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OpenCage Data http://www.opencagedata.com/ - a new effort that guarantees to make using OSM data easy for organizations and to help users get OpenStreetMap data in the format they want it! Born out of London-based Lokku (a 15 person team), the … Continue reading → Kudos to The New Yorker for recently looking at the rise of the craft beer industry. The craft beer (micro-brew) industry is soaring in popularity and stats now show that these tasty little breweries are really starting to tap into … Continue reading → Landsat-8 captures more than 400 scenes per day, and as of early June 2013 more than 20,000 scenes are already available. Something interesting from the Earth Day Data Challenge as they are looking for creative uses of the public ocean data available on marinexplore. Have you ever wanted to contribute to the National Map? Well, now that the USGS has embraced the crowd there’s an opportunity for you to do just that! If you have access to the Internet and are willing to dedicate … Continue reading → I realize it’s been some time so once again I’m pleased to share a fun and hopefully useful 5 Things on Friday. Foursquare has teamed up with Samsung to launch what they’ve called the Time Machine. Simply put, Time Machine accesses your foursquare history to build and mashup a very creative and fun history of your foursquare checkins. Some interesting data being shared by the Denver Post as they track the devastation resulting from the wildfires near Colorado Springs, Colorado. There’s no arguing that the topic of drones (also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAV) are a huge topic, particularly when it comes to data collection. Sadly, another wildfire season is upon us and already we’ve seen some tragic events in California and now in Colorado.