February 22, 2016
Rich Gwozdz
First, what is SSL? SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer” and is a technology that creates an encrypted link between a client (browser, native mobile app, etc.) and a web server. Pair SSL with HTTP and you get HTTPS. By using HTTPS for your network traffic, all data passed between...
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January 26, 2016
Rene Rodriguez
The University of Washington Botanic Gardens Arboretum is home to more than 15,000 plants and trees. It’s easy to (figuratively) get lost in its 230 acres, but the Arboretum wants to help its visitors find their way through its vast gardens and plant collections. The Arboretum enlisted the help of...
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January 20, 2016
Rich Gwozdz
In recent months, we have engaged in an initiative to automate application deployments and IT infrastructure. As our server-side application stack has evolved, it has become more critical than ever that we employ reliable, replicable methods of software installation and configuration. This is especially true for the management of various...
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December 17, 2015
Jubal Harpster
Introduction The Value Proposition of Open Data Data is the fuel of the current information age revolution. Numerous sources have pointed out that more data is generated today than at any other time in history. Today’s data is richer, more heterogeneous, and increasingly more complex than the data of years...
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December 11, 2015
Jubal Harpster
This week, we kicked off an exciting new project to further develop the OpenMapKit and help take field surveys and geographic data collection using OpenStreetMap to a whole new level. Working alongside the talented team at Stamen Design and The Red Cross, we will be enabling remote field surveys and...
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November 13, 2015
Heidi Johnson
Spatial Development International, LLC (SpatialDev), announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Grant McKenzie, Ph.D., Chief Data Scientist, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “A social media data-driven platform for informed data...
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November 04, 2015
Grant Mckenzie, Ph.D.
Here at SpatialDev we continue to push the boundaries of geospatial technologies with the goal of providing the best possible solutions for our clients. Be it state of the art mobile data collection applications or GeoSPARQL-enabled linked data triple stores, we are constantly exploring new and innovative answers to the...
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October 20, 2015
Heidi Johnson
We scooped up Daniel Baah back in 2014, as a recent college graduate. We’re lucky to have such an extraordinarily quick learner on our team who’s willing to jump into any tech stack and learn it from front to back. Don’t let his laid back demeanor fool you. And don’t...
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October 14, 2015
Sarah Bindman
In a previous blog post [http://news.spatialdev.com/supporting-climate-smart-agriculture-through-the-use-of-data-informed-decision-making/], we introduced the project we’re working on with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), USAID Feed the Future program, and USAID GeoCenter to support and expand USAID Mission use of geospatial technologies. Since then, we’ve concluded our field visits with a final trip...
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October 07, 2015
Phoebe Merritt
Financial Access A recent report by the African Development Bank (AfDB) cited only “23% of adults in Africa have an account at a formal financial institution” (Financial Inclusion in Africa, 2013). The extremely low number of account holders is a testament to Africa’s underdeveloped financial services, and has created a...
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