LONDON TUBE MAP – Walking steps between stations on the same line (PDF)

August 30, 2016

LONDON TUBE MAP – Walking steps between stations on the same line

Walking can be a quick and easy way to get around, particularly when travelling during the busiest times, which are 08:00-09:00 and 17:30-18:30 Monday to Friday. This map shows how many steps it takes to walk between stations on the same line. For more walking maps, visit

Open Data Kit

August 29, 2016

Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solutions. ODK provides an out-of-the-box solution for users to:

  1. Build a data collection form or survey (XLSForm is recommended for larger forms);
  2. Collect the data on a mobile device and send it to a server; and
  3. Aggregate the collected data on a server and extract it in useful formats.

In addition to socio-economic and health surveys with GPS locations and images, ODK is being used to create decision support for clinicians and for building multimedia-rich nature mapping tools. See the list available tools, featured deployments, and implementation companies for more examples of what the ODK community is doing.

Map Warper

August 29, 2016

Map Warper

Find maps and other imagery, upload, and rectify against a real map.

You can then download and use the rectified map in your mapping applications.

Just sign up and you can start uploading and get warping!

Geopaparazzi. Because not all paparazzis are evil!¶

August 29, 2016

Geopaparazzi. Because not all paparazzis are evil!

Geopaparazzi is a tool developed to do very fast qualitative engineering/geologic surveys.

Even if the main aim is in the field of surveying, it contains tools that can be of great use also to OpenStreetMappers as well as tourists that want to keep a geo-diary.

The main aim of Geopaparazzi is to have a tool that:

  • fits in any pocket and can be always at hand, when needed
  • gives the possibility to take georeferenced and possibly orientated pictures during a survey, with further possibility to import them into GIS applications like uDig or QGis
  • is able to easily exploit an internet connection, if available
  • is extremely easy to use and intuitive, providing just few important functionalities

The main features available in Geopaparazzi are:

  • georeferenced notes
  • georeferenced and oriented pictures
  • gps track logging
  • form-based data surveys
  • easy export of collected data
  • a map view for navigation with support for raster tiles and spatialite vector data


gvNIX: Tool for rapid web application development

August 29, 2016

gvNIX: Tool for rapid web application development

gvNIX is an open source tool for rapid application development (RAD) with which you can create Java web applications in minutes.

It is a distribution of Spring Roo that provides the set of Spring Roo tools plus a suite of features that increase development productivity and improve the user experience by integrating frameworks like jQuery, Bootstrap 3, Leaflet, DataTables, Dandelion DataTables, among other.

A development environment which includes support to create applications with geographic component Geo allowing a fast development of geoportals for visualization and data management.

Download gvNIX, access quick guide and start using it!


Copernicus – The European Earth Observation Programme

August 29, 2016

Copernicus Land Monitoring Services – The European Earth Observation Programme

Copernicus is a European system for monitoring the Earth. Data is collected by different sources, including Earth observation satellites and in-situ sensors. The data is processed and provides reliable and up-to-date information about six thematic areas: land, marine, atmosphere, climate change, emergency management and security. The land theme is divided into four main components:

  1. Global. The Global Land Service provides a series of bio-geophysical products on the status and evolution of the land surface at global scale at mid and low spatial resolution. The products are used to monitor the vegetation, the water cycle and the energy budget.
  2. Pan-European. The pan-European component provides information about the land cover and land use (LC/LU), land cover and land use changes and land cover characteristics. The latter includes information about imperviousness, forests, natural grasslands, wetlands, and permanent water bodies.
  3. Local. The local component focuses on different hotspots, i.e. areas that are prone to specific environmental challenges and problems. This includes detailed LC/LU information for the larger EU cities (Urban Atlas), riparian zones along European river networks and NATURA 2000 sites. It will also include maps of coastal areas.
  4. In-situ. All of the Copernicus services need access to in-situ data in order to ensure an efficient and effective use of Copernicus space-borne data. Next to data provided by participating countries, Earth observation from space also yields pan-European reference datasets, such as a Digital Elevation Model.




SMART POI DATA SET – Over 23,000,000 Points of Interest in the data set

August 29, 2016

SMART POI DATA SET – Over 23,000,000 Points of Interest in the data set

Open and seamless SPOI data set, which is based on Linked data principles, contains over 23 million Points of Interest important for tourism from Europe and Africa.

Open Transport Map = INSPIRE compatible and routable OpenStreetMap

August 29, 2016

Open Transport Map = INSPIRE compatible and routable OpenStreetMap

The Open Transport Map allows routing and dynamic visualization of traffic volumes. It also offers many other ways of innovative exploitation. The underlying data are accessible in an open INSPIRE compatible format.


 What is it?


 The Open Transport Map displays a road network which
is suitable for routing
visualizes time related Traffic Volumes (in OTN Pilot Cities)

Talking technical, the Open Transport Map
can serve as a map itself as well as a layer embedded in your map
is derived from the most popular open dataset – OpenStreetMap
is accessible via both GUI and API
covers the whole European Union

Other information resources
presentation (cz)

[ OsmAnd ] Offline mobile maps & navigation

August 29, 2016

[ OsmAnd ] Offline mobile maps & navigation

Navigation (Android only)

  • Works totally offline (no roaming charges when you are abroad) but also has a (fast) online option
  • Turn-by-turn voice guidance (recorded and synthesized voices)
  • Announce traffic warnings like stop signs, pedestrian crosswalks, or when you are exceeding the speed limit.
  • Optional lane guidance, street name display, and estimated time of arrival
  • Supports intermediate points on your itinerary
  • Automatic re-routing whenever you deviate from the route
  • Search for places by address, by type (e.g.: restaurant, hotel, gas station, museum), or by geographical coordinates

Map Viewing

  • Carry highly detailed, fully offline maps of any region world wide on your device!
  • Display your position and orientation on the map
  • Optionally align the map according to compass or your direction of motion
  • Save your most important places as Favorites
  • Display POIs (points of interest) around you
  • Can also display specialized online tile maps
  • Can also display satellite view (from Bing)
  • Can display different overlays like touring/navigation GPX tracks and additional maps with customizable transparency
  • Optionally display place names in English, local, or phonetic spelling

Bicycle and pedestrian features

  • The offline maps include foot, hiking, and bike paths, great for outdoor activities
  • Map display and navigation mode for bicycle and pedestrian
  • Optionally display public transport stops (bus, tram, train) including line names
  • Optional trip recording to local GPX file or online service
  • Optional speed and altitude display
  • Display of contour lines and hill-shading (via additional plugin)


August 29, 2016


Event Time (UTC): 2016-08-24 03:36 Event Time (LOC): 2016-08-24 05:36 Event Type: Earthquake Activation Time (UTC): 2016-08-24 10:13 Reference maps produced: 13 Delineation maps produced: 0 Grading maps produced: 52 Activation Status: Open

Affected Countries:

IT Italian Republic

Area Descriptor: Lazio, Abruzzo and Umbria Regions

EMSR177 – Activation Extent Map – Release: r05 – Version: v1 – Delivered: 2016-08-27 21:04
Authorized User:
Italy|Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Dipartimento della Protezione Civile – Centro Situazioni
Activation Reason:

In the first hours of 24th August 2016 an earthquake occurred in the centre of Italy involving a very large territory including several Regions (Lazio, Abruzzo, Umbria) and Municipalities. After the main shock several others occurred in the areas producing casualties and damages on structures and infrastructures. The Italian Civil Protection is currently in action and has requested support to retrieve damage information on the affected areas.

Requested Product: Reference + Grading


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