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Whats to say... well I'm a geek, I've always been a geek and I'll always be a geek.

I love writing software and tinkering with computer related stuff in general.

I run my own I.T consultancy company called "Digital Solutions Computer Software UK", I'm a Pluralsight author and the UK & Europe group manager for Lidnug (One of the largest .NET related user groups on the Linked-In network)

I'm a Microsoft Community Leader, presenter & lecturer of development related topics, oh and a Write a few computer books here and there for things like the Syncfusion Succinctly range.

I work across Linux, Unix, Windows and use lots of different languages in order to ply my trade, I've been working in I.T now for the best part of 30 years and will probably be here for at least another 30.


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comment Looking for qml specification
Yea that was my worry, that said it's really not that complex, a weekends detective work and you should be able to figure the structure out yourself quite easily.
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comment Looking for qml specification
Yes I have. I wrote a small .NET application to extract the style information used in a QGis project and import it into a web based control system used in-house for one of my clients, so their web maps looked the same as the projects their GIS team where using.
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comment Looking for qml specification
As for the DTD on the contrary, it's very useful : xmlfiles.com/dtd a correctly formed DTD will tell you what you can and cannot put in an XML file created using it, in most cases when using a good editor it will also tell you the data type and (In the case of visual studio) will even give intellisense to show the compound types under a tag. All that leaves you to do is a little bit of research as to what the tags and attributes hold, which in most cases is fairly self explanatory. Iv'e done it loads of times with different XML files.
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comment Looking for qml specification
Again, please read the last paragraph in my reply for your answer :-)
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comment Looking for qml specification
Please read the last paragraph in my reply, starting : 'There's even a DTD.....' the DTD in question is embeded in the first line of the XML file, in XML file terms the DTD IS the specification.
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comment improve Google map loading time?
Same here, I just tried it, and loads ok for me. However far short of using a cache of some sort then any load speed is going to be down to how busy your link to Google is. You might want to consider running on a server with 2 interface cards and 2 interdependent IP's, have your web server bound to one, then route all your other private traffic over the second.
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comment What is the best way to join lots of small polygons to form a larger polygon?
I didn't know about 'SnapTo' I'll give that a try :-) Tks. Unfortunately, no, not using PG 2 just yet, upgrade is in the pipeline though.
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comment What is the best way to join lots of small polygons to form a larger polygon?
Sorry for the confusion: What I meant by my description was one larger polygon created from the smaller ones, I realise that depending on context 'Outer Ring' may mean different things to different folks, my intention was to describe a single polygon created from the boundary present around each polygon group.
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