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GIS Interoperability via AtomPub

As I've mentioned a number of times, I'm a big fan of Atom and the Atom publishing protocol and believe they will become the lingua franca of Web Services, including spatial web...

End the Endpoint Madness

Sean's been writing about why the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards aren't RESTful Since the OGC seems to be my favorite punching bag these days, I thought I'd jump...

OGC Takes Today’s WTF

Today's WTF is provided courtesy of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC): At last week's OGC Technical Committee meetings, there was considerable discussion related to...

Rendering With Style

Chris Tweedie posted an interesting reply to my rant about GIS standards and took me to task for "WMS bashing" and why WMS is a useful Enterprise standard Perhaps - except I...

My Experiences with OGC

Some of my recent posts could be interpreted as veiled critisism of the Open Geopspatial Consortium (OGC) But in truth, I've been very impressed how OGC has reinvented itself...

The Sad State of GIS Web Standards

Let's face facts - the stable of GIS Web standards is suboptimal To show you what I mean, let's think about the common things you'd want to do with web mapping and see if...

Styling GeoRSS Points

As we add custom styles for MapBuzz, an obvious question is how to style GeoRss points In particular, I would like to specify two images/icons for each Atom entry that has a...

Not Solving Problems

Bryan Lawrence has an interesting response to my post about integration and GML In his view, GML is not meant for data exchange but instead provides a common language that...

On Long Transactions

It was with great interest that I read that PostGIS 113 supports long transactions Except there is one problem - if you dig into the documentation you'll see it does no such...

Mouse Coordinates To Lat/Long

This post is long overdue - a number of people have asked me how to convert between lat/long and mouse coordinates on an HTML page First, let's define some...

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