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GIS - Human Translation Services

Posted by: Will Cadell in GIS 4 years, 3 months ago

I remember in a previous job, I had to travel 2000kms on two flights to spend three nights in our Alberta head office to, in the end, act as a translator between a forester and a GIS resource. Although there was an ethnic difference, it was clear that the information gap was caused by the differences between those who could speak GIS and those who could not.

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Python Geospatial Development Published

Posted by: Will Cadell in postgis technology open source tools GIS 4 years, 3 months ago

Will Cadell was recently a technical reviewer on the latest edition of Python Geospatial Development.

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ogr2ogr 3D Shapefile Import to PostGIS Tip

Posted by: Will Cadell in postgis GIS ogr2ogr 4 years, 3 months ago

A very quick tip for those scratching their heads over trying to import a 3D shapefile (which doesn't actually have any 3D data, or at least none you care about) into a flat (2D) PostGIS data set and you keep getting a geometry constratint error. 

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SF Geo Meetup Ignite Talk

Posted by: Will Cadell in technology open source tools 4 years, 4 months ago

I recently presented at the San Francisco Geo Meetup. It was during the Google I/O conference and it was great to be able to hook up with a bunch of geo people to talk mapping and geospatial!

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Using Prepared Geometries in Shapely

Posted by: Will Cadell in postgis open source tools code shapely 4 years, 4 months ago

Shapely is a great tool for the geospatial developer.

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