A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

ESRI ArcGIS for Android

ESRI is to soon release ArcGIS for Android which is an application which allows users to use ArcGIS content directly from their Android device. Users of ArcGIS for Android (which will be available from the Android Market) will be able to display and browse maps, query remote ArcGIS map layers and data, use data from […]

February 12th, 2011 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Java, Mapping, Tech | no comments

Google Maps 5.0 for Android Updates

Google has released Google Maps for Android and has made major modifications to how maps are rendered. This is major update with some really interesting new features. Google is really paying attention to the needs of mobile users and making Google Maps for Android one of the premier apps for their mobile OS. Some of […]

December 17th, 2010 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Mapping, Tech | one comment

Fredericton in 3D – Google Earth

Fredericton, New Brunswick has been featured as a Google Earth Cities in 3D success story. In January 2010 over 100 3D representations of buildings were added to Google Earth. These models are photo-textured and have quite a bit of detail in them. The City of Fredericton in collaboration with the nearby Canadian Forces Base Gagetown’s […]

April 16th, 2010 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Fredericton, Mapping, Tech | no comments

Google Maps Labs – mapping experiments

Google has recently introduced a new and interesting Labs feature for its popular Google Maps service. In the same fashion as its Google Labs offering, Google Maps Labs allows users to opt-in to beta versions of features currently in development or testing. By clicking on the little green beaker in the top right hand corner […]

March 6th, 2010 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Mapping, Tech | no comments

Google Maps API introduces reverse geocoding

For quite a while now, it has been possible to use Google’s geocoding service which allows developers using the service to obtain a latitude / longitude pair for a given address. This service is quite useful when searching for specific locations such as stores, houses or other points of interest. Enter reverse geocoding Up until […]

November 6th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Mapping | no comments

Google Maps adds new terrain view

Last week, Google added a new terrain view to Google Maps. Google has moved the “Hybrid” view to a “Show Labels” option under the satellite view in order to add the terrain view. Although I appreciate having access to additional data, I find that the terrain view doesn’t show terrain features in enough detail. The […]

December 16th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Mapping, Tech | no comments

Topozone now has Canadian Maps

The topographic map website TopoZone.com now contains the full set of Canadian topographic maps from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Apparently these maps have been available since August of this year but with only the United States topo maps available previously, I didn’t have much reason to revisit the site. Now that TopoZone has data that […]

November 23rd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Mapping, New Brunswick | one comment

MapQuest reveals new beta map site

Web mapping old timer and volume leader in the US web mapping domain, MapQuest has revealed a new beta website which introduces a new look and some new features. One of the nicest feature is the streamlined address entry box. Instead of having 5 fields to enter and address (place name, address or intersection, city, […]

October 12th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Mapping, Tech | no comments

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