MPCluster for Maptitude v1.2 ready for testing

Our cluster analysis add-in for Caliper Maptitude, MPCluster for Maptitude has a new version ready for testing. Two significant new features have been added. First, it is now possible to define ‘fixed’ cluster centers for the K-Means algorithm. For example, you might be using MPCluster to determine the ideal locations for new warehouses, but already ...

New Maptitude 3d Surfaces Section

I have just added a new section to the Maptitude ‘Howto’ pages over at mapping-tools.com, discussing Maptitude’s 3d surface and landscape options. Here is an example image of Snowdonia, created using Ordnance Survey elevation data combined with Google Maps Satellite imagery: Other examples include Guadalupe Mountains (Texas), and geological overlays of both the Caprock Escarpment ...

MPMileage v1.2

Version 1.2 of our MPMileage for Maptitude product has just been released. MPMileage is a batch route computation tool that calculates the route distances, travel times, and/or estimated costs for a list of point-to-point routes in a database. v1.2 adds full support for the 32 bit version of Maptitude, and adds German roads to the ...

Mapping the St Albans Sinkhole 2

Mapping the St Albans Sinkhole
On 1st October, a large sinkhole opened up in St Albans, UK, cutting off an entire cul-de-sac of houses. New sinkholes are very common, but this one quickly became international news due to its photogenic proximity to houses. We think of sinkholes as appearing in places like Florida or the Yorkshire Dales. Why did one ...

Welcome to the Winwaed Blog!

Welcome to the new blog for Winwaed Software Technology LLC. This blog will cover a range of topics that we think will be of interest to our customers. Most will involve software engineering and/or geospatial processing/GIS. Other topics will include (but are not limited to) natural language processing, and the Earth Sciences. Articles will include ...

Elevation added to the Google Maps API

As a part of the new v3 Google Maps API, Google have announced the addition of a new Elevation Web Service.  Limited elevation data has been available from a number of map web services, but the Elevation Web Service allows individual coordinates and complete path profiles to be queried. Going by the samples, it looks ...

The Haiti Earthquake and the Geospatial Web

Responses to the Haiti earthquake disaster have been dominating the geospatial news and blogs for the past ten days or so. The response has truly been a community response with the production of everything from scientific and educational maps, through to the creation of new street maps, and the analysis of daily satellite imagery. The ...

GeoServer and MapFish both accepted into OSGeo incubation

The MapFish and GeoServer projects has just been officially accepted by the OSGeo (Open Source Geospatial Foundation) into their ‘incubation’ status. Incubation status means that these projects are on track to become an official OSGeo project, but they are not there yet.  Both project teams will need to demonstrate a range of criteria, including a ...

LinkedGeoData.org release RDF dump of OpenStreetMap data

Today, Sören Auer at the University of Leipzig announced the first public release of LinkedGeoData.org data and services. LinkedGeoData is derived from the OpenStreetMap database and includes over 350 million spatial RDF descriptions. This data is available as ‘data dumps’, linked data, a REST interface, and links to DBpedia.There is also a prototype user interface ...

OpenStreetMap 3d: Prototype Released

The first prototype of OpenStreetMap 3d has been released. This integrates OpenStreetMap with SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topopgraphy Mission)  elevation (DEM) data. The initial prototype covers Germany only. Further information in English and German can be found at: http://www.osm-3d.org/