3D Maps with Leaflet and eegeo.js

3D Maps with Leaflet and eegeo.js

General, Leaflet, Programming, Slider, Tutorials, Web-GIS
We like maps and will continue like them more. Every day, there are changes in the libraries used for mapping. With most maps being 2D, exploring 3D maps is so much fun and better.\ In this post, I describe a procedure to display 3D maps for your web mapping project. First, we will have a HTML file that will handle our map page. Steps: Write a basic HTML file with a title of your wish. <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>3D Map</title> </head> <body> </body> </html> Add the Leaflet CSS inside the <head></head> section <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://unpkg.com/leaflet@1.0.3/dist/leaflet.css"> You can also load this from your local computer Add the eegeo JS library inside the <head></head> section <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn-webgl.eegeo.com/eegeojs/api/v0.1.780/eegeo.js"></script> Add the section in which the map will be displayed <div id="map"…
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Easing traffic in Nairobi City

Easing traffic in Nairobi City

General, Highlight
The completion of the major routes  and highways such as the Thika Superhighway in February 2012 has seen a tremendous increase in traffic in and out of the capital, Nairobi.This was due to the eased access to different destinations in town and thus the population saw the need  for personal vehicles leading to mushrooming of these vessels and more vehicles accessing the city. This in return, has seen heavy traffic congestion within the CBD as everyone seeks for services and goods within town.The number of Public Service Vehicle(PSV) has also increased. Also, urbanization has highly contributed to increase in the population within Nairobi County (+4.78%). With all these factors in play, the government finds it difficult to control the traffic within our capital, leading to loss of huge amounts of…
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The good news in QGIS 2.14.0 – Essen

The good news in QGIS 2.14.0 – Essen

General, GIS, QGIS, Slider, Software
In the last few years, QGIS has really grown in a huge collection of tools, algorithms tackling various tasks in its environments.The Dev team has really given QGIS a new look and feel and also power to roar in the GIS world. Tools tackling simple to complex processes have now been developed and been released for use by the wider community. QGIS 2.14.0 was released and comes with really great functionality that were missing in previous releases. Follow along as I unwrap some of  the functionality for you. Added Styling Options This new version of QGIS comes with new and great styling options for layers, either point, line or polygon. Styles in QGIS 2.14.0 Zoom to Feature (By Right Clicking on feature in attribute table)  This gives an easier access…
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Life in GIS 2016

Life in GIS 2016

General
Happy New Year.I have been reflecting on how the Life in GIS navigated through 2015 and mhh.. indeed a long journey began in 2015 and I intend to walk further in 2016.Learning GIS was a  great eye opener to a new world of great potential, full of cutting-edge technologies leveraging  modern architecture and tools to perfect the art of map making, aiding decision making, analyzing  factors affecting our societies and giving reliable solutions to gear up sustainable development. Its now 2016 and I have some things coming through.To really understand some of these issues, I have a lot of  thoughts regarding GIS; What will GIS have to offer to our societies in 2016?.Should we concentrate more on  Desktop GIS, Mobile GIS or Web GIS?.Which tool will be the 2016 savior in the GIS world?. What should we expect from both the Open Source sector and the proprietary sector?Will the life in GIS get better  with time?Having this in mind, I check all the angles in regard to software and hardware involved to ensure  am on the right path. As information is always the cornerstone of effective decisions, 2016 will demand more fast and easily accessible  platforms that will catch the attention of many end users.There will be fast internet connection across the globe,  more data sharing, more social chats, more data analysis and wider GIS applications in various sectors. There are platforms that have really made a breakthrough in the GIS world and more is expected from them.  Such include Mapbox, MangoMap, CartoDB,Geonode,  OpenGeo Suite, QGIS cloud, ArcGIS Online just to  mention a few.Comparing the current trends in GIS, we realize the increased developments in the web GIS sector. Hosting data on the cloud and enabling sharing and collaboration among various users have seen many projects  through and enabled a whole line of new products in this market. More sectors/industries will need GIS to better manage utilities, users and data, analyze data for decision making  and also upgrade existing platforms.We, at the GIS forefront, are ready to interact more with end users and  clients in this sector and help provide cutting edge products in their organizations and businesses. As of now, 2016 is out rolling with GIS. More to come soon. For more details about GIS drop a comment below.
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A pilot Land Administration Domain Model(LADM) for Kenya

A pilot Land Administration Domain Model(LADM) for Kenya

General, GIS, Programming, Web-GIS
Kenya has amassed a huge collection of records since 1902 when the colonial government put in place the Crown Land Ordinance of 1902. This law allowed alienation of native lands for the colonial masters and the alienation process involved formal registration of ownership rights. Over the years, a number of laws touching on land were passed and operationalized, with the effect of having land administration and registration being exercised under different legislative regimes. All the documentation produced from land transactions over these years have continued to be kept in paper form. This has seen a big number of these documents get destroyed by normal aging processes, lost through untracked paper trails and from corruption driven motives.  The Institute of Geomatics, GIS and Remote Sensing (IGGReS) of Dedan Kimathi University of…
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GIS impacts in the East African Region

GIS impacts in the East African Region

General, GIS
Geographic information systems (GIS) has become a well-known term all over the world due to its rapid growth all through from the time it had its roots. You might want to have the meaning of the GIS itself but as it has the sounding, it just has the simple meaning of a tool. As questions arise on how and why GIS, there has been its growth and the impact of its development all over the world. In the Easter African Region, there has been the development of GIS and has had a great impact to the economy and its people.          Geospatial information systems has taken a greater role in the planning sector in the Easter African region. It has had its introduction in many planning agencies in east Africa.…
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9 essential GIS skills

9 essential GIS skills

General, GIS
A GIS automates creating, analyzing, manipulating, storing , querying and retrieval of spatial data for users. However, there are various essential skills that a user should have to utilize the capabilities of a GIS with ease and produce quality products within the stipulated period of time and cost. GIS Data management          Data management is important to ensure that all data being used is put in an easily accessible location within the application to save time of retrieval.A GIS offers various data management tools to work with during analysis based on the data loaded in the application.The kind of projection used for data in a GIS is vital in determining the actual location of features on the earth’s surface.There are many projections available in GIS that can be used depending…
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Tourist attractions in the USA

General
        USA is prominent worldwide for its ample and startling tourist attractions. It has interesting and fascinating sites in the world and thus receives millions of tourists annually.      Tourists flood this country every year to see for themselves remarkable, outstanding  and most attractive spots like the Niagara falls, uncountable parks and grand canyon only to name a few.The list below has the top 10 tourist attractions that make it an awesome country to make your holidays fantastic.GRAND CANYON        The Grand Canyon is a top tourist attraction in the world and heavily visited all the years. It is simply a mind blowing site that you should not miss touring while in the USA.         The canyon is situated on the northern part of Arizona. The canyon is spectacular with clean and…
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