The foundations of a great base map

The MDS Foundation Map brings an accurate, high quality digital base map to Australia and New Zealand. With the flexibility to work with other platforms such as ArcGIS Online.

Setting up the MDS Foundation Map to work with ArcGIS is a relatively simple process.

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Mapping big data

I’ve heard it said that 80 per cent of all data on earth has been created in the last two years. How are we going to make use of all this digital information? One powerful way is to actually view it – all at once.

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A beautiful mind – mapping the music tours of Australia

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Just the other day I was reading the popular Australian music website fasterlouder.com.au and I came across an article that I found interesting. It was discussing the frustration live music fans have with bands not touring in areas outside the east coast of Australia. The original reddit post was made by Luke Penman – he drew this map to describe his frustration:
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Homemade Raspberry Pi Indoor Wi-Fi Analytics

Recently I have been working with the Raspberry Pi kit computer to create a homemade indoor Wi-Fi Analytics solution just like momma used to make. For those of you who don’t know; Raspberry Pi is the name of a particular type of mini kit computer you can buy that runs Linux – and not a delicious type of pie!

Raspberry Pi

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Just a suggestion

Map MarkerPreviously I talked about the place/suggest service which allows you to input text and get suggested results based on that input.

I’ve pulled together a guide to show you how to make a request to the suggest service, and then use the returned coordinates to place a marker on a map. I’ve used leaflet for this which is an open source solution.

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One location based app, many devices – responsive layouts to the rescue!

Today I am going to discuss a problem that many developers face when designing a website in 2014; the rapidly expanding number of devices on which it can be accessed.
This has created a unique problem for modern web developers as we strive to create web apps that work on as many platforms as possible. The answer to this in part, is to implement a responsive layout.

Too many devices

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