Part 2 of our six part series on transforming your spreadsheet data into interactive online maps using Mango and QGIS, the free and open source desktop GIS system.
Our noses are firmly on the grindstone most days here at Mango HQ, so we’re popping our heads up for a breath just long enough to tell you about some delicious new features we’re rolling out. Customization Panel We’ve refreshed and reworked our customization panel, making it quicker and easier than ever to seamlessly integrate Mango into your website or brand. Custom logo and a custom domain, along with your company colors and even language, helps ensure your map users know exactly who is answering their spatial data questions. Layer Popup Editor With our new Popup Editor, you can create […]
You’ve got your data, but what happens when you need to visualize it against something else, like regional employment data, or solar PV capacity by region? There’s a plethora of freely available GIS data out there – some good, some bad – so here’s 3 repositories well worthy of a coveted spot on your bookmarks bar.
** Rant warning ** Every week I try to find a few new interesting spatial datasets to use for Mango testing. Needless to say I spend more time than most doing battle with the various “Open Data” portals that the governments of this world—in their infinite wisdom—have gifted upon us. They generally fall somewhere between rubbish and unusable in terms of the overall experience, and most don’t seem to understand what the word open in open data even means. They all stink of something that has been designed by committee and crippled by bureaucracy. Is it really too much to ask to have […]