The Second Day of XYMas….GDAL

So going back to the college kids and the “OMG I gotta learn python”. It actually it helps if you do learn python. It will help your career and it’s always nice to know how to program in something…. BUT I will submit on this the second day of...

Know your data: e00 Files

Occasionally you’ll meet an e00 file.  Occasionally. It happens so infrequently you’ll probably see more eclipses than you’ll run into data in that format.You might see a bigfoot before you’ll see a e00 file. I saw one. Not a bigfoot but an e00...
FOSS4GNA 2019 – The Short Review

FOSS4GNA 2019 – The Short Review

I tend to spend probably more effort than I should telling people “Go to a FOSS4G Meeting”. I made my……(think..think… 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) fifth North American Event. Six if you count Boston – but that was...
PostgreSQL Hack

PostgreSQL Hack

Many of you will look and go “OMG – Randy has a new hack for a database”. No – Randy is a hack at databases. So about 4 or 5 years ago I was dropped into the idea of databases. I was working a job several thousands miles to the south and life...

FOSS4GNA 2018

I love a good road trip. FOSS4GNA was in St Louis Missouri this year. Close enough for me to get in the car and tune out for 5 to 6 hours. First thing on the Agenda – QGIS.  I did the 4 hour “Intro to QGIS” for about 60 something people. You had...

Building a Mbtile for Fulcrum

I like watching MapBox.  A few years ago, they developed an mbtile format. You can stick imagery into an sqlite database and use it in several applications – in my case I use it in Fulcrum. It seems like (at least for me) the mbtiles raster excitement turned...