I am in the middle of a system wide upgrade so currently the wiki does not look like I want it to! I am going to install Wordpress and I will try to create a common theme for both of them.
Corvallis open source meeting notes
Short Term Memory
09-Aug-13 Blogging software comparison is here: blog
07-Aug-13 Fleet management
25-Jun-2013 I have taken the next steps in creating PostGIS data warehouses now for both Alsea Geo and GEO-CEG. Now I am looking for a tidy way to track the metadata about the data I am busily loading into the warehouses.
Geonetwork looks like it might fit the bill.
Where roads meet
14-Jun-2013 Finding Intersections with Python It's working now. Some code fragments here for you.
13-Jun-2013 Notes and thoughts on my Nexus 7 android tablet.
07-Jun-13 Friday. Benton county building upload Okay so it's taking longer than I expected. Almost 1 year now.
2013-Jul-29 Q: How do you keep a SAR van alive? Current data, everything working remotely and disconnected from the big Cloud?
http://www.deercreekgis.com/ Zeke Lunder � Chief of Operations Deer Creek Resources 144 Meyers St #140, Chico, CA 95926 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
For GEO-CEG I need to look at alternatives to Google Hangouts and a good [[Calendar] app. And about 30 other things.
21-July-2013 ARRL has a new course for SAR comm. I started the FEMA course and I need to work on it.
20-July-2013 My new BeagleBone Black arrived. Now I have to do something with it. I have some old notes here: ARM processor boards
July-2013 ANT wireless is interesting at the moment since I bought a couple add-ons for my Garmin GPSMAP 62SC that send cadence and temperature data to it, and also I have an ANT-based Fitbit. I have a Garmin heart monitor around too.
May-2013 I am interested in 3D Printing now because I got a Replicator 2.
09-Apr-2013 GeoKettle/GeoMondrian look good but Andy suggests looking at GeoMediaPro
14-Mar-2013 Directions Mag webinar on how USFS is using Google Earth http://www.directionsmag.com/images/webinars/Directions_Google_NIFC_Webinar_Slides.pdf firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
06-Feb-2013 Finding Intersections with Python
17-Dec-2012 Ubuntu is out, Linux Mint is in.
27-Oct-2012 Saturday - Ext JS 4
26-Oct-2012 Friday - OpenStreetMap Commercial Conference
This Linux ultrabook looks cool.
Okay so last month I got a 1970 MG Midget, joined the local Corvallis British Car Club, and decided I should have a complete welding and metal working shop at home.
Gearing up mentally for SOTM in Portland tomorrow. I'd rather stay home and work on the new welding shop. I am wiring, insulating, and sheet rocking. I plan on putting metal on top of the sheet rock to stop stray sparks from setting the house on fire.
Funny, I did welding and cutting extensively in my parents' attached garage, never set anything on fire, and they never cared. Now I am very concerned and cautious.
No doubt, my shop should include the ability to use computer aided design software and CNC equipment.
Wouldn't you know, it turns out Linux runs rampant in the CNC world. Today I could this link for CAD software: http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2012/10/best-free-linux-cad-software.html
30-June-2012 Trying to build QT5 from sources but failed
28-June-2012 My Raspberry Pi arrived! Installed QTonPi and fired it up.
17-May-2012 Yet more stuff to look at
GeoKettle Spatial ETL
"GeoKettle is a powerful, metadata-driven Spatial ETL tool dedicated to the integration of different spatial data sources for building and updating geospatial data warehouses."
GeoMondrian SOLAP server
"GeoMondrian is an Open Source Spatial Online Analytical Processing Server, a spatially-enabled version of Pentaho Analysis Services (Mondrian). It has been released under the EPL."
16-May-2012 Migration to new service provider. Hostmonster was throttling my CPU about 1/2 the time. Now on Tektonic.net
2012 The entire year more or less.
03-Jan-2011 Solar map of Benton county
ELOGeo is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes digital material about open geospatial data, software and standards, in order to facilitate the digital preservation and scholarly communication in the open geospatial community.
ESRI ArcMap Extensions: ST-Links SpatialKit for directly connecting to spatial databases without ArcSDE
08-Jul-2011 How I build GDAL for Windows
20-Apr-2011 - Coastal LiDAR
24-Feb-2011 HuPI move
01-Feb-2011 Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch Edition
- Web Maps the way I want them ---> GeoApt Spatial Data Browser --> QGIS
- FoxtrotGPS - Learning OpenStreetMap! Wow, it's fun.
- House gets new doors - 1 down, 7 to go; mmm love that plaster dust
- APRS tracker
- Magnavox 9212 - just got one, now I need to build a cable for it.
- 8track building kernel for C7 + Lilliput DisplayLink monitor
- Yaris#Sound Dampening - ordered materials, arrival Nov 18
Long Term Memory
17 June 2010
The world has been taken over by penguins. It's a much richer world. I was sleeping in a walled garden owned by a miserable witch who tried to fool me into thinking it was a place of wonder.
16-Jan-2010 Alfresco building for Debian 64-bit. 01-Nov-2010 I need to revisit Alfresco, it still seems like a good idea for AlseaGeo.
05 Jan 2010 Low-cost RTK
21-Dec-2009 Debian Live, Walltop
30-Oct-09 GIS on the Macintosh
24-Oct-09 I got a nice new 13" MacBook Pro today, first Mac I have owned since the Mac IICX. She is named Stellar after Stellar's Jay.
24-Jun-09 Another thing to look at .. tools for ArcView http://www.ian-ko.com/
03-Feb-2009 Idea of the day, create an equivalent to openstreetmap for personal weather stations. Or even better, find one that already exists.
30 Jan 09 Now using Google Sitesearch for this site, which integrates quite well with the Mediawiki software.
26 Jan 09 I bought a month worth of T-Mobile data access for $20 from eBay so I am spending some time with the Openmoko Neo FreeRunner that I got last summer. It was fun, but the month ended and the rate went to $157. Ha ha! Good bye data access
20 Jan 09 Doing a bit of Microchip PIC programming.
03 Sept 08 Developing cross-platform GUI applications with Python and QT4: PyQt The longer I work with Python, the more I like it. but QT? Meh.
Feb 17 2008 Streaming media servers
Dec 24 2007 Cool link of the day http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/obop/spo/livecamera.html
Ubuntu on Toshiba Magnia SG20 -- Otter -- I still fire up the SG20 once in a while when I get email requests for help.
Jan 11 2007 - Lots of snow here last night! I am walking to work. I will carry my new radio. The Radio Page
No more paper
Jan 2007-- I just decided I am really tired of filing all the bits of paper that collect in piles around here every year around 'tax time'. Also, I don't want to own a file cabinet anymore. It's heavy and bulky. Continued in No more paper
Jan 2009-- Update. Still don't have a working scanner. The Canoscan FB630 that a friend gave me never worked right. It is now in the junk pile.
Feb 2009 - Got a scanner off the local Craig's List. HP 3970 Works great.
Nov 2010 - I see the scanner every day. It's usually peeking out from a pile of paper.
Google Maps support has been added to this wiki. (2 June 08)
I've been preparing maps for my personal use on trips to Coastal Oregon. 5 maps here so far.
Just one so far. More to come. Oregon Cascades
Sonoma county: Not online right now, maps of the CDS Wireless Network. I plan on putting these static maps into Mapserver any day now...
To learn more than you could want to know about color and shading on maps, visit these sites.
http://www.reliefshading.com/ has articles by Bill Patterson of the National Park Service on producing 2d and 3D maps using natural colors.
http://shadedrelief.com/ has lots of information on shading techniques and very interesting articles about cartographers.
My big project last year, Oregon Solar Highways
GIS Jobs sites listing GIS job openings
New ESRI Services
The FreeGIS site http://www.freegis.org/ has the largest collection of freely available GIS/CGPS software. But the collection is not inclusive because policy prohibits them from listing free but protected commercial software. So for example, Trimble's free mission planning program is not available there.
GISuser has a collection of free tools.
From email: Since 1997, I have implemented sets of Java, Web & Wireless GIS tools. Most of them are free to use. If you are interested, please visit http://www.jshape.com for more information. -- Shiuh-Lin Lee
gvSIG is a tool oriented to manage geographic information. It is characterized by a user-friendly interface, with quick access to the most common raster and vector formats. In the same view it includes local as well as remote data through a WMS or WFS source.
Forestry GIS (fGIS™) is a compact but robust shapefile editing program, digitizer and GIS data query tool for Windows®
GMT = Generic Mapping Tools: http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu/
Commercial server software
Mobile GIS Software
Mobile Geographics mapping and navigation for PDAs (This site is PalmOS oriented)
Elkhorn Slough Wireless Project Spring 2003 CSU Monterey Bay project
I want documentation on every possible available addon and tool for ArcMap!! I suppose the closest thing today is the http://support.esri.com/ knowledge base. I ran across the GPS stuff today in 9.1 ArcInfo.
Fuzzy thoughts -or- Who gets to decide where the shoreline is, and why isn't it fuzzy?
For georeferencing historical maps, can we use a fuzzy confidence overlay to indicate what areas of the map look good spatially and what ones don't?
Using ArcMap as a front end to ArcIMS and/or Mapserver
ArcMap to ArcIMS: Jeroen Ticheler's script MXDtoAXL downloaded from http://arcscripts.esri.com/ -- this works quite well but breaks if version > 9.0 (There is another MXD converter on arcscripts by Mark Andrews. He provides only a snipped of VB and no instructions. Since we are not ArcObjects geniuses, Kevin and I are sticking to Veroen's program.)
Here is the ArcXML Programmer's Reference Guide. To tweak ArcIMS servers and viewers you really need to know ArcXML. It's used for ArcPad configuration too.
Server side vs client side user interfaces for web mapping It's not really a matter of 'versus' rather than 'where do we draw the line?' Some things HAVE to be on the client. Others can be implemented in either place.
For significant work such as editting and updating we still need a desktop app. Web mapping should be used more for display and simple analysis, with a desktop app communicating with central data stores as the model for editting and advanced spatial analysis.
GPS Links I find interesting at the moment:
La Cima ActiveX protocols for Garmin, etc.
Solar CREEK -- "Clean Renewable Energy for Everyone's Kids."
Doing something about the weather data loggers, xml, web sites...
M-audio Microtrack Digital audio recorder
Elkhorn Slough Wireless Project Spring 2003 CSU Monterey Bay project
Web site content management
Reasons I like Mediawiki: It is easy to install. It is easy to customize. It is easy to learn. It is very well supported and has a large user community.
Update. I have been using Mediawiki for over a year now. I have deployed it at work, at home, at my ISP, and for pedalwiki.ihpva.org and solarcreek,org. I like it. I use it for site management, and I document all my work in wikis now. No more lost scraps of paper or random txt files scattered all over creation.
But there are things it does not do well, so I am back looking at Drupal now for ihpva.org main page.
Gallery2 is an image gallery that has been integrated successfully with both Drupal and Mediawiki, which makes it potentially very useful to me.
Speeding up mediawiki
...and slimming it down. When I had my own computer on the Internet I had no constraints. Now I either choose a slow virtual CPU at tektonic.net or a fast but CPU cycle limited server at Hostmonster.com. If I use too many cycles at Hostmonster they cut off access from the outside world for 5 minutes. VERY ugly.
I tried to put caching onto mediawiki that will stop it from being a resource hog. Nothing seemed to help.
Built-in mediawiki caching -- since I am getting kicked out regularly I can assume this one is not good enough for my purposes.
memcached -- cache access to database
eAccelerator (http://eaccelerator.net/) -- precompile php code
squid -- caches html accesses. I read this suggestion on a hostmonster forum. Sean Kelly suggests that Varnish is the way to go.
For a while I was convinced Drupal was the best CMS so I started writing this Beginner's guide for Drupal. I stopped working on it when I quit using Drupal. (Which was almost immediately...) I am leaving the page here because I might revisit it at any moment.
(and that moment is NOW. Brian Wilson 07:03, 13 March 2006 (PST))
I might revisit Zope and Plone instead. The only reason I am interested in plone right now is because of plonemap. The plonemap server seems to be down right now so I can't even research it. (29-Nov-2005) Later for this...
Google pays my phone bill.
If you want to talk to me, click on this button and enter your phone number then Google Voice will phone you. Answer the call and wait while Google Voice phones me and connects our calls together. If you call me from a land line, you won't have to pay for the call. Since Google does not charge me for the service, I don't have to pay either.
My incoming calls 'used to come to me via Gizmo so I didn't have to pay for any phone line to receive calls. I used a VOIP service for outgoing calls for a year or so but find that using Google for outgoing calls works fine too.
Then a couple years ago Google bought Gizmo. As of April 1 2011, Google has shut down Gizmo. I am not very happy about this, but it was a free service so I can't complain too much.
My Google voice number is 541-368-7383.
Anyone that wants to edit in this wiki is welcome to do so, but I have account creation locked due to spammers.Send me a note to get an account. firstname.lastname@example.org