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Geofumadas on the fly November 2007

Here some topics of interest, during the month of November: 1. Google Street View cameras Popular Mechanics tells us about the cameras that were used to build those maps at the foot of the street ... and some shorts :) 2. Convert UTM coordinates - Geographical Cartesia offers the functionalities of a tool to make conversions ...

Convert from GoogleEarth to AutoCAD, ArcView and other formats

Although all these things can be done with applications such as Manifold, or ArcGis just by opening the kml and exporting it to the searched format, the search in Google kml to dxf is incremental. Let's see some features offered by a student at the University of Arizona for free to convert data from Google Earth to formats ...

Virtual Earth updates images (Nov 07)

With great satisfaction we see the update of high resolution satellite images in the month of November, in Virtual Earth, the image shows Mataró, where no image of this quality existed. These are the updated Spanish-speaking localities: (Bird's Eye) Spain: Malaga, Alicante, Almeria, Collado Villalba, Cuenca, El Ejido, Guadalajara, Leon, Molina de Segura, Santiago ...

GIS platforms, who take advantage?

It is difficult to leave out so many platforms that exist, however for this review we will use the ones that Microsoft recently considers its allies in the compatibility with SQL Server 2008. It is important to mention this opening of Microsoft SQL Server to new partners, then it allows the handling of spatial data in a native way; this before only ...

Manifold improves relations with Microsoft

Previously, those of us who implemented technologies with Manifold Systems had noticed little progress in the development of functionalities with the SQL platform 2007 sever, which caused a greater need to program what could not be done with the "out of box" SQL licenses. The importance of this topic is because the use of SQL ...

Adding a kml file to a map

To add a map to a blog entry you just have to customize it from google maps, however to add an embedded kml map is possible, you just have to add it within the string & kml = then the url of the kml file, which can also be a Map created in mymaps of googlemaps. If you do not want…

A challenge for geofumadores, hate maps :)

For those who like geospatial challenges here comes the inspiration of Louis S. Pereiro, a Spanish poet who in his depressive time recommends that it should be possible to make hate maps. Well, to see if someone is encouraged :) CARTOGRAPHY As dead already or vanquished I speak without me and I sleep in disaster. It should be…

A non-frame-based projection

A couple of years ago, at the annual congress of "Sourveying and Mapping" in the United States, I remember having witnessed a smoke that left you with your mouth open, and not only because our academic English does not adapt to the gringo caliche. It was an exhibition by Kevin Sahr, Jon Kimerling and Denis ...

A complete ArcMap course in Spanish

This is a fairly complete course of ArcMap, with examples and videos included. The material is a product of Rodrigo Nórbega and Luis Hernán Retamal Muñoz who embarked on this initiative, initially it was in Portuguese and although the exercises are 8 versions, their execution logic has not changed much. In the first…