Category Archives: Technology

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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Changing Landscapes: A Million Little Tiles

The New Jersey Land Change Viewer, the online component of the Changing Landscapes research project required the generation of approximately one million map tiles. These tiles needed to be served quickly – the online viewer is meant to make the … Continue reading

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Changing Landscapes: Brainstorming

Back in June, the New Jersey DEP Bureau of GIS released the 2007 Land Use/Land Cover data. The data was released in record time, just slightly over 3 years from the aerial photography date. We felt that we needed to … Continue reading

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ArcGIS available on the iPhone

ESRI has released ArcGIS for iPhone. It’s now available through the App Store. It’s an iPad/iPhone app, so it should work well on both. I just tried it out on my iPhone, and it’s pretty snappy. The data loads quickly … Continue reading

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Projects featured on Rowan’s home page

I’m proud to say that I now have two articles written about my work that have been featured on the Rowan University home page. Most recently, Mapping the Guard (still on the home page) was posted, detailing the great work … Continue reading

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More on Apple’s mishandling of geotagged photos

I claimed that iPhoto was the culprit behind the mangling of the GPS coordinates embedded in my photographs. The problem likely lies in the Core Image library used throughout Mac OS X. Continue reading

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Apple iPhoto rounds GPS coordinates to nearest second

I tested the script out on my Woodstown pictures and was conflicted: I was happy the script was doing what I wanted, but I was very disappointed with the results. Continue reading

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Geotagging a short bike ride

Brought my Blackberry with me on a bike ride around Glassboro and Pitman. I used beGPS One, a Blackberry GPS logging application to record my location every 30 seconds as an NMEA sentence. I then used GPSBabel to covert the … Continue reading

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Equality in Data: Should personal addresses be redacted?

Just because you have a hammer doesn’t mean you’re going to start hitting people with it. Intentionally crippling a web service and reducing accessibility should always be seen as a major step backwards. Continue reading

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Please Rob Me: What’s the big deal?

There’s been a flurry of posts across the web about Please Rob Me, a site that aggregates check-ins on sites like FourSquare, illustrating the fact that we’ve known all along: people are willing to release more information than they realize. … Continue reading

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