Ahasanul Hoque

Ahasanul Hoque

Lives in Bangladesh
Ahasanul Hoque

Monthly Archives / March 2015

10 years of OpenStreetMap

March 24, 2015 | Geospatial & Environmental Job | by aHaSaN

In 2004 one man set out with a bicycle and a GPS recorder. Back then creating a map of the world from scratch seemed crazy to many people, but even so, people joined the effort. A few people at first, but 10 years later OpenStreetMap has grown to a global community with over 1.7 million […]

Routing on OpenStreetMap.org

March 23, 2015 | Geospatial & Environmental Job | by aHaSaN

Good news for OpenStreetMap: the main website now has A-to-B routing (directions) built in to the homepage! This will be huge for the OSM project. Kudos to Richard Fairhurst and everyone who helped get this up and running. You might be thinking, “Why would this be huge? Isn’t it just a feature that other map websites […]

Submarine Cable Map

March 17, 2015 | General Science, Geospatial & Environmental Job | by aHaSaN

A submarine communications cable is a cable laid on the sea bed between land-based stations to carry telecommunication signals across stretches of ocean. The first submarine communications cables, laid in the 1850s, carried telegraphy traffic. Subsequent generations of cables carried telephone traffic, then data communications traffic. Modern cables use optical fibertechnology to carry digital data, which […]