With Mapbox's announcement of upcoming global vector
contours, I would like to share a nice technique to
discontinue contour lines underneath their labels, just
like in real cartography… ;)
First, lets have some contours and throw in some
Today, while browsing the internet for some open source
GIS stuff I happened to end up on a
ESRI webpage about their commitment on open source.
Reading their text really felt awkward at some points,
but they managened to make me laugh at the end, when I
followed their link ...
If you can't rely on versions numbers alone and need to
get the exact git revision, you can always do the following
to get the unoique commit hash:
$ git rev-parse HEAD
Does exactly what you want, but also is totally not
usable, because it's way too long ...
I've been using a number of systems so far to generate
wygoda.net. Lately Django + FeinCMS, before that several
incarnations of Drupal and before that even some weird PHP
CMS-like thing whose name I don't even remember
While I have happy with Django + FeinCMS there are still ...
For PHP there has been an lack of GIS geometry functions
libraries, like JTS provides for Java or GEOS for C.
Well, GEOS? GEOS provides Python bindings and with the
upcoming release 3.3 there will be PHP bindings available!
You can already try them using the code directly out
Typically you will use your WFSs with a map requesting
and showing features as you pan along in OpenLayers. But
you may need to get for example a single feature to
calculate a bounding box to display but don't need the WFS
to be on the map otherwise. Read ...