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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sept 2013–List of Interesting Map Web tech

Just some interesting pages that I saw on the web…

Mapstraction is a Javascript library that provides a single, common interface for a wide variety of Javascript map APIs. It’s designed to enable a developer to switch from one maps API to another as smoothly and as quickly as possible.

Performing Line of Sight analysis from PostGIS

Map generalisation (coastlines) and ray tracing

Powerful technology for accelerated pre-rendering of large maps

MapProxy is an open source proxy for geospatial data. It caches, accelerates and transforms data from existing map services and serves any desktop or web GIS client.

Vectorize raster maps including OCR of text

This project aims to automate a manual process: geographic polygon and attribute data extraction from maps including those from insurance atlases published in the 19th and early 20th centuries.