s National Space Science and Technology Center in Huntsville, Alabama. During the week-long event,...
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April 20, 2016
Anna Nakae
This year was the first time I attended the CUGOS Spring Fling, an annual event billed as “a full day event centered on open source geo” and “an intensely educational session for practitioners of all things open-source geospatial.” The event was held on Friday, April 15, on the University of...
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March 23, 2016
Daniel Baah
Traditionally, client-server web communication has been unidirectional. Loading new data into the client requires sending http requests to the server. This client-server relationship is the basis of most data-intense web applications we build here at SpatialDev. However, using this approach can present challenges when dealing with real-time data. Displaying frequently...
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March 18, 2016
Todd Slind
The SpatialDev team enjoys participating in conferences that are relevant to the work we do and the tools we use. This spring and summer, we have some great opportunities to share some of our recent work and contribute some labor to help put on one of our very favorite conferences....
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March 15, 2016
Sarah Bindman
In a previous blog post we described our project to support climate-smart agriculture project through data-informed decision making. Back in September, we identified a number of key questions our clients and community partners were interested in answering: • What is the full geographic extent of the work we are supporting?...
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March 10, 2016
Sarah Bindman
While many of the projects we work on require digital solutions, we sometimes get the opportunity to work on innovative hardware projects. In a recent blog post we discussed our latest project, Portable OpenStreetMap (POSM) which facilitates offline mapping efforts, in situations when internet access is not reliable or absent....
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March 08, 2016
Phoebe Merritt
Happy International Women’s Day! Today is a great opportunity to reflect on women’s accomplishments and challenges. Let’s take a look at some of these. OpenStreetMap, for example, is hosting several Mapathons geared toward women and girls: The OpenStreetMap community encourages diversity among its contributors to support digital literacy, and to...
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February 29, 2016
Naomi Menahem
If you find yourself in Seattle between now and May 8th, make sure to stop at the SAM (Seattle Art Museum) to check out the Kehinde Wiley exhibition. The exhibit, titled “A New Republic,” is a great collection of this young artist’s very distinct style and point of view. Kehinde...
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