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Residual Relief Separation: DEM Enhancement for Geomorphological Mapping
Hillier, J. and Smith, M.J. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33, 2266-2276. Geomorphologically mapped data form a primary set of observations that can be used to infer former environmental conditions....

posted on: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Introduction to the Journal of Maps Student Edition
Smith, M.J. and Lynch, K. Journal of Maps Student Edition, v2007, 1-10 This editorial introduces material for the launch edition of the Journal of Maps Student Edition....

posted on: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Editorial: summary of activities 2004-2007
Smith, M.J.Journal of Maps, v2007, 368-376 It has been an exciting period of growth at the Journal of Maps (JoM) over the last three years and, as we come to the end of 2007, it seems particularly appropriate to provide a summary of our activities, an outline of our future plans and acknowledge the support from those involved with the journal.

posted on: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

GDAL/OGR 1.5 Released
THe latest version of GDAL/OGR has now been released and is available for download. This is a fairly big upgrade with 29 new and updated raster drivers and 11 new and updated vector drivers. This includes support for BigTIFF, TerraSAR-X, Generic Bbinary, ISIS3, WMS, WFS, GPX, GMT and KML. So well worth a look at. You can also see who uses GDAL in their software. Much to my surpise, ESRI's ArcGIS 9.2 was listed and you can see that they are using GDAL to extend the capabilities of import/export alongside their standard RDO drivers. Have a look at this tech support article.

posted on: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Deeply functional!
I was at the at the GRSG's Annual Conference at the Geological Society in London today. This is one of my favourite conferences as it is low key, has commercial and academic members and brings together a wide variety of inter-disciplinary subjects....

posted on: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

Initial TopSat Data
As part of the availability of TopSat tasking to UK higher education, we had our initial request for three sites in Armenia approved and have just taken delivery of the first of these....

posted on: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

ArcMap Geometry
One of the "exciting new features" in ArcMap 9.2 is vector geomtry. What hifalutin new feature is this I hear you cry?...

posted on: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Peyton and Byrne @ St "Meet me at" Pancras
I met a colleague at St Pancras recently and we decided to grab a quick coffee so headed to the nearest coffee bar which happened to be Peyton and Byrne, "a British Bakery". All I can say is that if this is the state of British bakeries, please o please bring on the French. A luke warm cup of coffee, followed by a rock hard sandwich for my colleague was enough. And to cap it all off, someone walked off with my cuppa leaving a half-finished hot chocolate. Cheers!

posted on: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 | path: /eating | permanent link to this entry

Open Peer Review
At the Journal of Maps we operate an open peer-review system when reviewing papers that have been submitted....

posted on: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Standard Normal Transform
Following on from the previous post on animating a stem and leaf plot for teaching, here is another one on a standard normal transforms.

posted on: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 | path: /teaching | permanent link to this entry