Delaware GIS 2012

The Delaware 2012 GIS conference was held yesterday.  It was a great opportunity to meet and learn from our colleagues in Delaware and the region.  I presented on Geospatial Data in Cloud and High Performance Environments, which you can access here: http://udel.academia.edu/BenjaminMearns/Talks/81729/Geospatial_Data_in_Cloud_and_High_Performance_Computing_Environments

Configuring svn on Apache

I followed this page to install/configure svn on my server … it’s written for Windows-based Apache install, so I’ve summarized and transcribed the following platform-anostic (and maybe overly general) steps: make sure dav_module, dav_svn_module, and authz_svn_module are installed on Apache (assuming you’re using webdav to do svn) create an (arbitrarily named/located) svn config file (maybe…

Surface Climate Data

I am consulting on a research project involving bridge decay. For this project we needed to locate a number of surface atmosphere chemical data (some sulfure oxides and chloride) as well as data on precipitation, snowfall, and min/max temperature. Here are some sources we found: Cl, SO4, precipitation etc.: National Atmospheric Deposition Program, http://nadp.sws.uiuc.edu/ ……

NetCDF

NetCDF is a format well suited for environmental research given the inherent multi-dimensionality of the environment and environmental research topics.  I have not worked much with NetCDF data, and recently ran into some trouble importing gridded bathymetric data sets (GEBCO) into ArcGIS. When importing into ArcGIS I attempted to use Multidimension Tools > Make NetCDF…

Lay Interpretation of Cancer Incidence

Cancer is a big deal, and the potential environmental factors make mapping incidence very appealing. This has made maps a handy device for newspapers and other “lay” interpretations, which typically don’t employee rigorous statistical tests for significance. Victor Perez, a researcher at UD wants to investigate the ways cancer incidence is discussed in these lay…

Geostories

Developed a multimedia content heavy web application in collaboration with Dr. April Veness et al.  Geostories was on top of a highly configured instance of Drupal PHP CMS via and integrated with ArcGIS Server.  An earlier version was built on Adobe Flex.