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May
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comment Standard for geospatial CSV with either lat/lon or region encoding
Yeah, my intention is very much requiring EPSG:4326 for all. The great majority of CSVs seem to use that anyway.
May
4
comment Standard for geospatial CSV with either lat/lon or region encoding
Projected coordinates are definitely forbidden, if that's what you mean. (And yes, currently some datasets are in UTM etc, and yes, they're a pain.)
May
4
comment Standard for geospatial CSV with either lat/lon or region encoding
I'm proposing to explicitly label the columns lat/lon or postcode - not guessing by contents. Can you elaborate on the MGA/Lamberts problem? Does saying "EPSG:4326" make it go away? :)
May
4
revised Standard for geospatial CSV with either lat/lon or region encoding
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May
4
comment Alternatives to GeoRSS for time-sensitive point data
Also - thanks, I didn't know about simple. It doesn't seem to be totally complete though - which fields are required? Seems moderately weird that GeoRSS simple isn't necessarily RSS or GML.
May
4
comment Alternatives to GeoRSS for time-sensitive point data
"human should be reading this anyway" - in practice, open data tends to be seen by a lot of people when they're exploring datasets, assessing how easy it is to integrate the data etc. Developers seem to be much more enthusiastic about JSON based data than XML.
May
4
asked Standard for geospatial CSV with either lat/lon or region encoding
May
2
asked Alternatives to GeoRSS for time-sensitive point data
May
2
answered Which data formats are best for Open Data distribution?
Apr
29
comment Suppress verbose output when something goes wrong with ogr2ogr
Not sure what you mean. A script that runs ogr2ogr can't anticipate every cause of failure. The issue that inspired this question is a script that loads 15 different files. If one fails, it produces all this spammy output that pushes the actual error message off the top of the screen.
Apr
26
comment Suppress verbose output when something goes wrong with ogr2ogr
Well, you're certainly very welcome to your opinion :) Even if you in general want to see this very verbose output, perhaps you'd agree that there are times when you'd like to suppress it with an argument or an environment variable?
Apr
26
comment Suppress verbose output when something goes wrong with ogr2ogr
Ok, point taken. IMHO though, this kind of output is very spammy and should be reserved for an explicit request to list drivers.
Apr
26
comment Suppress verbose output when something goes wrong with ogr2ogr
Oh, just skipping the list. It's never relevant. It sort if implies that the problem is you're opening some super obscure that GDAL doesn't support, whereas the actual problem is always something wrong with the file, or the PostGIS connection or whatever.
Apr
26
asked Suppress verbose output when something goes wrong with ogr2ogr
Apr
19
answered How to contact author of CartoDB map?
Apr
18
comment Store GPS trace with timestamps, then interpolate location by time
Sure, but this particular video format doesn't.
Apr
18
comment How to contact author of CartoDB map?
To answer the question (since I can't actually create an answer), it looks like the only way is to place a comment at the bottom of a map, using the Disqus comment feature. It's not clear how or if the author is notified of the comment.
Apr
18
awarded  Inquisitive
Apr
17
comment How to contact author of CartoDB map?
Seems like a reasonable question to me: "Is there a way to contact the author of a CartoDB map"?
Apr
17
asked What worldwide raster basemaps does MapBox provide, and how much do they cost to use?