As I realized that I have a really huge family I was keen to digitize the current family tree and get into contact to my relatives. For getting things done, I choose the open source genealogy software Gramps to record all offline information about my family members and create a database as base for further investigations, updates and of course spatial visualization. After that, I exported a database view and visualized it with QGIS.
This post is just a quick update on a unique event unfolding in my home state of Alaska and a cool new tool to help you post image sliders on the web. First, let’s start with the event. The Eruption of Bogoslof Island Over the past few weeks, a volcano has been erupting in Alaska. This by itself is not that unique, as we have lots of volcanoes and they tend to erupt pretty frequently. You can check out the current activity for yourself at the Alaska Volcano Observatory. This most recent eruption is a bit different though. The island is…
There is this time of the year when the presents are unboxed and the new year hasn’t started yet, when a lot of people (including me) find some time for tinkering on personal projects. And I guess I am not the only one around here who is working on software projects. But because a proper code editor can make a huge difference, I want to introduce you to my favorite tool for the job: Atom, a free, open source, modern and extensible, cross platform editor.
Over the last couple of years, we have seen an increase in demand and offerings of geospatial solutions in the cloud for tasks like web map creation, centralized data storage and management, data vizualization and so on. There is a lot of Software-as-a-service (SaaS) options to explore, but in this article I want to briefly discuss if SaaS is the right thing for you, or wether you should look into rolling your own.