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Category Archives: Technology
Last week, I gave a 30 minute talk on “Doing More with SQL” at MAC URISA 2014. The slides from the talk are available below:
Yesterday, I mentioned that I discovered ArcGIS’s inconsistent handling of spaces within text fields. Today, I tested to see how ArcGIS handles NULLs, Empty Strings and Spaces within its native file formats.
So, a recent post on Reddit highlighted a Mitch Hedberg joke. “La Quinta” is Spanish for “next to Denny’s.” Thinking about this, I realized we could use GIS to find the number of La Quintas that are next to Denny’s. … Continue reading
I just submitted a problem to the OpenGeo support forum regarding an unusual bug I’ve discovered in GeoServer. Multipart polygon geometries are producing “unintentional art” when rendered through GeoServer. Several GIS data sets that have been brought into PostGIS using … Continue reading
While not as hard hit as the towns near Seaside Heights, Ocean City felt the effects of Sandy and is still in the process of cleanup. Back in July, I took a Gigapan photo of the Ocean City beach from … Continue reading
As Hurricane Sandy is about to make landfall somewhere in NJ or DE, keep safe and dry. Move to a safe location and stay there. Don’t attempt to travel after dusk due to reduced visibility and the intensifying storm. Once … Continue reading
I was recently asked by a friend if I knew of an ArcGIS-friendly data set representing the highway interchanges within New Jersey. I knew the information was already available in OpenStreetMap, but how could I quickly pull just the highway … Continue reading
This Thursday, May 10th, I will be attending the final public meeting to discuss the draft New Jersey Statewide Bicycle Map and Resource Guide. I attended the first meeting at Cumberland County College, but will be again providing comments at … Continue reading
Fellow Rutgers grad Jim Barry shared with me a link to a press release on the RULost iPhone app. While I was initially excited to see Rutgers come out with an app to aid students in navigating the huge New … Continue reading
OIT has made the 1974 statewide aerial photography available via their WMS service. WMS: http://njwebmap.state.nj.us/njimagery Civil Solutions was the contractor that assembled the source imagery and prepared the seamless dataset for OIT. What I find amazing about the data is … Continue reading