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Google earth and WMS

A year ago, my sister gave me an awesome present. A big set of small card-sized photos with a set of the highest mountains of Catalunya. The idea is to write on the back when and with whom I “climbed” that mountain.

Last Easter I was planning which closer hikes could I do during the holidays, so I can start filling each card (feels like gotta climb em’ all). It was difficult to know each mountain location from the cards, I fired Google Earth for Linux and started creating points.

It was very easy with the famous ones, since Google Earth finds them directly (Pedraforca, Pica d’estats, etc..), but more obscure ones are a no-no. So I needed extra support to map them.

Mountain Cards

Mountain Cards

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DBPedia Daily Map

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I am pleased to announce the DBPedia Places map. Since I wrote my master thesis about vague places I wanted to do something like this. The vague-places generator was one of the outputs of such work, but I felt the need to see DBpedia points on a map, changing every day.

The final result can be poked at the dbpediamap.tk, this post is an overview of how this small project works.

As a quick taste, here’s a screenshot showing a dataset presented on the website:

DBpedia viewer USA

DBpedia viewer USA

Explain me a little bit more

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Europe DbPedia 2017

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I was kind of bored while doing some work, and just past week we were discussing with a colleague about my vague-places project.

This project was forgotten in time, but today I’ve blown the dust away, recovered it, and updated the Europe DbPedia map.

Image overview

Most of you won’t be interested in the full story. So here, see a set of results. If something picks your interest (like, why Portugal has almost no points) just keep reading 😀

Keep Reading

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SLD in HTML and SVG

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A standard way to style any OGC layer is using SLD. Styled Layer Descriptors.

The Styled Layer Descriptors are a simple (and standard) way to style your web maps. But when you style you also want to generate a nice legend for it.

I recently found myself with the situation of reworking a website styling code. Instead of writing it from scratch we used existing pieces to cleanly fill our webapp divs with the correct legend.

Let’s style!

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Retrieve KML links

kmlhell

On my previous post I worked with a kml that was splitted in various networked kmz files. This was particularly annoying given that I had to track the files in my computer.

I am ashamed, this should have been automatized! And since a friend prepared a nice script for it, here it is.

get my kmls

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KML to DXF (hell)

kmlhell

The time goes by and I don’t have enough personal space to write in this blog. It is crazy how life changes and how many things are thrown at you.

That being said, recently I helped a friend with some format problems, and I thought it was a perfect excuse to prepare a new blog post.

come get some

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