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Geoprocessing on the Client Side with Turf.js

Originally posted on Architecture and Planning:
Geoprocessing has been primarily a desktop activity. Using ArcServer, you can publish geoprocessing services. This takes geoprocessing off the desktop but requires communication between a client and server. I don’t mind you downloading my data and processing it on your desktop, but I really don’t like the idea of you…

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Kisumu’s Fourth Migration

Back in the 1920s when the planning profession was still in its infancy, thesprawl being as a result of the railroad and not the automobile that came to be the dominant causal factor of urban sprawl in cities globallylater, Lewis Mumford predicted how the fourth migration would define the new growth of cities where people … Continue reading

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Spatial Planning for Africa

The talk about the future belonging to Africa may never abate anytime soon from the blog sphere, academia, Bretton woods institutions and other development agencies. There is that unifying voice about Africa being the next growth frontier to not only itself but the rest of the world. Africa has had her problems from being plagued … Continue reading

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Kenya: The MDG report card.

Sometime next year the timeframe of achieving the Millennium development goals will come to a close, a lot has happened since 2000 when the goals were set, countries have had mixed reactions some doing much others less, while others never really got to start doing anything. This week marks a great milestone for my country … Continue reading

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Who will plan Africa’s cities? By Vanessa Watson and Babatunde Agbola

Africa’s cities are growing – and changing – rapidly. Without appropriate planning, they will become increasingly chaotic, inefficient and unsustainable. In many countries, planning legislation dates back to the colonial era. It is ill-equipped to deal with contemporary urban problems. A shortage of urban planning and management professionals trained to respond to urban complexity with … Continue reading

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HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!!

Image Stolen Borrowed from This post is coming straight from outer space,some of the buttons in the spaceship seem to have stuck.The craft is not responding too much red lights and beeper sounds ,that is why I am radioing back to earth.Well this post is about me,not city or spatial planning among the stuff I … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

Nairobi, like a bachelor love-struck not by one woman but two, He is courting modernity while on the side he is still flirting with the past. His heart torn between the two. He knows what he wants, which is a better future with modernity but due to some reasons he just can’t let go of … Continue reading

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Kisumu City

Spatial Planning in the face of Big Data: The Case of Africa

The dawn towards the internet of things is fast approaching. The next big step of the Web and the internet technology in general an era where “things” will have the capabilities of talking to other “things”. With this comes Big Data that is collected from our everyday engagements from our shopping ,to the electricity and … Continue reading

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Beyond Web 2.0 : The Internet Of Things.

It seems like a chapter from a sci-fi book, but it is actually something that majority of us will live to see in our lifetime if we make it to old age, Some may experience the full version while others will see the basic elements of it. Its application in our everyday lives is beyond … Continue reading

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A lost city reveals the grandeur of medieval African civilization.

By Annalee Newitz Some of the world’s greatest cities during the Middle Ages were on the eastern coast of Africa. Their ornate stone domes and soaring walls, made with ocean corals and painted a brilliant white, were wonders to the traders that visited them from Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. They were the superpowers … Continue reading

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