Digital Geography

create a web-map: step 2 or DIY

Since we have managed to get a very simple web-map running on our website, it may be a need for some persons to distribute their own shapefiles using a web-map. In this case it is a good choice to take a closer look on GeoServer. This will provide the mapping engine and uses the OpenLayers library for this as well. But you can skip using the basemaps and just share and show your own shapefiles and raster.

testing a new OS

every change on a working machine like your loved PC is more or less connected to loosing everything. But there may be the need for a new, improved an open source OS or the need to change this OS due to policies in your working group or institution. Using Virtualbox for trying out the one or the other operating system is great. Easy to download and open source as well. So lets go one step further and install the great Ubuntu or the LTE on this virtualbox and use it as a second guest in slave mode: If you are…

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…