Mapwarper.net is getting an upgrade of code early this first week in April.
- Keyboard shortcuts
- New JSON-API and docs
- Map caching for faster maps
- Bigger map windows
- Upgraded Ruby and Rails versions
- Changed “my maps” to “favourites”
- Changed “layers” to “mosaics”
- Social logins – OpenStreetMap, Github and Facebook
- Year / date search
- Translation support
- Added Mapbox Satellite layer
- Search for an existing map or mosaic to help rectification
- Ability to add an “Z/X/Y” Tile layer to help rectification
- Upload CSV of Control Points for a map
- Download CSV of control points for any map
- Many bugs fixed and much other things I forgot to list above!
You might particularly enjoy the keyboard shortcuts:
The “a” shortcut does some auto-magic where if you have 3 or more points, it will automatically place the other point at the place where it thinks works best.
To try out these latest features yourself visit http://mapwarper.net
Let me know what you think!
If you wish to support the hosting and development of this project, you can donate to Tim via PayPal here: paypal.me/timdevelops
Mapwarper.net has finished maintenance work – I really should get rid of the beta sign now. Anyhow its running on a much faster site, courtesy of Topomancy.com. So performance should be better now. All user accounts and maps and points should have been transferred seamlessly.
I’m still configuring the mail server, so if new users when signing up are seeing mail in spam boxes, let me know!
Mapwarper.net is moving to a faster better server, as a result, please expect a bit of downtime as the migration is taking place. All data, logins should work as before afterwards, fingers crossed!
Almost exactly a year ago, I finished the import of a large amount of road data for Haiti. This was the result of the mapping community responding to the devastating storms and flooding that shook the country, and the need for good quality data for people to share. Now the country is struck by another disaster.
The main page coordinating efforts from OSM is here:
We’ve set up a special Map Warper instance at http://maps.nypl.org/relief/maps has a number of public domain maps that you can warp. Please come along and rectify these maps. OSM volunteers will then trace over the top and add these onto the map.
Added the ability to make your uploaded maps private in the Map Warper – only you will be able to see and edit these maps, they won’t show up on the lists.
You can also delete maps too.
Access to both these features are via the map’s edit tab.
Other bit of news is that I’ve disabled anonymous uploads, so sign up if you haven’t already.
You can paste the KML url into the search box, and hit the button.
I’d like to announce the release of the new Map Warper. It’s an online map rectifier, based on Rails, and using GDAL, OpenLayers, with OpenStreetMap in mind.
It has some new bells and whistles you may like.
- Search for maps.
- Users & “MyMaps”.
- Image cropping.
- Calculation of RMS errors.
- Export in different formats.
- Activity feeds.
I’ve imported all the previous maps so if you used the previous app on wrp.geothings.net, don’t worry, your maps and WMS will still work. If you want to work on them some more, then you may need to warp them again.
You don’t have to make an account to use it, but if you do, you get to track your maps, activities and shortly, be able to make your maps “private”.
Couple of caveats, it will resize oversize images (over 1500×1500) to make processing quicker and as before, it’s beta so there may be a few kinks but they should be ironed out quickly, so please tell me of them, ta.
It is still open source and is available at: http://svn2.geothings.net/mapwarper/ or a slightly older snapshot on github if you would like to grab a copy.