Chris Schmidt (crschmidt) wrote,
Chris Schmidt

mm, openness

Spent the morning converting the Open Guide to Boston to use OpenLayers instead of Google Maps. Google Maps is still an option, but the default is to use the Boston Freemap data. Need to do more work on the Boston Freemap to make the cartography work betterwhen you have small (200px x 200px) viewports into the map, but it works, and it means that I'm no longer dependent on a closed data source.

Now I've got to figure out how I can repackage these changes so that other people can use them. The first step in that direction is probably creating worldwide fast-data sources for as many maps as I have available. Once that's done, getting these changes out to people who have data available to them becomes important.

Mmm, OpenGuides data on top of USGS topo maps. So sweet.

  • long. ass. week.

    I had a long week this week. When I finally got to the end of it: 1. Catching up on my friends list required me to go back a page. This hasn't…

  • Mornings with a 12 year old

    "I need mom to stop at the store and bring me a snack." "What do you want?" "I don't care, I'll eat anything." "Okay, how about you just grab some…

  • Life

    So not ready for Japan. And I thought I was underprepared for the Cape Town trip! Still taking photos. Now participating in photowump: a…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded