Author: Jonathan Bennett

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1847197515

Category: Computers

Page: 234

View: 3568

Be your own cartographer.


Using and Enhancing the Free Map of the World

Author: Frederik Ramm,Jochen Topf,Steve Chilton

Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited

ISBN: 9781906860110

Category: Computers

Page: 335

View: 5946

This book is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of OpenStreetMap, the free map of the world. OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a map of the whole world which can be used and edited freely by everyone. In a Wikipedia-like open community process, thousands of contributors world-wide survey the planet and upload their results to the OpenStreetMap database. This book Introduces you to the OpenStreetMap community, the data model, and the software used in the project. Enables you to use the constantly growing OSM data set and maps in your own projects. Explains in detail how you can help collecting and processing data for OpenStreetMap. If you want to become an OSM "Mapper" then this book is the ideal starting point.

OpenStreetMap in GIScience

Experiences, Research, and Applications

Author: Jamal Jokar Arsanjani,Alexander Zipf,Peter Mooney,Marco Helbich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319142801

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 3437

This edited volume presents a collection of lessons learned with, and research conducted on, OpenStreetMap, the goal being to promote the project’s integration. The respective chapters address a) state-of-the-art and cutting-edge approaches to data quality analysis in OpenStreetMap, b) investigations on understanding OpenStreetMap contributors and the nature of their contributions, c) identifying patterns of contributions and contributors, d) applications of OpenStreetMap in different domains, e) mining value-added knowledge and information from OpenStreetMap, f) limitations in the analysis OpenStreetMap data, and g) integrating OpenStreetMap with commercial and non-commercial datasets. The book offers an ideal opportunity to present and disseminate a number of cutting-edge developments and applications in the field of geography, spatial statistics, GIS, social science, and cartography.

Programming GPS and OpenStreetMap Applications with Java

The RealObject Application Framework

Author: Kristof Beiglböck

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466507187

Category: Computers

Page: 248

View: 1792

Written by an expert in the development of GPS systems with digital maps and navigation, Programming GPS and OpenStreetMap Applications with Java: The RealObject Application Framework provides a concrete paradigm for object-oriented modeling and programming. It presents a thorough introduction to the use of available global positioning data for the development of applications involving digital maps. The author first describes the different formats of GPS data and digital maps and shows how to use recorded GPS traces to replay and display this data on a digital map. Then, he works through in detail the processing steps of obtaining dedicated data from OpenStreetMaps and how to extract a network for a simple navigation application. For each topic covered—GPS data, OpenStreetMaps, and navigation—Java code is developed that can easily be adapted to the readers’ needs and locality. Finally, all components are put together in a sample computer-game application modeled on the well-known board game, Scotland Yard. The computer game is intended to be a basis from which readers can develop and customize their own application for their desired geographical area. The developed application can be "published" on the Internet and made available for interactive multiplayer competition. This book provides a fun and interesting way to learn distributed programming with Java and real-world data. Open-source software is available on a companion website at

Neo4j Cookbook

Author: Ankur Goel

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783287268

Category: Computers

Page: 226

View: 1840

If you are already using Neo4j in your application and want to learn more about data analysis or database graphs, this is the book for you. This book also caters for your needs if you are looking to migrate your existing application to Neo4j in the future. We assume that you are already familiar with any general purpose programming language and have some familiarity with Neo4j.

The Book of Osm

Author: Steve Coast

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514232743


Page: 290

View: 6896

OpenStreetMap is the free and open wiki map of the world made by millions of volunteers whoire just like you. Contributors use paper, pens, GPS devices, phones and laptops to capture the world around them (like a street name and location) and then upload it to OSM. The map data is then given away for free, all just like wikipedia. This book contains 15 interviews conducted by OSM founder Steve Coast with the people who were there as the project began and grew. Starting in 2004, the interviews trace how a rag tag collection of volunteers was able to produce a map which compares in quality to maps produced by multi-billion dollar corporations. Learn how such an ambitious project got started and then succeeded at mapping the world, for free!"

Analytics for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Author: Andrew Minteer

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787127575

Category: Computers

Page: 378

View: 3246

Break through the hype and learn how to extract actionable intelligence from the flood of IoT data About This Book Make better business decisions and acquire greater control of your IoT infrastructure Learn techniques to solve unique problems associated with IoT and examine and analyze data from your IoT devices Uncover the business potential generated by data from IoT devices and bring down business costs Who This Book Is For This book targets developers, IoT professionals, and those in the field of data science who are trying to solve business problems through IoT devices and would like to analyze IoT data. IoT enthusiasts, managers, and entrepreneurs who would like to make the most of IoT will find this equally useful. A prior knowledge of IoT would be helpful but is not necessary. Some prior programming experience would be useful What You Will Learn Overcome the challenges IoT data brings to analytics Understand the variety of transmission protocols for IoT along with their strengths and weaknesses Learn how data flows from the IoT device to the final data set Develop techniques to wring value from IoT data Apply geospatial analytics to IoT data Use machine learning as a predictive method on IoT data Implement best strategies to get the most from IoT analytics Master the economics of IoT analytics in order to optimize business value In Detail We start with the perplexing task of extracting value from huge amounts of barely intelligible data. The data takes a convoluted route just to be on the servers for analysis, but insights can emerge through visualization and statistical modeling techniques. You will learn to extract value from IoT big data using multiple analytic techniques. Next we review how IoT devices generate data and how the information travels over networks. You'll get to know strategies to collect and store the data to optimize the potential for analytics, and strategies to handle data quality concerns. Cloud resources are a great match for IoT analytics, so Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and PTC ThingWorx are reviewed in detail next. Geospatial analytics is then introduced as a way to leverage location information. Combining IoT data with environmental data is also discussed as a way to enhance predictive capability. We'll also review the economics of IoT analytics and you'll discover ways to optimize business value. By the end of the book, you'll know how to handle scale for both data storage and analytics, how Apache Spark can be leveraged to handle scalability, and how R and Python can be used for analytic modeling. Style and approach This book follows a step-by-step, practical approach to combine the power of analytics and IoT and help you get results quickly

Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services

Author: Hassan A. Karimi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466518197

Category: Mathematics

Page: 348

View: 7304

Due to the rapid increase in the number of mobile device users worldwide, location-based services (LBSs) have become pervasive, and the demand for them will continue to grow. Exploring recent changes in the technology and its uses, Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services takes an in-depth look at new and existing technologies, techniques, applications, and opportunities. Under the editorial guidance of Hassan Karimi, with contributions from experts in the field, the book examines the breadth and depth of advanced LBS technologies and techniques. The book provides up-to-date information on LBSs, including WiFi fingerprinting, geo-crowdsouring, and location privacy as well as application areas such as LBSs for public health, indoor navigation, pedestrian navigation, and advertising. Highlights include discussions of Location-Based Social Networking (LBSN) and the latest developments in geospatial clouds and how they can be used. It takes a look into the future with coverage of emerging technologies that will shape the future generation of LBSs. Carefully designed to cover a range of topics for readers at different levels and with different backgrounds, the book provides a balance of knowledge between LBS theories, technologies, and applications. The caliber of the contributions coupled with the depth of coverage make the book an essential resource for anyone exploring the potential of the latest developments in LBSs.


Die freie Weltkarte nutzen und mitgestalten

Author: Ramm, Frederik,Topf, Jochen

Publisher: Lehmanns Media

ISBN: 3865416357


Page: 369

View: 6341

OpenStreetMap ist eine Karte der ganzen Welt, die jeder frei benutzen und erweitern kann. Das Buch gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über Community, Datenmodell und verwendete Software. Es verschafft die Möglichkeit, OpenStreetMap in eigenen Projekten zu verwenden und beschreibt, wie Geodaten für OpenStreetMap gesammelt und aufbereitet werden. Das Werk wurde in der nunmehrigen dritten Auflage um zahlreiche aktuelle Entwicklungen und die Beschreibung neuer Software ergänzt.

Volunteered Geographic Information and the Future of Geospatial Data

Author: Calazans Campelo, Cláudio Elízio,Bertolotto, Michela,Corcoran, Padraig

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522524479

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 357

View: 7468

Geographic data is a valuable source of information in modern society. By utilizing alternative sources of this data, the availability and potential applications of geographic information systems can be increased. Volunteered Geographic Information and the Future of Geospatial Data is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on information gathering from volunteers, as opposed to official agencies and private companies, to compile geospatial data. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as regional landscape mapping, road safety, and land usage, this book is ideally designed for researchers, academics, students, professionals, and practitioners interested in the growing area of volunteered geographic information.

Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and Cultural Heritage

Second International Workshop, HCITOCH 2011, Cordoba, Argentina, September 14-15, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Francisco Cipolla Ficarra,Kim Veltman,Huang Chih-Fang,Miguel Cipolla-Ficarra,Andreas Kratky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642339441

Category: Computers

Page: 157

View: 4101

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and Cultural Heritage, HCITOCH 2011, held in Córdoba, Argentina, in September 2011. The 14 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from various submissions. The volume is intended to be a meeting point of all those who freely wish to boost and perfect the set of strategies and techniques to improve the human-computer interaction, tourism, and cultural heritage.