Tag Archives: new jersey

Optimize Your Indexes and Selections

I have been working on a project that is driven by a series of functions written in PL/pgsql. The functions look at New Jersey’s land use data over several different time periods and selects out certain areas if they have the … Continue reading

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Using Tableau to visualize land use change

I was home sick on Wednesday, so while I was on the couch I decided to dive into Tableau Public, a free desktop visualization tool. At IERP, we use Tableau for some of our public dashboards. Other than some minor … Continue reading

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Using a TMS in JOSM’s Download Data window

Now that our crowdsourced update to New Jersey’s land use map has had some serious contributions – we’re just shy of 20,000 user-contributed points of new (2007-2012) urbanization – I realized that many of these locations are in need of … Continue reading

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Unmoderated communities aren’t communities.

Without a fear of social repercussions for anti-social behavior, online communities without moderation often devolve into a cesspool. Take for instance InsiderPages, a hybrid yellow pages with reviews. There are countless sites like this out there, all suffering from the … Continue reading

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Changing Landscapes: Final Thoughts

I stuck to this schedule because any project without clearly defined goals and time lines are doomed to mediocrity. You can only exceed expectations if you have them in the first place. Continue reading

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Historic Topographic Maps and Aerials

There is a wealth of GIS data available throughout the state, and that massive amount of data is getting easier to use. Continue reading

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Getting hooked on OpenStreetMap

Cycle routes are managed by a myriad of local and state entities, and considering DOT informed me that they do not keep any GIS records of the bike routes or facilities, OSM seems like a natural repository for volunteers to collect and share cycle route data. Continue reading

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State Planning hasn’t changed all that much…

Encourage development in and around our cities. Preserve areas of environmental importance, such as the Highlands and Pinelands. Plan accordingly for agriculture. Continue reading

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Google’s historic aerials have shuffled dates.

Before Google Earth 5 had come out, I had commented to a few people that the dates for the aerial photos (which used to be displayed in the bottom center of the screen) were way off for New Jersey. The … Continue reading

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ACES begins operating on February 6th

ACES, the express rail service between New York and Atlantic City begins operations on February 6th. NJ Transit is operating the service. The service will actually cross the river into Pennsylvania and get as far south as North Philadelphia before … Continue reading

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