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Don de deux globes du XVIIIe siècle à la Bibliothèque nationale. Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui. Territoires et population, deux siècles d'évolution. Histoire de la cartographie, cultures et savoirs géographiques. Cybergeo : European Journal of Geography. TypeBrewer.org. The Paradise Project. Document Contents: See Also: Objective: The objective of the Paradise project is to design, implement, and evaluate a scalable, parallel geographic information system that is capable of storing and manipulating massive data sets.

The Paradise Project

By applying object-oriented and parallel database technologies to the problem of storing and manipulating geographic information we hope to significantly advance the size and complexity of GIS data sets that can be successfully stored, browsed, and queried. Client Server Paradise: Paradise is a database system aimed at handling GIS types of applications.

The Paradise front end allows you to display objects with spatial attributes on a 2-D map. The database can be queried either with a graphical interface or with ad-hoc queries. Paradise supports a subset of SQL for issuing ad-hoc queries. The current version of Paradise employs a client-server architecture. Samples of the Paradise Frontend Contact Information: Paradise Project ATTN: Prof. More To Come . . . Projects - Nathan Kerr. Connecting Location Data with Decision Engines. Blog. The download manager will be updated the next couple weeks.

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In the meantime, please check out the ZIP, linked below, to get the 61 changed GIS shapefiles (SHP). Release notes follow. NOTE: Version 1.1.1 corrects the name of the 50m cultural “50m_admin_0_countries” file by adding the missing “r” (XQHSANQW71), updated March 15, 2010. Thanks Ben! Thanks to over 50 contributors for making version 1.1 happen! Tom, Dick, Craig, Jill, Landon, Preston, Nancy, Alfred, Brett, Annemarie, Hans, Martin, Kristin, Gene, Laris, Donatas, Kevin, Kurt, Tom, Xan, Bill, Ed, Uffe, Jochen, Christopher, Carlos, Barry, Alex, Victor, Kimi, Steve, daan, Maxb, Matt, Eugene, Damien, mizDannasag, Zoonseovasupem, Chris, Bjørn, Prof.

If you have a few hours to help, please check out the TODO listings below and email me at nathaniel@naturalearthdata.com. Visitors: 123,000 page views since we launched in early December, 2009. Downloads: 34,000. Overall More than 50% changes Less than 5% changes 10m Rivers and lakes. Other. NACIS: Welcome to NACIS.org. FREAC - Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center at FSU. About. Terms of Use All versions of Natural Earth raster + vector map data found on this website are in the public domain.

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Full terms of use » Map Update Committee Do you have a new theme to contribute to Natural Earth? Great! The world doesn’t stop changing and, with any project as complex as this, flaws and omissions are bound to emerge, requiring our attention. The Map Update Committee coordinates this activity and is the final arbitrator on map features, data creation, and data attributes. Contact Us As a last resort if you can’t find an answer in the Forums or can’t figure out how to use the Correction Tracker. Contributors Want to give back? Making Natural Earth is a collaboration involving many volunteer NACIS members and cartographers around the globe. Avenza Systems Inc. Simplegeo/betashapes - GitHub. Flickr Shapefiles browser. I’ve revised my Flickr Shapefiles program to allow greater user interaction.

Flickr Shapefiles browser

This new version allows the user to query the Flickr Shapefiles dataset using a bounding box and selection of the appropriate place type (Neighbourhood, Locality, Region, Country, Continent). I’ve also changed the base mapping. The previous version of the project used the Microsoft Hybrid base map but I’ve now replaced this with my own Cloudmade style. Using the bounding box it’s possible to browse the Shapefiles available for an area quite easily.

However marking out a large area can generate a huge list of Shapefiles particularly in more populated areas. Some example images… paris europe africa Click the image below to start the full application. Flickr Shapefiles browser (MapToPixel) [Editor's note: Also check out Aaron's WOE ID browser (the geography behind Flickr).

Flickr Shapefiles browser (MapToPixel)

The Flickr API returns both ESRI format shapefiles and XML / JSON. The monster dump of all Flickr shapes is just XML, however. Thanks GeoPDX!] Republished from MapToPixel. Flickr Shapefiles are a set of polygons generated from the geo-tags of photos on Flickr. The Boundaries project uses Flick Shapefiles to show neighbourhoods and their neighbouring places. Continue reading at MapToPixel . . . Tags: aaron, api, city, country, flickr, locality, neighborhoods, region, shapefile, state. Kelso’s Corner. I prompted a flurry of PostGIS hate (and some love) on Twitter last week, documented via Storify.

Kelso’s Corner

I’ve been using PostGIS for around 2 years now both at Stamen and before that at The Washington Post. Let me say upfront that PostGIS is amazing and is definitely in the top 5 best FOSS4G (free and open source software for geo) out there. It is a super powerful spatial data store that is free to download, install, and use (even in commercial projects!). It’s can also be mind numbingly difficult to install and use. It doesn’t matter how awesome something is unless it’s usable. Besides the specific issues outlined below, PostGIS lacks basic functions required for spatial analysis found in ArcToolbox. @PostGIS asked me for details on how it could be friendlier and I’ve itemized around 20 below.

If a project that is considered core to the FOSS4G stack (eg Mapnik, PostGIS, etc), the project needs to act like it. As of today, the latest LTS is 12.04, before that is 10.04. 2. Shp2pgsql import.shp. UWCL - Home. CartoTalk.