[OSM-dev] open source mapping with polygons?

Nitin Gadia nittyjee at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 19:02:34 GMT 2011


... looks like they use some of the same features, and some of the same
people are involved as in openstreetmap:
http://geocommons.com/help/Open_Source

nitin

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 12:44 PM, Nitin Gadia <nittyjee at gmail.com> wrote:

> Though GeoCommons is quite beautifully done, it is designed with
> significant limitations.
> *First and foremost, it is not designed like a wiki, where people can
> collaborate and add to the map. There is nothing for editing the map
> internally, like openstreetmap, and nothing for discussing it. Geocommons is
> simply for viewing maps people have created using other programs.
>
>
> *Does anyone know:*
>
> *Most importantly, if you at least know:*
> *Are there any other online open mapping platforms that are at least as
> powerful as openstreetmap and geoCommons?
>
> *More detailed if you have the knowledge and time:*
> *Is there any progress being made on making something like Geocommons,
> which uses polygons and data representation to make it a wiki, like
> openstreetmap?
> *What tools does GeoCommons use? I can see the architecture for
> openstreetmap on their site:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Component_Overview
> *If there is anyone well versed with opensource tools like these, how would
> you envision something being created using, in the same way as
> openstreetmap, polygons and representing data?
>
>
> Thanks,
> Nitin
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 12:33 PM, Nitin Gadia <nittyjee at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So, I just added the historical map I created.
> >
> > Click on "Make Map" and login:
> > http://geocommons.com/overlays/93944
> > Or, if you're logged in, this should allow you to go directly to the map:
> > http://geocommons.com/maps/52565/edit?add_id=93944
> >
> > When you see the map, click in the upper-left and choose to animate the
> map.
> > Note: For some reason, I cannot animate the features "cumulatively"...
> > You can only choose a range, and the previous changes disappear
> > (you'll see what I mean if you try it).
> >
> > Nitin
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM, Nitin Gadia <nittyjee at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Awesome.
> >> Yes, like that...
> >> But can you actually draw maps in it?
> >> Is there a time and animation function?
> >>
> >> I suppose I can at least play around with it and see how to create a
> >> population density map.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Nitin
> >>
> >> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Jonathan Bennett
> >> <openstreetmap at jonno.cix.co.uk> wrote:
> >>> On 17/02/2011 15:54, nittyG wrote:
> >>>> What I am envisioning is something where a user can create and/or
> manipulate
> >>>> polygons to show everything from population density, to rainfall and
> climate
> >>>> change, to market flows, to historical maps that
> >>>> can be animated.
> >>>
> >>> A bit like GeoCommons, then?
> >>>
> >>> http://geocommons.com/
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Jonathan (Jonobennett)
> >>>
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