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

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Welcome to Spatial Awareness, a regular editorial focused on the maps and the spatial community. Each
 
September 11 · Issue #10 · View online
Spatial Awareness
Welcome to Spatial Awareness, 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.

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 birthday over and weekend and I got to spend some of it visiting Bletchley Park for the first time (think code-breaking and Alan Turing), which I highly recommend. Still, I’m hoping this issue has been worth the wait — there are so many great things to feature that it’s been hard to cut them down.
In other news, I’ll be at the British Cartographic Society Annual Conference at Ordnance Survey this week. I’m part of a panel discussing the difference between visualisation and cartography, though I’ll be around all day. Please introduce yourself if you see me, or send me an email or tweet if you plan to attend and want to say hi.
So with that, sit back and join me on this periodic journey through the world of maps. And remember, you can unsubscribe at any point if you’re not finding this useful.
One last thing — you can reply directly to me via this email if you have content suggestions, questions, or just want to say hi. Lots of you have done this so far. Don’t be shy! 👋
— Robin Hawkes (@robhawkes)
Maps
MonoCarto 2019 Winners MonoCarto 2019 Winners
Spaghetti Junction — 1m LIDAR DSM Spaghetti Junction — 1m LIDAR DSM
Long shadows using 20 hill shade layers Long shadows using 20 hill shade layers
See which nations are claiming parts of the melting Arctic See which nations are claiming parts of the melting Arctic
Have you made an interesting map recently?
I’d like to highlight more maps from the subscriber community. Don’t be shy! Either reply to this email or contact me on Twitter.
Software and tools
MARTINI: Real-Time RTIN Terrain Mesh
Ordnance Survey maps and styles now on MapTiler Cloud Ordnance Survey maps and styles now on MapTiler Cloud
Mapbox GL JS v1.3.0
Articles
How a 16th century scientist drew a map of the world that we still use today How a 16th century scientist drew a map of the world that we still use today
Colouring LIDAR in Mapbox GL JS Colouring LIDAR in Mapbox GL JS
NYT-style urban heat island maps NYT-style urban heat island maps
How PostgreSQL 12 can improve your performance
Data
Updated NZ Building Outlines data with 128,715 more outlines Updated NZ Building Outlines data with 128,715 more outlines
New version of the ASTER GDEM (v3)
Events
Videos from FOSS4G 2019
Presentation slides from FOSS4G
Jobs
Geoawesomeness jobs portal
Cartographer — Apple
Director of Technology — Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Who to follow
Daniel O’Donohue (@MapScaping) Daniel O’Donohue (@MapScaping)
Who inspires you from the community?
I can only highlight the people that I’m aware of, so get in touch if you have someone you admire in the community who deserves some recognition. You can reply to this email or contact me on Twitter.
Community space
Call for help mapping roads and buildings in the Bahamas
FOSS4G Europe call for venues for 2020
Interview with Craig Taylor on The MapScaping Podcast
That's a wrap
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 helps give me energy to keep this going.
Don’t forget to reply to this email if you have any feedback, suggestions for content or just want to say hi. You can also reach me on Twitter, where I’m usually posting all sorts of interesting spatial-related stuff.
See you in the next one. 👋
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