The Seventh day of XYMas…PostGIS

You knew this was coming….which I should have put this in the SQL post but I really felt like it needed it’s own short article. I was introduced to PostGIS about 6 years ago. It took me about a year to wrap my head around it. When I started using it my...

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...

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...