Ahasanul Hoque

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Monthly Archives / August 2013

OSM is not only a dataset, but also a community

August 28, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

The crowd is teeming with cartographers. At least according to a (very pretty) new data report from MapBox. The report details the explosive growth of OpenStreetMap, a free global, crowdsourced map, started in 2004, which OpenStreetMap’s annual international conference, State of the Map is returning to the UK, the first time it has come to […]

Web GIS : Changes Everything

August 23, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

GIS –> Web GIS This vision is being driven by the transformation of GIS into web GIS.  This evolution means that GIS can fully leverage and take advantage of the web and the cloud, big data, faster machines, and other big technology trends.  GIS is also advancing by integrating all of the new measurement types–remote […]

GIS: Transforming Our World

August 23, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Today our world is facing serious challenges, and it’s clear that we need to work together to collectively create a better future.  We don’t really have a lot of choice in this matter.  We need to leverage our very best brains, our best creative talent, our best design talent, our technology, and our science, and […]

URGENT: JOB OPPERTUNITY

August 14, 2013 | Geospatial & Environmental Job | by aHaSaN

I have been requested to urgently collect  CVs of  2/3 Potential female candidates who should have  Professionalism, Proficiency in English, Computer Literacy, excellent communication skills and should be enterprising, dynamic and energetic. The following are the details of the opening: Post : Disaster Risk Management Officer Company : Khulna Based Reputed NGO Salary : Lucrative […]

Global Climate Change: Key Indicators

August 14, 2013 | Climate Change, Disaster Management | by aHaSaN

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an important heat-trapping (greenhouse) gas, which is released through human activities such as deforestation and burning fossil fuels, as well as natural processes such as respiration and volcanic eruptions. The chart on the left shows the CO2 levels in the Earth’s atmosphere during the last three glacial cycles, as reconstructed from […]

Timing a Rise in Sea Level

August 14, 2013 | Climate Change, Disaster Management | by aHaSaN

Thirty-five years ago, a scientist named John H. Mercer issued a warning. By then it was already becoming clear that human emissions would warm the earth, and Dr. Mercer had begun thinking deeply about the consequences. His paper, in the journal Nature, was titled “West Antarctic Ice Sheet and CO2 Greenhouse Effect: A Threat of […]

A Vision for OpenStreetMap.org

August 10, 2013 | General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Implementing the first pieces of a redesigned site At State of the Map US, Saman Bemel Benrud presented a vision for a ground-up redesign of the OpenStreetMap website. His proposal introduced concepts for strengthening community aspects of the site, improved the on-boarding experience for new users, and defined a more logical information architecture, making the […]

Personalised Future of Cartography

August 10, 2013 | General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

The magical Marauder’s Map that can reveal people’s locations, imagined by JK Rowling in her Harry Potter novels, is fast becoming reality as cartography undergoes radical changes that are altering people’s sense of time and place. The explosion in smartphones means Google Maps, which comes pre-installed on Android devices (and is favoured by many Apple […]

How to make a map your own ??

August 10, 2013 | General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

How to make a map your own MapBox Uses OpenStreetMap to create map visualisations, with in-house designers and cartographers to improve the data quality. MapTales Allows users to overlay personal stories on maps. CartoDB Dubbed an Instagram service for maps, it uses OpenStreetMap data to let users create unique data visualisations Soundcities A database where […]