Learning GIS Programming: What is your favourite way to learn coding?

Every once in a while, there is an article on Flipboard or some social site highlighting the top ten reasons to learn coding or...

Learning GIS programming: An overview

The diversity of programming languages and tools being used in GIS (in general in the Geospatial industry) today is truly staggering. Depending on what...

GIS Programming: Languages breakdown

A while back, I wrote a post on Learning GIS Programming, giving an overview of the different programming languages being used in GIS. A...

JavaScript for Geospatial applications: An Overview

JavaScript has formed a strong relationship with the Geospatial world (WebGIS, et.al) in a manner that is reminiscent of the relationship between Python and...

PathSense – new location API without GPS and battery drain

Recently I come around an interesting start-up called PathSense. It promises a precise positioning for location-based apps with 90% less battery drain compared to GPS...

Google ditches Google Earth API due to security reasons

Six years ago Google introduced Google Maps API. It allowed third parties to build 3D tools on the top of Google Earth. Last week Google announced that...

JavaScript for Geospatial: Getting Started

JavaScript is constantly ranked as the numbero-uno programming language by several organizations and research groups including our own open-data survey "What is your favourite...

The new Google Maps Roads API comes with a Map Matching feature

Most high-end cars these days come with an inbuilt Personal Navigation Device (PND) but that number is still small and while PNDs might not...

Designing “Irresistible Web APIs” – book review

More and more businesses are creating web APIs. This is because APIs can add business value to a company as it offers developers an...

How to Master Geospatial Analysis with Python

For a long time, there was no reference book available with the most-used geospatial Python libraries, nor one that marks the transition from Python...

How we run OpenStreetMap service in Azure

Architecture, trade-offs and cost — what, why and how much. As a .NET developer I tend to fall into the trap of approaching every software problem thinking how...

Intermediate Python Programming with “ArcGIS Blueprints” – book review

“ArcGIS Blueprints” is a book for ArcGIS Desktop programmers who want to improve their Python programming skills and look beyond Python scripting. Whereas the...

Nokia’s HERE maps opens a new self-service portal for developers

Nokia launched its new mapping self-service portal for their-party developers. Although HERE API offer a lot of great features, before now developers had to...

All you need to know about TomTom’s Mapping APIs

With the recent change in the Google Maps API pricing structure, the industry is abuzz with developers and industry professionals weighing in on alternatives...

New Android Nearby feature will notify you of apps based on your location

I often wish that my smartphone was a bit smarter. Earlier this week I got stuck in a huge traffic jam... If only I...

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