Spatial Awareness

By Robin Hawkes

A regular editorial focused on the maps and the spatial community. Each issue I'll highlight the most interesting and inspiring things that I've found — cool demos, new tools, tutorials, beautiful maps, interviews, behind-the-scenes and more.

A regular editorial focused on the maps and the spatial community. Each issue I'll highlight the most interesting and inspiring things that I've found — cool demos, new tools, tutorials, beautiful maps, interviews, behind-the-scenes and more.

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#16・

Spatial Awareness #16 — New website and interview with Craig Taylor!

Hey! Robin here, and with a slightly different format than usual.Today's issue is a special one. Why? Well, because I've just launched a new Spatial Awareness website! On it you can find all the previous content featured in the newsletter, as well as new orig…

 
#15・

Spatial Awareness #15 — The newsletter is back and better than ever!

Hello? Is this thing on? Do you even remember who this is?It turns out that my little break from Spatial Awareness ended up as 4 whole months without a single issue. Whoops! While I've never wanted to promise a strict schedule, and the break has been needed, …

 
#14・

Spatial Awareness #14 — Maps & Spatial Newsletter by Robin Hawkes

So what do you think about this issue? What did you like? What didn’t you like? What did I miss that I should cover in the next issue?If you liked it then please click on the thumbs up button below as it helps me work out general sentiment. Plus the feedback …

 
#13・

Spatial Awareness #13 — Maps & Spatial Newsletter by Robin Hawkes

How is it November already?! Aside from being dark outside way too early, it also means that I've been compiling these newsletters for approaching 5 months now — which is rather crazy to think about.I'm still trying to find a schedule for the newsletter that …

 
#12・

Spatial Awareness #12 — Maps & Spatial Newsletter by Robin Hawkes

After a few mid-week issues, we're finally back to the usual Sunday slot. I've also been working on a new approach for organising the hundreds of maps and articles that I've accumulated over the past few months. With a large amount of new content collected ea…

 
#11・

Spatial Awareness #11 — Maps & Spatial Newsletter by Robin Hawkes

We're back again for another dose of spatial goodness. As always, it was hard to narrow down what to feature this issue — there's just so much amazing spatial content around right now.What's been great is seeing the newsletter still growing steadily — even if…

 
#10・

Spatial Awareness #10 — Maps & Spatial Newsletter by Robin Hawkes

You may have noticed that this issue has slipped slightly from the new bi-weekly schedule. It's been a rather hectic few weeks with very little free time and unfortunately as a hobby-project the newsletter fell victim to that. On the plus side, it was my birt…

 
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Spatial Awareness #9 — Maps & Spatial Newsletter by Robin Hawkes

Has it been two weeks already?! I could have sworn the last issue was sent only a few days ago. Then again, I've been moving house the past few weeks so everything feels like a blur. Fortunately we're in the new house now and things are finally starting to se…

 
#8・

Spatial Awareness #8 — Maps & Spatial Newsletter by Robin Hawkes

You may have noticed that there wasn't a newsletter last week. The reason for this is that I've moved the newsletter to a bi-weekly schedule for the foreseeable future, mainly to give myself some breathing space and to ensure I can keep this going for a long …

 
#7・

Spatial Awareness #7 — Maps & Spatial Newsletter by Robin Hawkes

I'd like to thank you all for the feedback last week — the Apollo-themed issue seemed to go down really well. As a result I'm going to see if there's a way for me to collate related content and do more themed issues in the future. Have an idea for a theme? I'…

 
#6・

Spatial Awareness #6 — Maps & Spatial Newsletter by Robin Hawkes

As I write this the world is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. The Internet is currently buzzing with interesting and amazing celebrations of the momentous event, including a lot of maps — some of which I'll be featuring today. O…

 
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Spatial Awareness #5 — Maps & Spatial Newsletter by Robin Hawkes

The past week has been a busy one, full to the brim with spatial goodies. Throughout the week we had Esri UC going on, which resulted in all sorts of announcements and cool maps. Also, the Spatial Awareness community has been in overdrive lately, suggesting l…

 
#4・

Spatial Awareness #4 — Maps & Spatial Newsletter by Robin Hawkes

It's that time again — time for your weekly helping of spatial goodies. This week was a hard one as there were so many interesting things to include. The good news is that the next issue is already half-way complete as a result!We also managed to surpass 1,00…

 
#3・

Spatial Awareness #3 — Maps & spatial newsletter by Robin Hawkes

How are we already on the third issue?! In a way it feels like time has flown by since the first issue, and in another it feels like so much has happened since then. You can find the previous issues here if you've not read them yet.Creating this newsletter ha…

 
#2・

Spatial Awareness #2 — Maps & spatial newsletter by Robin Hawkes

It's been a week since the first issue was released, and what a week it's been! The response from the community has taken me completely by surprise — far beyond my wildest expectations.When I originally came up with the idea for this newsletter I had a long-t…

 
#1・

Spatial Awareness #1 - New maps & spatial newsletter by Robin Hawkes

As a small introduction, my name is Robin Hawkes and I'm absolutely mad about maps. When I'm not working on Web-based mapping systems for my day-job, I'm creating projects like ViziCities (above) and all sorts of other crazy stuff related to spatial data. If …