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Book description

Neogeography combines the complex techniques of cartography and GIS and places them within reach of users and developers.

This Short Cut introduces you to the growing number of tools, frameworks, and resources available that make it easy to create maps and share the locations of your interests and history.

Learn what existing and emerging standards such as GeoRSS, KML, and Microformats mean; how to add dynamic maps and locations to your web site; how to pinpoint the locations of your online visitors; how to create genealogical maps and Google Earth animations of your family's ancestry; or how to geotag and share your travel photographs.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Neogeography
    1. What Is Neogeography?
      1. Basic Terminology
      2. Data Formats
        1. GPX
        2. GeoRSS
        3. KML
        4. Microformats
        5. Advanced formats
        6. Right formats for the right job
      3. Software Tools
      4. Hardware Tools
        1. GPS Units
        2. Cameras
        3. Other hardware
    2. Where Are You?
      1. Using GPS
      2. Geocoding
        1. Basic
        2. Advanced
      3. Geolocation
        1. Geolocation by IP
        2. Geolocation by WiFi
        3. Geolocation by GSM
        4. General geolocation
    3. Making Some Maps
      1. Mapmaking Web Sites
        1. Build a map site in Ning
      2. Programming Your Own Maps
        1. Mapstraction
        2. OpenLayers
        3. worldKit
        4. OpenStreetMap
    4. Adding Location to Your Web Site
        1. Location of a Page
        2. Markup places
        3. Syndicating locations
    5. GeoStack
    6. Licensing
    7. Neogeography Projects
      1. Locate Your Photographs
        1. Basic
        2. Intermediate
        3. Advanced
        4. Next steps
      2. Directions to Your Locations
        1. Publishing directions
        2. Using directions
      3. Track Your Sports
      4. Mapping Your Genealogy
    8. Where To Next?
      1. Community
        1. Conferences
        2. Books
        3. General links
      2. Essential Tools
      3. Mapping Libraries
    9. About the Author