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bio website mammothmapping.com
location Perth, Australia
age 40
visits member for 4 years, 1 month
seen Apr 7 at 13:33

Sometimes I run Mammoth Mapping, a small GIS consulting and map publishing business located in the wilds of the Yukon. Right now I mostly work as a full-time spatial DBA in Perth, Australia.


Jun
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awarded  Taxonomist
Dec
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awarded  Guru
Sep
14
awarded  Yearling
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Apr
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comment Is it easy to digitize in ArcGIS using the Wacom tablet?
Ours is a smaller one, the total size of the tablet is around A4 and the usable space on it, ie. the digitizing space, is probably closer to A5. It has been fine for our heads-up digitizing needs, we haven't needed any bigger.
Apr
15
comment Which spatial DBMS should I select?
Agreed! Thanks for setting me straight. Glad to learn a reliable way to do this without a spatial DB.
Apr
15
comment Which spatial DBMS should I select?
Note that the question was seeking the nearest place, not necessarily calculating precise distance... for some use cases, euclidean will return the same result with less effort. I like your suggestion of using haversine though, I learn something new every day.
Apr
14
answered Which spatial DBMS should I select?
Apr
2
answered What are these Google Maps glowing spots?
Mar
8
accepted How often are MapQuest tiles updated with new OSM data?
Mar
8
comment How often are MapQuest tiles updated with new OSM data?
Thanks Mapperz... that link came up in my Google searchings this morning but wasn't working at that time. Every 15 minutes is beyond my expectations, that's one heck of a churn for a global tileset. Cheers
Mar
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asked How often are MapQuest tiles updated with new OSM data?
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
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comment What are the benefits of RGBI Geotiffs vs ECW format?
Thanks Fezter. Does anyone have any specific information on the I band in RGBI - how is it useful? This is really what I need to know to decide whether it's worth taking up 270GB on the server.
Sep
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asked What are the benefits of RGBI Geotiffs vs ECW format?
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Scholar
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awarded  Commentator
Sep
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accepted Problem reprojecting annotation in ArcGIS 10