Cartography is as much art as it is science. A map can use the best data and most sophisticated analyses but is ineffective if the reader can’t understand the story behind it. However, unless you’re Leonardo da Vinci, being both an artist and a scientist doesn’t come naturally, so we’ve found two maps that demonstrate how colors, labels, boundaries, and symbols can help you create a powerful map.Read more
If you’ve ever been part of a new development project for a store or building, you know how many factors go into making decisions about physical location.Read more
If Amazon’s planned $14 billion acquisition of Whole Foods goes through, it could radically change the grocery industry. Many news outlets have speculated why Amazon might be interested in Whole Foods, from solving grocery home delivery to getting a part of the $675 billion per year grocery business in the...Read more
While early cartographers didn’t use the term “location intelligence,” they were keenly aware that their maps had an intended purpose.Read more
There is a nearly endless supply of open data ready for businesses and nonprofits to use. The challenge is that creating something useful with that data is not always easy. Open data comes in a variety of formats and doesn’t always make sense, especially when you’re trying to analyze data in a historical context.Read more
Open data is justifying all its hype by making local governance easier, more accessible, and transparent for the daily lives of small town and big city residents alike.Read more
Location intelligence (LI) is becoming increasingly vital to a wide variety of industries, but it can still be hard to find conferences and events where you can get smart on this growing sector.Read more
In the age of global technopolis, open government data reigns. In 2016, 70 countries participated in the Open Government Partnership, a big increase from just 7 in 2011, and 52 countries hosted their own open data portals.Read more
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