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Make your Server Object Extensions exception friendly

Make your Server Object Extensions exception friendly

Posted on 10 Dec 2009 in shank | 4 comments

I’m working on a project where I’ve applied the following simple design principle: “Don’t use ArcObjects unless you have to” Most of the spatial functionality is delivered via a set of web services and is implemented directly between a custom WCF application server and Oracle (ESRI’s flavour of ST_Geometry). I took this decision for the […]

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Little Saigon – one of life’s little pleasures.

Posted on 22 Nov 2009 in shank | 0 comments

Melbourne is a great city. One of my favourite weekend jobs is to take my son to Little Saigon.  He calls it the Mango Market –  for the past few weeks we’ve been stuffing our faces with mango each time we go there – I never realised there were so many varieties of mango! It’s […]

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Beware, geogeeks to the rescue

Posted on 28 Oct 2009 in shank | 1 comment

DANGER DANGER DANGER – THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GEOPROFANITY FOSS4G 2009. Done. I’m just starting to reflect on where things are since the last time I was at a FOSS4G. Representing Government, Warwick Watkins, Richard Marles and Kate Lundy were asking for help in their quest to modernise and become 2.0 certified – all good governments need […]

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Just when I thought it was safe to come out….

Posted on 17 Aug 2009 in shank | 0 comments

I’m a very basic human being – I still experience a little inner glow of warmth when I discover that the 694 lines of ArcObjects (693 of which were casts) have been replaced by some basic SQL. However just when i thought it was safe to come out…and declare my love for ST_* I’ve hit […]

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Make the database your bitch!

Posted on 12 Aug 2009 in shank | 1 comment

This post begins with a tale, which should go some way towards explaining the title. A couple of years ago when I was working in New Zealand I heard a story, the authenticity of which is unknown although it is still worth recounting.  Warning this story contains a public toilet and mild profanity, if either […]

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