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bio website cirrusmaps.com
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I work for Atkins as a Principal Geospatial Consultant specialising in the design, development, and implementation of GIS solutions for clients. A core area of responsibility for me is our Open Source development capability and offering based on our CIRRUSmaps platform.


Sep
28
comment How to calculate which zip code is closer to which in USA using C#?
When you say closest by zip code do you actually mean "five closest in the same zip code as the user?" Or do you simply mean the 5 nearest businesses? The distinction will be important in how the query you need is constructed! A ZIP code is an area of multiple addresses so you need more detail if you want the nearest, I.e. You need more specific location information like lat/longs - if you don't have these then you will need to first geocode all your business data.
Sep
28
comment How to calculate which zip code is closer to which in USA using C#?
Do you have the data loaded as spatial objects in the database? What database are you using? In this case whether the zip is valid is almost irrelevant - if you've been supplied the data then you can make the assumption that it is correct/valid! What is important is having the data in a form that you can perform a spatial query.
Jul
18
awarded  Yearling
Feb
6
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
23
comment OpenLayers + GeoServer's WMS — Passing Feature ID into a Variable
This is the "right way" to do it. WMSGetFeatureInfo control was designed for exactly this purpose. By the way you can also create a free marker template in GeoServer to create a custom response from GetFeatureInfo requests if you don't want HTML table or GML - docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/user/tutorials/freemarker.html
Nov
10
answered Formula/ calculation for ESRI map coordinate conversion (meter to decimal degrees)
Nov
7
answered CQL_FILTER not liking '%' wildcards
Nov
7
comment Request data from OpenLayers to a standalone GeoWebCache
I think you are getting confused between geowebcache.xml and geowebcache-core-context.xml. The geowebcache.xml file contains the details GeoWebCache needs to give you the layer options. And geowebcache-core-context.xml allows you to specify the location of a WMS GetCapabilities document so that GeoWebCache can automatically configure layers for you from your WMS.
Nov
7
answered Request data from OpenLayers to a standalone GeoWebCache
Nov
7
answered Using local tiles created in Geowebcache with OpenLayers
Nov
2
comment How to calculate GPS coordinates of one location relative another location?
In what form are your lonA and latA co-ordinates? (Decimal degrees, DMS, etc). What units are your distances p and q?
Oct
16
answered Loading different image service functions to QGIS
Oct
3
answered openlayers: reading polygon attributes
Sep
29
answered How to set Zoom Level based on Overlays in Ordnance Survey Map?
Sep
27
answered open layers: how to acces an event attribute value from WMSGetFeatureInfo
Sep
20
comment Openlayers custom (local) OSM tiles layer with limited extent
Ah, I see what you mean. I have updated my answer to include that use case too.
Sep
20
revised Openlayers custom (local) OSM tiles layer with limited extent
Changed in response to comment from Matej
Sep
20
answered GeoServer SLD - size by scale and color by attribute
Sep
19
comment Is there a way to show a layers feature count in the TOC?
Are you looking to do this for a single layer in your map (that you have the name of), or having it applied to all layers on your map by default?
Sep
19
answered Openlayers custom (local) OSM tiles layer with limited extent