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Powers of Ten
I recently came across the Powers of Ten Flipbook, a wonderful odyssey in to the world of remote sensing....

posted on: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

Journal M3trics
I wrote a while back about Researcher ID and the notion of flipping the standard journal performance to look at researcher performance....

posted on: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Windows Sort Order
Came across a very strange problem recently..... all files in any Windows Explorer or Open/Save dialog were sorted by reverse order. I could go back in to Explorer, get up the "Details" view and then resort it. However it would default back to reverse order. Very strange and frustrating!!! A quick Google brought up this article. In short, if you hold Ctrl and click the close window "X" it remembers the last sort order.... permanently. So the solution is to re-sort (as you want it) and then Ctrl-"X". Simple solution to a very frustrating problem!

posted on: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Pleiades First Images
Some really nice sample images from Pleiades.

posted on: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

WebDAV for Blackboard
Quite a few years back I blogged about using the CMS on Blackboard to store learning materials for students. A much more flexible system that uses WebDAV for drag and drop file management. Well, yes, there are a few Android WebDAV clients around, my favourite of which is WebDAV File Manager. Log in to BlackBoard merrily and modify your files....

posted on: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 | path: /teaching | permanent link to this entry

TanDEM Update
Jonathan Amos gives a good overview of the TanDEM mission to date - well worth a read for those new-ish to DEMs and this particular mission. Makes good reading!

posted on: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

Digital Globe Image of the Year 2011
Nice catch from GoGeo..... Digital Globe best image 2011. Well worth a look!

posted on: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

New release: GDAL/OGR
A new year and a new release of GDAL/OGR (1.9). It's been a while since I last covered this, but there continue to be significant improvements with the big news being the support for ESRI File Geodatabases and Google Fusion tables (see James Fee's blog). However CounchDB, Idrisi, GRASS, ARCGEN are all worthy additions. Keep it in the toolbox.... because most of us do, and that includes ESRI.

posted on: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Humax PVR Update
After the best part of a year since I reported on my new Humax PVR, I thought I'd give an update as the firmware has been upgraded a few times and I've finally gotten around to playing a little more with it....

posted on: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 | path: /fun | permanent link to this entry

SMS Backup
Got lots of SMS on your Android phone? Want to backup or delete some?? SMS to Text is a simple app to do just that.... export to your SD card, filtering by your contact list or simply all of them and press go. Output formats are TXT or CSV. Simple, useful, does the job.

posted on: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

ArcGIS for Android
Well anfter the initial fuss that ESRI had actually released the ArcGIS for Android (AA) app, I realised that it wasn't compiled for ARMv6 deviecs, which includes my cheap and cheerful San Fran....

posted on: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry