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The Grass GIS Story - 1987 Video

I've attached the improved quality video master recovered recently. Also... somewhere i can get hold of it to remind me how GIS looked back in '87'.

The older version is still on YouTube:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Hf0qI4JLc&t=357s

The original archived version here:-

https://grass.osgeo.org/grass_movie_CERL_1987/

Jeff McKennas' FOSS4G 2014 Presentation here:-

https://www.slideshare.net/gatewaygeomatics.com/history-of-the-grass-gis-video-from-1987-with-william-shatner 


Download Large Video (179.1mb)
Download Small Video (92 mb)

FOSS4GUK 2018 Announcement

Just been announced. Missed the last two UK events...wont be missing 2018 if i can help it!

http://uk.osgeo.org/foss4guk2018/

"The FOSS4G UK will be taking place on the 8th and 9th of March at the Geovation Hub, London! The event will be similar to FOSS4G 2016 which happened in Southampton, probably with some changes allowing for the difference in venues and room sizes. I will be chairing the committee along with Tom Chadwin as co-chair".


IoT and the Move to Open Source GIS

I wanted to make reference to this very thoughtful 'Directions Magazine' article penned by Andy Dearing of Boundless Spatial Inc. Please follow link below.

https://www.directionsmag.com/article/1080





Open Source Email Template Builders

Not strictly a GI post but i think 'Mosaico' is worth a mention if you are creating and sending email templates regularly reporting on the projects your working on or any other marketing material and you need to be sure they scale on all devices. Unlike 'MailChimp' or 'BeeFree' it's open source. Have a look.

https://mosaico.io/


How to install Postgresql-9.6 and PostGIS-2.3 on Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) in six easy steps (updated 31-05-2017).

Install Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus)
1.check your Ubuntu version:-

lsb_release -a

Install Postgresql
2.On the server or your PC (Terminal):-

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y postgresql postgresql-contrib

Create a database and a user for access
Replace DATABASE_NAME_HERE and USER_NAME_HERE with the values you want to use.
# this will prompt you for a database password...also note the capital letter 'O' not number '0' (zero) below:-

3.sudo -u postgres createuser -P USER_NAME_HERE
sudo -u postgres createdb -O USER_NAME_HERE DATABASE_NAME_HERE

Test Connection to Postgresql
4.psql -h localhost -U USER_NAME_HERE DATABASE_NAME_HERE

Postgresql will ask you for your password. Then you should see the following:

DATABASE_NAME_HERE=>

To exit type:-

\q

To add PostGIS-2.3 support to the database
5.sudo apt-get install -y postgis postgresql-9.6-postgis-2.3
# typing 'postgresql-9.5' instead of postgresql-9.6 above will fail.

sudo -u postgres psql -c "CREATE EXTENSION po…

OpenDroneMap Revisited - and the Results are Impressive

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Using GDAL Tools to Convert Drone Imagery and Orthomosaics to Google Map...

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