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QR Codes
QR Codes are one of those technologies, if you haven't heard of them, that you've probably already come across....

posted on: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

LiDAR for Dummies
DLT and Autodesk have just published a small booklet, LiDAR for Dummies. It's hardly a state-of-the-art textbook, but it does succinctly summarise the operation of LiDAR. At least worth a quick look at given its free.

posted on: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

ArcGIS for Android?
Well it looks like ArcGIS is coming to the Android platform. The more general smartphone area shows that iOS and Windows will also be supported. Indeed to iOS version is out, Windows due imminently and Android to follow shortly thereafter. The mobile blog keeps things up to date. Not surprising the choice of platforms; difficult for any large-scale developer as the mobile space is so varied at the moment. It'll be interesting to see how it develops. Smartphones are the modus operandi for alot of work the; integrated GPS and fast processors make it a no-brainer and if they aren't careful, Google will very rapidly fill this spot.

posted on: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Droid Backup
Backup is critical for any mobile device so what's the best way of making sure your Droid is recoverable should it get lost (or stolen)?...

posted on: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Organizing Droid apps
One thing that is strangely absent in Android is an effective method for organising access to your apps....

posted on: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Droid Calendar/Contacts Sync
The number of people that lose their phone and all their contacts..... too numerous to count. With PDAs, synchronisation was done to a desktop app (HotSync for Palm and Active Sync for Microsoft), but with a 3G access common and cloud computing pervasive many people now sync their phones to an online service....

posted on: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Android USB Drivers
The first step in starting to do more interesting things with your droid device is to connect it to your PC....

posted on: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Unlocking and Rooting your Blade
The first steps to getting your San Francisco (aka Blade) to do what you want it to do are: 1. Unlock the device so you aren't tied to Orange 2....

posted on: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Yes, this is my droid....
I have finally succumbed and laid my Palm T|X to rest; we've had some good times but it's now worn out and, well, no one supports Palm OS anymore....

posted on: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

FGDB Support coming to software near you.....
James Fee notes that ESRIs file geodatabase is finally to be (sort of) opened up with a beta of the API coming out in January (C++ based). The binaries (but probably not the source code) are being released and as the blog notes: "This API is targeted for advanced developers who require access to the File Geodatabase without an ArcObjects license for purposes of interoperability." So you won't need to buy ArcGIS by the sounds of things to read FGDBs, but it will be a Windows only solution (until its reversed engineered anyway).

posted on: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Digital elevation models for research: UK datasets, copyright and derived products
Smith, M.J. (2010) Geological Society Special Publications The UK is served by a wide range of digital elevation models (DEMs) that have a variety of technical specifications from several different vendors....

posted on: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Motion Charts
Motion charts really hit the scene a few years ago when Hans Rosling presented a series of wonderfully simple and stunning talks at TED....

posted on: Fri, 03 Dec 2010 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

LiDAR Hacking
Great article on lidar hacking over at Lidar News. Need I say more....

posted on: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry