Custom projections using spatialreference.org and gdal

Every now and then I get the urge to define my own projection. Usually, I sit down for a while, hit my head on the wall, and the urge passes. For a few years I have worked with the Lake Erie and Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity on various projects. Now we are getting deep into region-wide data collection, and so I decided to define an … Continue reading Custom projections using spatialreference.org and gdal

Independence– Free as in Freedom, part II

A friend of mine read my first post “Independence– Free as in Freedom” and said this: “awesome blog and great post. did jack respond?” My response: “Nooo.  I think I’m unknown in the ESRI world ….  But it was a heartfelt post.  I think Jack has changed the world, but recognize it has changed him.  I’m pulling for that organization to radically re-invent itself.  The … Continue reading Independence– Free as in Freedom, part II

Independence– Free as in Freedom

I recently gave a talk on a really interesting project I’m working on, and in the process of talking to a non-technical crowd introduced Open Source using some of my favorite (borrowed) phrases, i.e. “Free not as in free beer, but free as in freedom, free as in ‘free puppy’”, which resulting in a surprisingly satisfying chuckle from the audience. What’s great about the project … Continue reading Independence– Free as in Freedom