Thursday, February 26, 2009


I've started to post at the new blog location.

My apologies for any inconveniences. This site will remain up for the timebeing, and I don't have any plans to delete it.

Monday, February 23, 2009

What is Twitter?

I'm not quite sure what twitter is, but I signed up for it, because everyone is doing it.

I don't really say anything useful, but for those who have read the entries on this blog, you already knew this. Anyway, I'm always interested in what people have to say about the spatial world (is that redundant?) in 140 characters or less.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

For the Skiers

Being from Colorado originally, I always get asked if I ski. Well, yes and no. I used to downhill ski, but before I left I tried and really enjoyed cross country skiing. Either way, I still find these interactive maps pretty cool.

*Can't seem to get anything but the Park City map to load. Probably a conspiracy by Utah to steal Colorado's glory, but maybe you'll have more luck :).

Friday, February 13, 2009

Speaking of software...

That never changes its interface.

Just received an announcement from Clark Labs. They just released the latest incarnation of IDRISI software called Taiga. If you are looking for a low cost Image processing software, or raster based GIS, this should be one that you look at.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More APIs

So, when will we see the first Google Maps/New York Times Article mashup?

GIS Jobs and Blog News

While I hope that you are not one of the thousands/tens of thousands of people that have lost their job in the last year, I thought I would post this on here. It's hard to tell what it is really like in the U.S. being in Australia, and Darwin for that matter (which, cross fingers, doesn't seem to be hit too hard at the moment). If you are one of the unfortunate few, or perhaps wanting to find another job, this might interest you.

There are a handful of GIS specific job websites out there, but I think the best one is actually a general job site called You can search for all the U.S. or by location. The feature I like best about it is that you can subscribe to a search and get updated automatically in your favorite reader (e.g. google reader).


On a different note. I've decided to revamp the blog and tutorials section by migrating over to my main web site. I've been neglecting that site quite a bit, and it really just became a testing ground for web projects and learning projects. And I'll face it, I'm a bit of a google fan'person' and they made it really easy to blog and create webpages without having to set up html and css and the like. On the other hand I don't want to be dependent on google (for example they are getting rid of google pages), and they don't make it easy to get my work back. I think it will be better to have everything on one site, though. Luckily I set up the feeds for this blog through feedburner and hopefully I can just switch the rss over and anyone subscribed won't notice a difference.