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  • Admin 5:42 pm on August 22, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: , anonymized, appmaker, , , , , MapBox, , MobiHealthNews, ,   

    Open-source mapping company Mapbox acquires passive fitness app-maker Human for its anonymized data – MobiHealthNews 


    MobiHealthNews
    Open-source mapping company Mapbox acquires passive fitness app-maker Human for its anonymized data
    MobiHealthNews
    San Francisco-based Mapbox, an open-source mapping platform, has acquired fitness-tracking app Human, which allows users to track activity all day and aggregates the data anonymously to create information about cities. Human is a passive app with a …

    map app – Google News

     
  • Admin 5:42 pm on August 19, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: acquiring, , , MapBox, , ,   

    Mapbox is acquiring passive fitness tracking app Human – TechCrunch 


    TechCrunch
    Mapbox is acquiring passive fitness tracking app Human
    TechCrunch
    Human's team will join Mapbox and work on Mapbox's mobile SDK and real-time maps. I've covered Human quite a few times over the years. It's a well-designed fitness app that was ahead of the current trends in fitness tracking. Human turned the simple …

    map app – Google News

     
  • Admin 6:49 pm on August 17, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: CloudMade, interactive maps, MapBox, online maps,   

    About Leaflet 

    An Open-Source JavaScript Library for Mobile-Friendly Interactive Maps

    Leaflet, developed by Vladimir Agafonkin and a team of dedicated contributors, is a lightweight yet robust library for interactive maps and is designed with simplicity, performance and usability in mind. It is specifically aimed at being mobile-friendly. It has all the features most developers ever need for online maps. Leaflet can be extended with a very large number of plugins.

    Leaflet began life in 2010 as Web Maps API, a JavaScript library for the CloudMade mapping provider. It was built from scratch but used parts of the old API code.

    Leaflet works well across all major desktop and mobile platforms and takes advantage of JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3 on modern browsers while still being accessible on older browsers. It allows developers without a GIS background to easily display tiled web maps hosted on a public server.

    Leaflet has support for tile layers, markers, popups, polygons and more, as well as user interactions such as mouse scroll-wheel zoom on the desktop and multi-touch zoom for iOS, Android 4.0 and later, and Windows Phone 8. It can load feature data from GeoJSON files, style it and create interactive layers. This includes markers with popups when clicked. It supports Web Map Service layers, GeoJSON layers, Vector layers and Tile layers.

    Leaflet code can create polygons and interactivity (including mobile touch screens and mouse clicks) on a map. It doesn’t have its own mapping data and a base map layer is needed. While a project tutorial suggests CloudMade since it initially created and open-sourced Leaflet it works with other mapping platforms too. These include MapBox and OpenStreetMap.

    Leaflet is comparable to the proprietary, closed source Google Maps API and Bing Maps API.



     
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