Ich spiele gerne, mit neuem und mit technischem. Vielleicht liegt das daran, dass ich ein Junge bin. Vielleicht hat das damit auch nicht so viel zu tun, wie ich bisher dachte.
Die Gruende warum das so ist, sind vielleicht nicht so wichtig, wie die Tatachse, das es halt so ist. Und da kommt mir dieses Video hier gerade recht!
I started recently the course provided by mapping.withgoogle.com. Not only because I liek mapping, but because I like the functionality of google providing a easy entry into the world of geographical information for everyone. I like there approach, I like their idea of integrating huge parts of infomation on a map for better visualization, and I like it to learn new things to play with and future tasks eaven more simple…
After three lessons a first project is scheduled in the timetable (task “Create a map that communicates geographical information using Maps Engine Lite.”). That is what my result looks like!
I opted for ports in the northern sea as a starting point for further research. In the map you find to layers:
list of six ports in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France
list of ports in neighbouring states to the northern sea from the wikipedia (nevertheless the German version of the list is more detailed)
Ports fascinated me and keep on fascinating me.
I highly recommend the online course for EVERYONE!!! like EVERYONE… I mean E V E R Y O N E !!!
I mean of course, Google Maps is no full GIS, will never be not become in the near future, but it gives a biref glance and awakens in one or the other a desire for geographical information management – and the world will be a bit better tomrrow.
I spend the last two weeks in Berlin in a workshop – not a Talkshop (cc Till) !
We closed a project we were working on the last two years more or less with 12 member countries to this project. Since all of them come from outside Germany, they were interested in communication means to call home. After a short research, we concluded to recommend LEBARA. So far so… but where do we get the SIM card from?
So I applied the same method I described earlier and can highly recommend to visualize geo data without fuzz, plain and fast but draft. So I took the address information of Lebara stores in and around Berlin to located them on a Google Map .
Honestly, I applied an even more sophisticated way to get the adress data in tabular formate. SO Instead creating a CSV file, I used the =IMPORTHTML() function of Google’s Spreadsheets. SUCCESS!