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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.


May
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comment Looking for qml specification
There is a DTD already available. Take any QML file produced by QGis, look at the first line in the file, the DTD location is specified right there.
Feb
2
comment Can someone give the absolute lowdown on the following list of spatial operators
Hi BradHards, thanks for that tip, I already have spatial indexes on the required tables.
Jan
27
accepted Can someone give the absolute lowdown on the following list of spatial operators
Jan
27
revised Can someone give the absolute lowdown on the following list of spatial operators
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Jan
23
comment Can someone give the absolute lowdown on the following list of spatial operators
Ah yes, now I reread that, I understand what you mean.
Jan
21
comment Can someone give the absolute lowdown on the following list of spatial operators
Hi Luke. I did originally try using an MBR, but then realized I can't rotate it. Unfortunately I have to rotate the box to point in the direction of a GPS bearing so it has to be a polygon. Thanks for the suggestion though.
Jan
21
comment Can someone give the absolute lowdown on the following list of spatial operators
Yea, i hear ya there... the world of I.T is full of standards that no one ever seems to honour, thanks for the info I'll go look for a copy of the paper.
Jan
21
comment Can someone give the absolute lowdown on the following list of spatial operators
WOW!! The link is super useful, had a quick scan, going to read it in more detail a little later.
Jan
20
answered How do I create blocks from a road network?
Jan
20
asked Can someone give the absolute lowdown on the following list of spatial operators
Jan
18
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
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awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
18
comment What format is this GPS tracking string?
quite possible, I'm just making an educated guess based on what I see :-) If you re-read the part where I mention the co-ordinates I tried to break them down into decimal minutes, but the values just don't fit correctly.
Dec
17
answered What format is this GPS tracking string?
Dec
17
answered Python Error in QGIS Ubuntu 13.10 while trying to join .csv tables
Jun
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Jun
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Jun
21
revised Have there been any geospatial applications run in OpenStack by non-governmental entities?
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awarded  Critic
Jun
21
answered Have there been any geospatial applications run in OpenStack by non-governmental entities?