Revolution #6: Boundaries and Why They Matter

Today’s revolution focuses on an upcoming project at GeoQuery, the GeoBoundaries team, and dives into why administrative divisions aren’t boring and actually matter! Every place in the world has some sort of administrative hierarchy. I live in the 23236 zip code, which is located in Chesterfield County, in the state of Virginia, within the United […]

Revolution #5: The Pain of Projections

Projections in geographic nomenclature are the selected set of methods one uses to take things that exist on a 3D object (i.e., “The Earth”), and presents them on a 2D space (i.e., “Every satellite image ever taken”). ¬†They are the bane of introductory courses, and computationally can be a beast to get right. Take, for […]

Revolution #4: Architecture

This Friday’s revolution is to go into a bit of depth on our system architecture. For the record – I am not, at all, a system architect. GeoQuery is built to, ultimately, provide a user with geospatial data aggregated to arbitrary boundaries. ¬†While our public tool currently only enables pre-selected boundary files, behind the scenes […]