Digital Geography

Geoscience Australia – geodata collection via WMS, WFS and WCS

The Australian government now provides a bunch of commercial and free geodata on their Australia Geoscience-Portal. Like the well known U.S. data provider Earth-Explorer, you can do a product search, browse the full collection of data and application or find new released datasets. Besides this common features of data portals, the site offers a great collection of processed maps, datasets and really nice interactive models for geoscientific issues of Australia via WMS, WFS and WCS (Web Coverage Service).

LTE: Link to Earth OS

LTE is the new OS available in a beta version for all geoscientists and interested fellows. But stay calm… There is a huge need for scientists, students and institutions for reliable, free and well documented programs in geo-related applications. So what’s better then to use Ubuntu. Actually this is a good solution as Ubuntu provides not only the biggest Linux distribution but also one with special releases called LTS which stands for Long Term Support. So you can be sure to use it longer than only two years… But one downpart was the implementation of other geo-related software. There was…