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enough about me, let's talk about you

I am a dev advocate at Red Hat's OpenShift. I have been a dev advocate at deCarta, LinkedIn and ESRI.

I know some stuff about Java, Spatial Stuff, databases, and general code problem



Jun
25
comment How can I convert an excel file with x, y columns to a shapefile?
If you don't mind using Java you could use the POI project to rip apart the excel files and then use GeoTools to write the new shapefile
Feb
7
comment What reliable GeoCoding service would you recommend me?
I don't know of any COMMERCIAL service that will let you do that. All of the charge by transaction and storing the values would basically undercut their revenue model
Sep
14
comment GeoServer clustering with shared data directory
If you think I answered it please mark this as answered. Thanks
Mar
20
comment PostGIS Manager Load Error
Is it installed on your machine. Somehow you have to point the PostGIS tools to the binary. The error is saying, that whatever called shp2pgsql is not some place the program can find it.
Jul
20
comment Finding the distance between points along a river (Linear referencing)
What software platform are you using?
Jan
6
comment How To Convert A Set of ARC/Info ASCII .e00, .e01, .e02, etc Files Into .shp Files
the other files should automagically get picked up as they are the continuation of the first file - think of it as a multipart zip file (loosely analogous)
Aug
14
comment Open source methods for kriging?
I think syntax wise it is one of the easier languages to learn. What is an example of a statistical language that is easy to learn from the command line. I think people complain because it is not Excel.
Aug
6
comment How to emulate Google Maps driving directions using pgRouting?
There are other routing services available on the web - are you interested in those or do you really want to spin your own?
Aug
6
comment flex/AIR based SLD generator?
Tim, is that part of the new OpenGeo community edition or should I mention that as well.
Jul
23
comment What is the current Web Mercator projection code?
You should retitle this to What is the current Mercator Projection code for Google and Bing
Jul
23
comment How to connect to PostGIS database from ArcMap?
Version 3 will be open source. The only issue with it right now is that it does not management through ArcCatalog - meaning you need to use PgAdmin or SQL to admin your DB. Other than that you are good
Jul
23
comment Good conferences for Spatial/GIS developers
You could always fly me down to attend
Jul
23
comment What embeddable web-based maps exist?
OpenLayers does not have it's own maps - it only allows the embedding of other mapping services. It is a great tool but you still need a mapping server underneath it.
Jul
23
comment Is there any way I can use a Key-Value store for geospatial data?
Yes, they both do, and SimpleGeo is building a spatial extension to Cassandra. I haven't heard anything in Voldemort or MemCache
Jul
22
comment What are some Free and Open Source GIS Desktop packages
I am trying to seed the Stackexchange with some typical questions. I already know the answers but I wanted to make sure we got this covered.