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GeoSmart announces free New Zealand web cartography tools
Posted on 2-Sep-2008 11:59. | Tags Filed under: News.



As the Gold Sponsor for GeoCart’2008, the National Cartography Conference at Auckland University from 1-3 September 2008, GeoSmart Maps Ltd General Manager Phil Allen has announced that GeoSmart is offering a set of web tools for web cartographers for use free of charge for educational and non-commercial use. He will outline these in a presentation at the conference on Wednesday 3 September.

“As the leading supplier of commercial cartographic products in New Zealand, we would like to encourage development of new applications,” said Phil Allen. “There are so many opportunities for people to develop wonderful web and mobile applications and we have the API’s and web services, as well as a wealth of geo-spatial data about New Zealand. “

The tools GeoSmart is making available include:

• Web mapping API
• Points of Interest API
• Geocoding and reverse geocoding web services
• Directions API
• Route Optimisation API
• Vector Graphics API
• Map datasets (NZ map base, Cadastral map base, Census map base)

Using such tools, web cartographers can build complex web, Location Based Services (LBS) and Mobile based GIS solutions such as; Carbon footprints for businesses by measuring the journey times of staff going to and from work and including their business activities to computing calorie burn when a user creates a walk/cycle/running route.

The tools include all of the APIs required and a set of maps with many code examples. Allen’s paper will present these tools and advise how educational institutes and the web cartography community at large can take advantage of these for promoting and enhancing our industry.


More information: http://www.GeoSmart.co.nz...
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