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Few Interact With Our Interactive Maps–What Can We Do About It?

We are a species of gazers, not clickers: If you make a tooltip or rollover, assume no one will ever see it. — Archie Tse, NY Times Graphics Dept When one of the top creators of general audience data visualizations can only lure 10-15% of their audience into clicking on anything, let alone “diving” into […]

5 Mapping Industry Trends I Saw At JS.Geo

Wait long enough to blog a conference, and you’ll find others have beat you to it.  Bill, Derek, and the folks at Cesium have done a great job with both talk-by-talk reviews as well as a few big picture reflections here, here, and here.  In addition, we posted most of the talk decks/links here.  As […]

JS.Geo: Web Mapping at a Crossroads, and the Crossroads is in Philadelphia on October 8th

Web maps are too important to be left to the mapping industry. Google figured this out before anyone else. Uber’s recent purchase of Microsoft’s Bing Maps assets and the sale of Nokia HERE geo assets to an automobile consortium signal next-level dynamism in the industry. Simply put, the old web mapping portal paradigm of GIS-in-the-browser […]