a project that fuses a map of high resolution satellite imagery with an enormous amount of checkpoint data and a few 3D effects.
How We Mapped 1.3m Data Points Using Mapbox - Features - Source: An OpenNews project
Five things to learn from the Financial Times’ broadband map
By David Blood and Ændrew Rininsland
Data vandal changes name of New York City to “Jewtropolis” across multiple apps [Updated] | Ars Technica
Update, 12:20 pm: In a prepared statement sent to press, a Mapbox spokesperson said that Mapbox has “a zero tolerance policy against hate speech and any malicious edits to our maps.” The label change was deleted within an hour. "The malicious edit was made by a source that attempted several other hateful edits," the spokesperson said. “Our security team has confirmed no additional attempts were successful.”
Mapbox data comes from more than 130 sources, and the Mapbox spokesperson said that the company has "a strong double validation monitoring system." A machine learning system flagged the change for review; this change was one of more than 70,000 that are flagged on a daily basis, according to the company. “While our AI immediately flagged this,” the spokesperson said, “in the manual part of the review process a human error led to this incident. Security experts are working to determine the exact origin of this malicious hate speech. We apologize to customers and users who were exposed to this disgusting attack.”
Retour State of the Map France 2018
L’équipe de Makina attendait avec impatience l’événement de l’année, State Of The Map 2018 à Pessac, et s’y est rendue en nombre pour rencontrer la communauté #OpenStreetMap et assister aux multiples conférences.
Renters and Owners — Visualizing every person in the US.
Mapbox and Tippecanoe for big census dataCheck out the finished map here!Housing policy is something I deal with a lot, and so I spend a lot of time trying to make sense of housing data. While thinking about the relationship of the rental housing market with home ownership (typically represented across time), I started to wonder what that relationship looks like geographically.Certainly there are parts of cities known for having lots of condos, or apartments, or single family homes; but I was curious what this looks like on the whole, and if larger structures could be discerned.This inquiry turned into its own formidable technical challenge, and resulted in a pretty interesting data-set; read on to find out more, and how I built it!Portland, Oregon renters/owners viewed as a (...)
Ce service de covoiturage sur longue distance propose de visualiser les déplacements réalisés le mois précédent, depuis une commune d’origine (41919 déplacements représentés)
Les voitures autonomes et les défis des cartes
Encore quelques années et les voitures autonomes deviendront une norme sur nos routes. Sauf que Google Maps et GPS ne suffiront pas : les voitures autonomes requièrent des cartographies extrêmement précises pour pouvoir circuler. Qui dessinera ces cartes du futur ? Pas de doute là-dessus : les voitures autonomes vont bientôt pouvoir circuler. Ça fait des années que de grandes entreprises technologiques comme Google ou Uber et des constructeurs traditionnels travaillent sur leurs prototypes (...)
On imitated problem solving
As many of you know for a few years now we have a new trend in remote sensing and cartography that is called Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning.
Those in decision making positions at companies like Facebook and Mapbox who try to push AI or Machine Learning into cartography (see here and here) are largely aware of these limitations. If they truly believed that AIs can replace human intelligence in mapping they would not try to push such methods into OSM, they would simply build their own geo-database using these methods free of the inconvenient rules and constraints of OSM. The reason why they push this into OSM is because on their own these methods are pretty useless for cartographic purposes. As illustrated above for principal reasons they produce pretty blatant and stupid errors and even if the error rate is low that usually ruins things for most application. What would you think of a map where one percent of the buildings are in the middle of a road or river or similar? Would you trust a self driving car that uses a road database where 0.1 percent of the roads lead into a lake or wall?
What Facebook & Co. hope for is that by pushing AI methods into OSM they can get the OSM community to clean up the errors their trained mechanical kids inevitably produce and thereby turn the practically pretty useless AI results into something of practical value – or, to put it more bluntly, to change OSM from being a map by the people for the people into a project of crowd sourced slave work for the corporate AI overlords.
Computers should perform work for humans, not the other way round.
In other words: You should do exactly the opposite of what Facebook and Mapbox are doing in this field.
Masayoshi Son’s Grand Plan for SoftBank’s $100 Billion Vision Fund - The New York Times
“Masa is in a hurry,” said Vijay Sharma, the chief executive of Indian digital payments start-up Paytm, which SoftBank put $1.4 billion into in May. “He sees this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where everything we touch can become a market, where we’re at the opening up of a new industrial revolution.”
Launching the Mapbox Unity SDK | Mapbox
We’re bringing global real world map layers, search, and directions to location-based games and AR/VR applications in one easy to use package.
Tap into layers of buildings, streets, places, water bodies, elevation, and aerial imagery to generate open worlds for location-based games or simulate real world action. Use traffic based directions to guide players, or use geocoding to search for places and display location names in your game.
Everyone can now download the Mapbox Unity SDK and start building.
I was able to drape the imagery over the extruded terrain and make a fully interactive 3D map to explore mountains and valleys around the world. Check it out here!
Maputnik is a free visual style editor for maps targeted at developers and designers. It allows you to pull in data sources and style the vector features with the visual editor to build your own custom #map design!
C’est impressionnant ! Et ça génère quoi à la fin ? Un ensemble de tuiles ? Que tu télécharges, ou hébergées chez eux (ou sur son propre serveur) ? Ou non, ça génère juste un JSON que tu vas ensuite importer dans Mapbox ou autre outil assimilé qui sait le lire ?
En résumé, c’est un outil qui permet de remplacer l’outil hébergé MapBox Studio, un peu comme le permettait TileMill à l’époque.
Il y a un peu plus d’infos sur la page kickstarter du projet :
Mapbox GL is one of the biggest innovations the GIS world and is the first cross platform framework to display maps on the browser, mobile applications and the desktop. Maps are styled using a JSON style document described in the Mapbox GL style specification which is difficult to edit by hand. The missing piece in the puzzle is a visual style editor that is easy to use, free and open source!
Maputnik is an intuitive style editor with immediate feedback which will target both GIS professionals as well as enthusiasts to create Mapbox GL styles. Maputnik is free and open source, does not require a cloud based deployment and will run on your local machine (just like TileMill).
The main goal is to create a free alternative to the cloud based Mapbox Studio and allow businesses and individuals to create their maps without tying themselves to services of a single company but still profit from the amazing Mapbox GL ecosystem.
Background & Rationale
The Mapbox ecosystem consists out of many amazing and innovative technologies by some of the smartest people in the GIS community. And for the most part it is open source and under very business friendly licences.
There are however two obstacles if you want to create maps in the Mapbox ecosystem without tying yourself to Mapbox the company.
–It is very difficult to get started to create your own custom map if you don’t have the map data (the vector tiles) available for free as well.
–You cannot effectively style a Mapbox GL map without resorting to the cloud based Mapbox Studio
The first problem has been adressed by our OSM2VectorTiles project where we worked over the last year to create a free OpenStreetMap friendly alternative to Mapbox vector tiles.
The second problem with Mapbox Studio is that it is not open source and you have to upload your data sources to external servers and essentially are locked in the Mapbox ecosystem. By reusing existing proprietary base styles you legally tie your style for use with Mapbox services and it is difficult to use other data source like OSM2VectorTiles, Mapzen or Kartotherian or even your own custom vector tile sources.
In contrast to using a styling language like CartoCSS the JSON format is difficult to edit by hand and much more suitable for editors. So in order to be able to create independent Mapbox GL styles we should rally behind and build our own free and open source style editor for the Mapbox GL style specification.
The world’s movement of people – in one map
This map, posted on metrocosm.com and based on estimates from the UN Population Division, gives a remarkable insight into the extent of global migration.
Interactive 3D maps in #Unity | #Mapbox
The environments generated with Mantle are based on real-time map data from every city and place in the world. From 3D terrain and buildings, to land use like parks and beaches, to showing the streets and bridges - every detail in a city can now be loaded into Unity and styled there using Mantle.
The new plugin uses soon to be released Mapbox tilesets specifically designed for gaming. These new tilesets contain compressed elevation data and building heights. Just like the the vector tiles that power Mapbox Streets they are super light for fast loading and updated minutely. As a city changes, levels can be updated from fresh data, letting developers model their own game environment based on the latest maps.
Is this really a big deal? Mapbox is a good open source citizen and they’re clearly trying to be very gentle.
But here’s the thing, Mapbox took venture capital. A sale is a likely outcome and those people aren’t going to be as nice. Think Oracle and Java.
Le ticket qui a lancé « l’affaire » : ▻https://github.com/osm2vectortiles/osm2vectortiles/issues/387
Un autre billet sur le sujet : ▻http://fuzzytolerance.info/blog/2016/08/10/Thoughts-on-the-Mapbox-Licensing-Brouhaha
Et une alternative à osm-bright :
A free Mapbox GL basemap from OpenStreetMap with complete liberty to use and self host. OSM Liberty is a fork of OSM Bright based on free data sources with a mission for a clear good looking design for the everyday user.
ça continue à foirer…
avec Mapbox en Darth Vader
With #Mapbox Deal, IBM Watson Will Learn A Lot More About Where Things Are Happening | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
The geodata provider will help IBM let non-techies track things like sales, real estate values, and citizen complaints by address.
L’équipe cherche à dresser une carte du camp de réfugiés de Grande-Synthe (proche de Dunkerque), nouvellement installé par Médecins sans frontières. La tâche n’est pas simple d’autant que nous partons de zéro : le camp était, il y a encore quelques semaines, une simple friche, les images satellites ne sont d’aucune utilité. Les résidents du camp participent au travail de cartographie, c’est une condition essentielle à la tenue du projet. Nous rassemblons rapidement le matériel, quelques ordinateurs, des clés 3G, des GPS, des chargeurs, des batteries et une montagne de Field Papers vierges ou déjà annotés.
Je retrouve l’équipe de MapFugees : Katja, Jorieke et Johan. Ils sont là depuis une semaine déjà, éprouvés mais toujours aussi motivés. D’autres m’ont précédé, d’autres nous succéderons. L’équipe cherche à dresser une carte du camp de réfugiés de Grande-Synthe (proche de Dunkerque), nouvellement installé par Médecins sans frontières. La tâche n’est pas simple d’autant que nous partons de zéro : le camp était, il y a encore quelques semaines, une simple friche, les images satellites ne sont d’aucune utilité. Les résidents du camp participent au travail de cartographie, c’est une condition essentielle à la tenue du projet. Nous rassemblons rapidement le matériel, quelques ordinateurs, des clés 3G, des #GPS, des chargeurs, des batteries et une montagne de Field Papers vierges ou déjà annotés. Le territoire occupé par le camp a été préalablement divisé en portions égales, imprimées sur papier en autant de Field Papers qui serviront de support à la récolte d’informations sur place. Chaque Field Paper est unique et porte la marque du binôme qui l’a édité : réfugié + bénévole + numéro du GPS + date, permettant de tracer et de suivre l’évolution du processus de cartographie de chaque zone.
Designing #Mapbox Streets and Outdoors for mobile
“When designing #maps for mobile, we take into account material considerations, like smaller viewports and a wider variety of physical environments. We also take into account user behavior, such as faster, more fluid map manipulation (zooming, panning, tilting), and the need for faster visual processing speeds when on the move. Designing for mobile touches all aspects of cartography, but I want to take a closer look at two very visual facets: color systems and iconography”
Create a custom base #map in minutes with our free vector tiles from OpenStreetMap data. Easiest way how to switch to #osm thanks to MapBox open-source tools. Design your own map of world or country, serve raster or vector tiles from any virtual #server or your own infrastructure, even offline behind a firewall.
Cartes et tuiles vectorielles
merci @b_b !
le plus fluide à ce jour semble celui de #Mapbox_GL
Today we closed $52.55 million in Series B financing to enable us to expand this stack, continue building amazing technology, and hire the best people in the world to do it.
The round was led by DFJ Growth with participation also from existing investors Foundry Group. DBL Partners, Thrive Capital, the Pritzker Group, former #Goldman_Sachs president Jon Winkelried and Promus Ventures all also chipped in.
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