The Volcano and the Buffer

Here in Alaska we have over 130 volcanoes with more than 50 being active in about the last 250 years. Presently Mt. Redoubt is in an eruptive phase and has been since March 22. Ash from the volcano has fallen in a number of communities and areas throughout the state. A couple of weeks or [...]

April 27, 2009 · admin · No Comments
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Creating a Standalone GIS Application

In this example we are going to begin to build a standalone GIS application using Python and the QGIS libraries. We’ll start simple by creating an application to load and display a shapefile. In later posts we’ll enhance the application to provide some map tools and other features.

February 7, 2009 · admin · 2 Comments
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Developing Custom Applications

Sometimes the “out-of-the-box” GIS applications don’t fulfill your need. While writing your own application isn’t something to enter into lightly, sometimes it is the best solution. A custom application might be the answer when you need: A simplified interface Special functions and tools Integration with other tools and data The key to a successful custom [...]

December 5, 2008 · admin · No Comments
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