Category: snip-its

small notes and comments on various applications

open source GIS – the edit years….

The ability to edit features has for a long time been the reason people have moved towards the MapInfo and ESRI of the GIS world, without even a subtle glance towards Open Source, but recently this has been changing.  With the ever extending improvements within free GIS server architectures such as GeoServer, and advances in HTML5, JQuery and other javascript… Read more →


MapBox is a platform for designing and publishing fast custom styled maps.  This platform provides fast, effective .js files, based on leaflet – an open source mapping library, which can allows developers to quickly port Open Layers of Google Maps directly onto most HTML5 compliant browsers.  This combined with the ability to consume your own data directly from TillMill brings… Read more →

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