Ahasanul Hoque

Ahasanul Hoque

Lives in Bangladesh
Ahasanul Hoque

Posts Categorized / General Science

Free Training Oppertunity for Students on Open Street mapping

October 28, 2013 | General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Along with GFDRR (https://www.gfdrr.org/) as part of their OpenCities initiative (http://opencitiesproject.com/cities/dhaka/) we are hosting a half day hands-on training session on the crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap platform on Saturday 2nd November from 10 am to 2 pm at the World Bank Office (E-32 Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar) covering the following: OSM Basics: How it works, it’s many uses & opportunities … as […]

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 […]

Map of Meteorite Crash Landings

June 28, 2013 | Environmental Issues, General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Wonder where on Earth to collect space rocks? Stay at home. The map above shows every meteorite strike known to fall on earthly terrain. And from the looks of it, the United States is prime collecting grounds. To build the map, Javier de la Torre, co-founder of Vizzuality and CartoDB, used records from Meteoritical Society […]

New Platinum Age of Maps

June 28, 2013 | General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Plotting the landscape of digital information The 17th Century, particularly in The Netherlands, is considered the Golden Age of maps. The Dutch were spanning the globe for trade and their maps and atlases became lavish and colorful works of art depicting mysterious worlds encountered by explorers. Fast forward to the 21st Century and with the […]

Mapping the wealth of the world’s billionaires

March 18, 2013 | General Science | by aHaSaN

        The world’s billionaires increasingly hail from nearly all corners of the globe. The world’s billionaires list by Forbes pins down the wealthiest people from 64 countries across the globe. The US has led the way since Forbes started wealth tracking 27 years ago. Americans represented 31% of the list entrants in […]

Our Lovely Planet in December 22, 2012 Morning

December 22, 2012 | General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

The scientists working with NASA have proven time and time again that they have a very healthy sense of humor, and the latest picture they decided to make available to the general public further confirms this status quo. To cut a long story short: those who are still unsure whether or not the world came […]

What Really Happening on December 21 ??

December 21, 2012 | General Science | by aHaSaN

The real thing happening on December 21 is the December or Winter Solstice. The December or Winter solstice is when the Sun reaches its southernmost point for the year. This year, it happens at 11:12 Universal Time on December 21.