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bio website elegantdesigns.ca
location Fredericton, Canada
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GIS, Transportation, Civil Engineer in New Brunswick Canada. I'm interested in using FOSS, python, QGIS, PostGIS, GRASS, and QT to develop open source engineering applications

Sep
23
comment How to locate 'symbols' by means of grid cells in MapInfo?
Add to what @underdark said, Detail your question as much as you can.
Sep
13
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
13
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
13
comment Buffers of public transportation transit times
I wonder how'd you make out with this problem?
Sep
13
comment Vehicle travel data for the USA
I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you. Did you find the data you were looking for?
Aug
31
comment Using Natural Earth Dataset As WMS
@kitex Although the questions are related; they are not unique in scope. The third question has been discussed on this stack exchange. The first question is a discussion of its own. The idea is that you have one question per post so you'll have one answer per post. Having 3 different questions in the same post, you will not be able to accept 3 answers.
Aug
27
comment Looking for the best data source for a geocoding database for Canada
Highway data is done provincially to a federal standard. The provincial transportation agencies map out their network each year or two, depending on scope, equipment, timing, etc. They also create a future road network db projecting next year's network. The municipalities go through the same exercise. This data is aggregated by the Feds to produce the NRN. The highway network is accurate to a year and fairly reliable. The difference between CAN and the US is that Canadian data is NOT free & could cost you lots to get the full GIS/zip/Census/POI data set on the block or dissemination area level
Aug
26
comment Formatting Dates in QGIS labels
@artwork21 - Thanks, I will delete my answer shortly.
Aug
26
revised Formatting Dates in QGIS labels
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Aug
26
answered Formatting Dates in QGIS labels
Aug
24
comment Help choosing a suitable routing engine
First, I would suggest to Look at urbansim an opensource land use model. As for your routing question, If this is planning application, then I would suggest looking at software like TransCAD, CUBE, PLANAR, or EMME/2 first for functionality and user interface. They usually give out 1 hour or 2 hour demo cds of their software (software you can run for an hour or two to get a feel for it). If you want to build something for online use or desktop use, then look at pgRouting; however, from experience, sometimes, it's not as easy as how the workshop/tutorial portrays it.
Aug
21
comment Vehicle travel data for the USA
I haven't worked with NHTS in 8 years or so. I'll check for you at the office on Monday and see if I can track down older projects
Aug
21
comment Vehicle travel data for the USA
I also have a lot more resources than this. Start up here, if that doesn't get you anywhere, comment on this with what you're missing and I shall see what I can do
Aug
21
answered Vehicle travel data for the USA
Aug
21
comment Vehicle travel data for the USA
Are you looking for AADT or hourly data and in how many vehicle class bins? Also historical or live?
Aug
18
accepted Database design: road topology in GIS
Aug
16
awarded  Talkative
Aug
14
comment How to build effective heat-maps?
Thanks for the detailed explanation. Do you think you can take a sample data set, follow your instructions and give us a sample graphical output?
Aug
12
comment How to convert between KML and Esri's shapefile (SHP) format?
@dkroy - except for double stereo formats
Aug
11
comment How to use geoserver to display data on hosted website
If you have the time and chance, consider going through the tutorial they provide and workshop