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C# developer by day, Haskell, Python, C++, Scheme developer by night. Wannabe Cocoa programmer... someday.

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awarded  Notable Question
Nov
25
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
20
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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accepted Google Earth alternate tile set
Jan
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awarded  Commentator
Jan
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comment Google Earth alternate tile set
I saw this question: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/2096/…
Jan
21
asked Google Earth alternate tile set
Dec
9
awarded  Precognitive
Oct
28
comment Best practices for visualizing speed
re: color-blindness, see gis.stackexchange.com/questions/2887/colour-blind-cartography
Oct
28
comment Method to generate points in any projection
Wait are you asking (in a different form) for a projection from spherical coordinates to a flat surface and back that preserves length and area? Because I'm pretty sure the answer is no.
Oct
28
comment Method to generate points in any projection
Can you get the inverse projection? It seems like you could use that to preserve your distribution.
Sep
14
comment Mapnik Style Filter on River/Lakes Shapefile attributes (from Natural Earth Data)
Great! I actually just got this working when I went offline: I just opened the .dbf file with emacs and looked at the various English language strings. When I tried <Filter>([ScaleRank] &lt;= 4)</Filter> it works perfectly. But the summary of the columns is excellent. I think I will write multiple filters based on StrokeWeig and FeatureCla to get the look I want at various zoom levels. Thanks.
Sep
14
accepted Mapnik Style Filter on River/Lakes Shapefile attributes (from Natural Earth Data)
Sep
14
comment Rendering custom OpenStreetMaps style (land=white, water=black): do I need a dedicated computer just to do this?
Followup (with some preliminary successful results from naturalearthdata.com): gis.stackexchange.com/questions/1917/…
Sep
14
asked Mapnik Style Filter on River/Lakes Shapefile attributes (from Natural Earth Data)
Sep
10
comment Rendering custom OpenStreetMaps style (land=white, water=black): do I need a dedicated computer just to do this?
Does this have freshwater? (Lakes, resevoirs, rivers?) I can compute my own coastline from the 50m/500m SRTM elevation datasets. Truthfully I was hoping to get rasterized tiles of all water (fresh and salt) together because it would work uniformly in my current (custom) setup. The Cloudmade style I showed is within inches of being perfect, but it's not -- it's not truly black and white (not sure how to fix that) and for some reason there are random labels here and there, which I really don't want and can't figure out how to remove.
Sep
4
comment Rendering custom OpenStreetMaps style (land=white, water=black): do I need a dedicated computer just to do this?
I think it would be pretty cool to get Mapnik set up and throw Planet.osm into it but it sounds like my current computer/hard disk are inadequate. But I will keep it on my list of options. On second thought it may be possible to get someone with Planet.osm already imported into Mapnik to make an OSM dump of just the layers (water/land) I need. I should at least ask on the IRC channel. That could be fruitful.
Sep
4
answered What GIS application can open and use .osm files?
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awarded  Scholar