Bonnie Bogle

by Bonnie Bogle

Hundreds of users, contributors, and mappers are converging next month in San Francisco to discuss [OpenStreetMap](http://www.openstreetmap.org/), the free and editable map of the world often called the “Wikipedia of maps.” More than 1 million people have signed up to contribute to OpenStreetMap, making it the world’s largest open-source map. Here at [MapBox](http://mapbox.com/) we’re interested in […] more »

by Bonnie Bogle

Next week [200-plus people will meet](http://fedgeoday.com/) in Washington, D.C., to talk about the latest geospatial technologies and how to break down barriers to get new — and open-source — tools into the government. The government is not usually known for being on the cutting edge of technology, though efforts are improving, and this is particularly […] more »

by Bonnie Bogle

In a country where only 9 percent of the population has access to the Internet and more than half never uses a television, it’s critical for journalists and organizations supporting the media to understand how people get news and other information. As part of its efforts to support independent journalism in Afghanistan, [Internews](http://www.internews.org/where-we-work/asia/afghanistan) mapped the […] more »

by Bonnie Bogle

Hundreds of delegates from government, civil society, and business gathered in Brasilia recently for the first [Open Government Partnership meetings](http://www.opengovpartnership.org/Brasilia2012) since the inception of this initiative. Transparency, accountability, and open data as fundamental building blocks of a new, open form of government were the main issues debated. With the advent of these meetings, we took […] more »

by Bonnie Bogle

We recently released [MapBox Streets](http://mapbox.com/tour/#maps), a zoomable web map of the world that’s powered entirely by open data through the [OpenStreetMap](http://www.openstreetmap.org/) project. Our main focus with MapBox Streets was to provide a beautiful street map alternative to the ones normally seen online, primarily Google Maps, and to make it incredibly easy for people to start […] more »

by Bonnie Bogle

[TileMill](http://mapbox.com/tilemill), the free and open-source design studio for creating beautiful web maps, is now available for [download on Windows](http://mapbox.com/tilemill/#windows/). With the latest release, the map-making tool is fully operational on the three leading operating systems: Windows, Mac, and Linux. With Windows still dominating the marketplace, this is a huge development that will open the door […] more »

by Bonnie Bogle

For this week’s [climate meetings in Durban](http://www.cop17-cmp7durban.com/), the World Bank [released a series of maps](http://climate4development.worldbank.org/) showing the predicted impact of climate change on the world between now and 2100. The data is dismal. If climate change continues unmitigated as it has for the past century, temperatures around the world will increase 5 degrees Celsius (9 […] more »

by Bonnie Bogle

Until recently if you wanted to create a fast interactive map to use on your website you had two main options – design it in Flash, or use Google. With the prevalence of mobile devices, for many users Flash isn’t an option, leaving Google and a few competitors (like Bing). But we are developing open […] more »

by Bonnie Bogle

The Department of Education (ED) recently launched [Maps.ed.gov/Broadband](http://maps.ed.gov/broadband/) an interactive map that shows schools and their proximity to broadband Internet access speeds across the country. This is an important story for ED, an agency that has a stated goal that all students and teachers have access to a sufficient infrastructure for learning — which nowadays […] more »