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With a background in physics, I spent a number of years working in France and the UK in the web software field, mostly for commercial software companies. In 2011, I moved to Alaska and directed my interest towards Earth Science. My specialty is remote sensing of landscape processes in the circumpolar north, in particular wildfires. I like to use Python when I can, but will work in R, Matlab, NCL, IDL, or on occasion Fortran or C and have written a number of web-based and command-line applications that require tools such as Django, PHP, Perl, shell scripting and SQL, and of course HTML, CSS and JavaScript. I believe science needs to be reproducible and am enthusiastic about the technologies that enable this, in particular iPython notebooks and Sweave in R. Outside science, I am fond of linguistics, i18n, Unicode and all that.


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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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reviewed Reviewed How can I symbolize a layer with graduated colors by a date/time field?
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reviewed No Action Needed Automatic matching of two street networks
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comment Is there a programmatic way to retrieve Landsat 8 Satellite Images?
After some exploration, I'm seconding this suggestion. It seems you can use the EE URLs if you manage to send authentication with your request, but that alternative would be hackish.
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comment GDAL loads in Python, but not IPython (Linux)
Ho-hum. I use iPython and gdal together all the time. This seems quite a hackish solution. I'd not consider this anywhere near final, even if it rigs it up for you so that it works. Is iPython's SQLite version newer or older than the one you need to import?
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revised Why do people pronounce GDAL (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library) like goo-dal?
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answered How do I convert the LST values on the MODIS LST Image to degree celsius
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revised Coordinates misplaced in openlayers
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reviewed Reviewed Coordinates misplaced in openlayers
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suggested suggested edit on Coordinates misplaced in openlayers
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answered What is the best tool to measure latitude the most accurately?
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comment How to extract subdataset from HDF raster?
I'm just noticing that you're the author of a whole series of incrementally related questions. I suggest you install iPython and use it with the --pylab option to explore your data interactively. TAB-completion is very useful, and iPython implements Python's introspection options very well.
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answered How to extract subdataset from HDF raster?
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