Ahasanul Hoque

Ahasanul Hoque

Lives in Bangladesh
Ahasanul Hoque

Posts Categorized / GeoTechnology

Shapefile to KML With QGIS

November 3, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

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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 […]

The Places Europeans Actually Discovered, Mapped

October 15, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

The tiny islands that European explorers really did discover. In recent decades, respect for European explorers, such as Christopher Columbus, has waned, likely because these once-romanticized swashbuckling adventurers killed people, eradicated cultures, and “discovered” places that people (for example, the natives) already knew about. They did make some discoveries, though—lands never inhabited or where the […]

Food Security Risk Index Map 2013

October 1, 2013 | GeoTechnology, Socio Economic | by aHaSaN

  This is a map created by risk analysis experts Maplecroft using the key elements of food security set by FAO. The Food Security Risk Index (FSRI) is calculated based on assessing 12 components of food security. The indicators include the accessibility and availability of food and the stability of food supplies across all countries. […]

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 […]

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 […]