Tag Archives: kml

SimpleWFS: first release!

At FOSS4G 2009 I finally went to a code sprint, partly as a form of meditation, and partly to see if I had any developer chops left. Well the jury is still out on that, but it was relaxing, and … Continue reading

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OGC Web Services, Phase 7 RFQ hits the street

The big Testbed of the year is hot out of the oven at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/60. I’ll be running the “Feature and Decision Fusion” thread, which I’m very excited about as it gets me back into some of my favorite topics: geo-statistical … Continue reading

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Sketchup 7.1 supports KMZ!

Love to see companies embrace better data sharing: One of the things we’re pretty concerned about around here is something called data liberation. Too often, your stuff’s locked inside proprietary file formats that force you to use whatever tool you … Continue reading

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KML projections

Bjørn Sandvik does a great job explaining why the usual ways of projecting KML data don’t work well for world maps. For example, often “Greenland looks like the same size of South America, while it is actually 8 times smaller.” … Continue reading

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KML output from a WFS — introducing the Feature Portrayal Service (FPS)

I was at the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) meeting last week, and was a little surprised at how much these folks like KML and GeoRSS. OGC stalwarts generally think of simple encodings like these as just good enough to … Continue reading

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