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

Kisumu City

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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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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The Mystery that is the Standard Gauge Railway .

If you have not heard about the standard gauge railway and you are a Kenyan, Please go back to that hole that you were hiding in. Well despite all the negative news about the tendering process that has engulfed Kenya’s desire not desire but Need to have a standard gauge railway, It is a good … Continue reading

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Jobs boom in Kisumu county due to influx of cash for projects

By DENNIS ONYANGO adapted from KISUMU, KENYA: The ongoing multi-million shilling projects in Kisumu County have seen a number of unemployed youth gain meaningful sources of income.Heightened property development has attracted stone masons and transporters of building materials who have pitched camp next to Kondele Police Station to exploit the opportunity. The increased fortunes have … Continue reading

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DO WE WANT VISION 2030? IF YES, LET US URBANIZE

   Kenya’s vision 2030, in my opinion will remain a sitting or rather lame duck, if we keep  doing business as  usual. Like other developing countries in the global south we are faced with problems of unemployment, high population growth rate, food insecurity and also high income inequality not forgetting our pathetic excuse of democracy … Continue reading

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FIVE REASONS WHY KISUMU CITY’S FUTURE IS BRIGHT

   Having been a Kisumu resident for quite some time, never have I seen Kisumu doing better development-wise than the last couple of years. The magic number is 2008 when the expansion of the then Kisumu airport to an international airport gained pace. The Chinese came to town and started the job sometime in 2009 … Continue reading

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GUERILLA URBANISM IN KISUMU: OILE MARKET

Guerilla urbanism denotes unsanctioned urban planning and design interventions that are done by individuals in a particular urban space, as a result there is always conflict between the actors/implementers and the respective local government under whose jurisdiction that space lies. Oile market to me is the most successful Guerilla urbanism coup that has ever happened … Continue reading

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: WHY DO WE ALWAYS SCORE AN E

 Kenya is synonymous with poor disaster response and management that we need no rocket science to prove .Someone needs to take responsibility you  ,me ,The Cabinet secretary ,The Vice President or even the president himself. Why are we that casual when handling emergencies and managing them when they by bad luck happens. We have never … Continue reading

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