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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.

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Apr
17
comment Creating Digital Terrain Model from Digital Elevation Model using ArcGIS for Desktop?
kk will check it out at some point.
Apr
14
comment Creating Digital Terrain Model from Digital Elevation Model using ArcGIS for Desktop?
NO worries, I guess I'm just too used to "comment Nazis" on stack exchange, so if I offended I apollogise, but it often is the case when someone starts picking at my comments edits like this, there doing so just to be a PIA :-) as for flagging, I don't have the ability to do that yet.
Apr
13
comment How to digitize building footprints with orthogonal edges?
Hope you find it as useful as I did :-) If i get time, I'll write up a mini tut on using the other tools too once I master them.
Apr
13
comment Creating Digital Terrain Model from Digital Elevation Model using ArcGIS for Desktop?
As an author of 5 technical books now (soon to be 6), and a regular paid technical blogger and manager helping to run one of the largest .NET online user groups on the internet, I have a very good grasp on English writing, and especially English writing where technical descriptions may be needed, this is my way of giving back to a community that helps/has helped me very often, however if you dont want me to do that then fine, I won't, and if you don't like my edits then as always your free to edit them into something you do approve of, I am however not entering into public discussions about it
Apr
13
comment Creating Digital Terrain Model from Digital Elevation Model using ArcGIS for Desktop?
Hey folks, just hold on a second there.... Everyone seems to be under the impression I asked this question. I did not, the question was poorly worded and in the spirit of stack exchange being what it is, I decided to re-word it so that it read better. Now if folks have a problem with that, message me privately but don't start picking fault with my good intentions in public. As to dof's comment, yea, simply decided to rewrite it to mean the same thing so that it read better than it did originally.
Apr
11
comment How to digitize building footprints with orthogonal edges?
Thanks for helping me think of it ~:-)
Apr
11
comment How to digitize building footprints with orthogonal edges?
Ok, so here's the low down :-) It's took me a week, but I've learned a few things that I didn't know about QGis in that time. I have to say however, that it was your answer that prompted me to start thinking about using the tools in different ways, and even more so exploring tools/plugins that I'd installed but never got round to trying. I now have an answer that I'm going to document myself. Thanks however for giving me the initial push, but ultimately, yes it was a bit too cumbersome.
Apr
6
comment How to digitize building footprints with orthogonal edges?
Thanks, I'll give that a try and see where I go :-)
Jan
19
comment QGIS virtual raster - insufficient permissions
Ok, next thing to check is to select ALL the files in your data set, right click, look at the security and make sure all of them are readable by the user your logged in as.
Jan
19
comment QGIS virtual raster - insufficient permissions
Are you running as an administrator or a regular user? Try running QGis by right clicking on the icon, then use "Run as administrator" see if that makes any difference.
Jan
19
comment String update - only first character gets stored
That XSD definition is potentially your problem. Can you change it? An XSD element definition tells your XML Parser how it should handle the inbound XML tag by the given element name when it is found in any XML data it's dealing with. In your case the maxOccurs="1" and minOccurs="0" should mean that the string appears at most once, but may not be present at all, I have seen some parsers that get that horribly wrong and intemperate it as min 0 chars in length, max 1 char in length. If you can change the max to something like 10, then retest, and if you get 10 chars then you have a dodgy parser.
Jan
19
comment Why does the QGIS Server WMS layer not load in QGIS Desktop?
Hi Anita, first off... you do some sterling work on your blog, keep it up :-) However, the 2 boxes you mention in your post on getting QGis working on Win7 (and I assume the tick your on about here) didn't work for me, in fact they didn't appear to make any difference. In general, there seems to be much more problems running QGis and it's various components on a 64 bit OS than on a 32 bit, so maybe that has something to do with it.
Dec
30
comment Open layer plugin in Qgis 2.6.1 crashes and errors with zoom
In the 64 bit version of Valmiera this solution just gives a pure turquoise background with no map at all.
Jun
23
comment Why do I get these bands on my Height/Dem/Raster
It's worth a try :-) Iv'e also been mucking about with the GDAL .NET/C# bindings. I'm much more at home in managed code :) Will try your idea, and update as/when I have results.
Jun
23
comment Why do I get these bands on my Height/Dem/Raster
Hmmm, exactly what I get too. Just extracted the premade, precut 50 meter tiles from the landform panorama and they line up perfectly, but because there all individual tiles, I'll need to convert and stitch them before there any use, may have to end up using these though, wanted to use gridded heights as I could set my own resolution.
Jun
23
comment Why do I get these bands on my Height/Dem/Raster
PS: can you repeat what you did with yours, but tell me exactly what parameters you entered in your interpolation tool please?
Jun
23
comment Why do I get these bands on my Height/Dem/Raster
YEa, found it myself just a moment ago, downloaded 'release-1600-x64-gdal-mapserver.zip' (Seems to be the only one I could find that had any mention of V2 dev. Page full of downloads, but no logical naming or help as to which ver is which. Anyway, downloaded, into a seperate folder, ran ogr2ogr from there and still no dice, the resulting merged shape, even with the newer version of Ogr2Ogr still creates a banded raster. Personally, given where I am now, I don't think it's the shape file merge. It's either the interpolation tool or the data.
Jun
23
comment Why do I get these bands on my Height/Dem/Raster
How did you get your various versions? The GDAL/OGR2OGR that I'm using are the ones that came bundled with QGis. Also I'm using a 64 bit build, actually I just found all the versions, it'll be easier if I update my question.
Jun
23
comment Why do I get these bands on my Height/Dem/Raster
As well as my previous update, Iv'e even gone through your process manually, doing each shape merge by hand, using exactly the same command line as yourself, but no joy.
Jun
23
comment Why do I get these bands on my Height/Dem/Raster
Addendum to my update above : I do notice, particularly the band that is closest to where I live, does actually coincide with a grid square line, however , manual examination of the data shows no gaps.