Month: February 2017

Where to find Map Icons for Your Project.

Where to find Map Icons for Your Project.

General, Leaflet
Picking the perfect set of map icons for your web map can be hard, especially when you do not know where to find them. As a GIS web Developer, most of my projects – if not all – involve showing some points of interest or other locational information with markers. The Internet is a massive resource, but where do you get them? Here I have compiled a list of sites where you can readily find awesome icons to use in your web-map for free. Map Icons An icon font for use with Google Maps API and Google Places API using SVG markers and icon labels Map Icons makes Google Maps Markers dynamic with control over shape, color, size, and icon easily changed using options in the marker object as well as simple SVG Notation and CSS. Templatic Map Icons Templatic released their map icons for use
Moving with Axis Spatial’s Zunguka App

Moving with Axis Spatial’s Zunguka App

General, News, Startup
Zunguka is a Web/Mobile App developed for turn by turn navigation of large campuses such as Universities and Hospitals, it delivers directions while you take a tour around the institutions, listing the various building and their purposes, components, sizes and history. More like offering a drilldown of the building details. Who's the designer Zunguka was the JKUAT Tech Expo '16 Winner developed by a team of JKUAT students: Charity Mbaka (Front end), Erick Otenyo (Back end), Paul Todopong (Developer) under the Startup Axis Spatial Solutions. Axis Spatial specializes in outdoor and indoor mapping and navigation systems. What does Zunguka App offer? Are you new in a University campus?–Zunguka is for you, find lecture halls, dormitories, libraries, labs, offices etc and drilldown mor
Willy Simons: “Kenya is not yet operating at the cutting edge of Geospatial technology”

Willy Simons: “Kenya is not yet operating at the cutting edge of Geospatial technology”

Interviews
Willy Simons has worked in the geo-spatial industry, since coming to Kenya in 1994. Over the last 18 years in the capacity of Founder and Managing Director of several companies. Among them Esri Eastern Africa, Oarkar Services and currently Spatiality He combines his vast industry experience with qualifications in agricultural science, geo-spatial technology, business and project management. Willy cares about leadership, competitiveness and productivity and wants to use his skills to leave this world a better place. See more here LinkedIn Qn: I was looking to have this interview in Swahili, so it's just fair for me to ask this first. You've been in Kenya since 1994 roughly 23 years, how's your Swahili? Ans: I have a basic understanding of Swahili, and have been taking lessons since last y...
How to be a good GIS Analyst

How to be a good GIS Analyst

General
Some year ago, when I first met GIS, I had to find a career out of the many areas of specialization that existed. Hearing of GIS technicians,GIS specialist, Spatial data expert and many more job descriptions that existed by then, I was fascinated by the urge to explore a number of fields and decide on my specific field in later years. One common name I came across was "GIS Analyst". Looking into the responsibilities of this career, it was clear that there was duplication of responsibilities when compared to other fields. This however starred a good deal when it came to exploring the GIS industry. Each job description has a different view and treatment in different places. I was moved by the fact that a GIS analyst seemed a great deal then. Over the years, being in the industry, there ar...
Why PostGIS is the love of GISers

Why PostGIS is the love of GISers

Applications, Database, Industry, Opensource, Software
We are living in a changing world. A world that is becoming more modern by day. Every individual is now a sensor, generating a continuous flow of location-encoded data, thanks to this new era of location-aware mobile phones , geocoded Computer IP addresses, GPS devices in our cars and so much to list. It is convincing to say that the location aspect of things is now part of our lives. Seemingly, questions never end. How close is the nearest hotel from my office? Where were the crimes in my city for the last two months? What is the shortest route from my home to the hospital? Where should the next emergency station be built so as to minimize the response time? People ask these questions and others like them, every day all over. Answers to these questions and the likes requires a mechanis...
Erastus Chege: “Surveying is a science and an art”

Erastus Chege: “Surveying is a science and an art”

Interviews
Chege is a full member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya. Currently serving in the ISK Council as the Chairman of the Young Surveyors Committee. Part of the team that launched the Young Surveyors Committee on June 30, 2016, as a vehicle through which issues of young surveyors are discussed and articulated. Chege currently works with Kenya Railways as an Assistant Land Surveyor.   Qn: So tell us about the Young Surveyor Network. What's the spirit of the group in brief? Ans: The Young Surveyors Network brings together ISK members who are below the age of 35. In its first 6 months, student members have been the most active as they have been the most available for YSN activities and events. The aim of YSN is to create a forum through which young surveyors, valuers, land ad