Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Node.js + Express + Leaflet + PostGIS = Awesome Maps

Recently I blogged about using GeoJSON to create a very lean application for serving dynamic maps.  To date, all of my posts have related in some way to Microsoft technologies because that is my environment, day-in, day-out, but I thought it would be interesting to create a similar solution to the last blog post using technologies I haven't used before - why? - because it's good to learn something new, and these libraries are really cool!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Simple Maps Using GeoJSON and Tile5

I've been wanting to post about GeoJSON for a while now because I like what the standard provides in terms of simplifiying interoperability.  The thing is, GeoJSON is just a standard structure for geometry and features represented in JSON, so there isn't much for me to talk about in regard to GeoJSON itself.  So what I decided to do is see how I could utilise GeoJSON to create a very simple mapping application by simplifying communication between tiers, and highlight how JavaScript mapping libraries such as Tile5 can help you achieve your vision of simplicity.