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GIS Day @ KU
I have organised an introductory day of events for lower sixth students this week (Friday 29 June), aimed at providing taster practical sessions on GIS, as well as trying to logically link together schools (and subjects), universities (and degree choices) and GIS professionals (and jobs)....

posted on: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Luton Airport has a long and rich heritage in the development of flight
OK it doesn't, its just that their live flight arrivals system crashed and produced this rather fun message. I really would be impressed if this departure board was running back in 1899!!

posted on: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 | path: /fun | permanent link to this entry

Fisheye Panoramas
Scott Haefner had an interesting idea in combining a fisheye lens with kite aerial photography to create some 360 panoramas....

posted on: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

It is....
... "supernumerary of fingers or toes". Or simply more than the expected number of fingers/toes. This cropped up as a result of this article. There are some spooky photos on the wikipedia page!!

posted on: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 | path: /fun | permanent link to this entry

What is Polydactyly?
Well its a great word which hit the headlines yesterday.....

posted on: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 | path: /fun | permanent link to this entry

Installing GRASS
In fact installing GRASS isn't that difficult, but for those not having used Linux before it is, on the one hand, intuitive and much better than Windows, whilst on the other, if you don't know how to do it, it won't work!...

posted on: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Ubuntu and GRASS
I have played around with various Linux distros over the years (and remember installing BeOS at one point!)...

posted on: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Zoom to Selected
"Zoom to Selected" is a handy ArcMap tool. Once you select a feature, just click on this item in the Selection menu and it fills the data view with the items currently selected....

posted on: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

BlackBoard: when submitting a file is..... crap
I use the "Assignment" feature on BlackBoard extensively for students to submit material. Not only is there no "physical" copy to print, submit, collect, mark and return, but the student can submit from home and I can collect them from home....

posted on: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 | path: /teaching | permanent link to this entry