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My Baggage

My Baggage

Posted on 16 Dec 2011 in rib | 7 comments

Over the past few months I’ve been making an effort to drop my Esri baggage. I’m trying to get all Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall on GIS – I want to start feeding my GIS needs on shit I know the provenance of, and perhaps learn how to manage it all myself too. I’d like to think […]

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Brewing Maps with TileMill

Posted on 03 Oct 2011 in rib | 1 comment

The Melbourne Open GIS meetup has been growing for a little while now and last Thursday it was great to see our biggest crowd yet assembled at OpenHub for some beer and banter. As usual it was a good melting pot of folks who share a common interest in maps. After some shoddy technical ramblings […]

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GeoCoder

Posted on 13 Apr 2011 in rib | 0 comments

This post is inspired in part by Eric Wolf’s comments on the recent NoGIS post by Sean Gorman. Whilst I’m not going to pretend to truly appreciate what’s pythonic or not I agree with Eric’s comments and have my own twopence to contribute to the conversation. You may ask: “What qualifies you to talk to […]

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Consultancy Myths

Posted on 04 Jan 2011 in rib | 0 comments

I’ve been quiet for the past few months. Things are hectic and I’m trying to hold down a new job, two small children, a marriage and a drinking habit – what can I say. I recently departed development for management – a big step for me. I feel like I’m lost, waiting to be found […]

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ST_MULTILINESTRING….ESRI Bug?

Posted on 28 Feb 2010 in rib | 0 comments

As a bit of background I’ve been working on a project which delivers a set location translation web services – basically the organisation collect data using a number of methods some of which have a linear aspect. They want to be able to translate between these methods as well as validate that the locations to […]

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