Support OpenWebGIS project on Indiegogo
Every now and then fellow GeoGeeks might need your support in their project. This time OpenWebGIS is rising funds on Indiegogo crowdfunding platform.
OpenWebGIS is the open online GIS platform that can be used on your computer as well as mobile device. Compared to other open source GIS solution the OpenWebGIS works entirely online. Don’t get misled by a bit oold-school appearance, the OpenWebGIS is actually a pretty powerful tool, especially as you might use it when being in the field without access to your advanced GIS desktop solution.
Until now the developers team has done everything at their own expense, providing a completely free and open access to the system and its source code. Many awesome functions were added and the Android app was created. The back-end is there but the front-end interface as well as some extra features and functions need more development and resources… and guys at OpenWebGIS are asking for our support to make it possible.
You can learn more about the project on the Indiegogo website. We keep our fingers crossed for the success of the campaign!
Google Maps brings Pit Stop feature to iOS
Back in October, Google rolled out a new feature to Google Map for Android that allowed you to find “pit stops” along your route. It basically means that you can search Google Maps and add points of interest to your route without leaving the navigation mode. This simple but useful feature has finally arrived to iOS earlier this week.
Using the new feature is very simple: tap the magnifying glass in the top right of your screen and you will be presented with several predefined options: gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops and other stops of your own choice. The search results will show you the rating for selected locations and in some cases extra time the stop will add to your trip.
Similar feature were available in many premium navigation apps for a while already and it’s definitely a way forward for Google.