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QGIS and The Mapping World

QGIS (previously known as Quantum GIS) is a cross-platform free and open-source desktop geographic information system (GIS) application that supports viewing, editing, and analysis of geospatial data.(wikipedia.org). 176 more words


How to: Plot Points onto a Map

Coming from a GIS background, there is nothing I enjoy more than seeing data plotted on a map in an insightful way.  The idea of doing this with a programming language instead of a GUI may seem daunting, but if you have a basic understanding of ggplo2t then there is nothing to fear! 456 more words

Map Your World

Maps are very useful things. People have been using maps for centuries. Knowing where things are is good, especially for writing. I create crude maps of the locations in my writing so that I can keep things consistent. 494 more words


Cebdock and Surrounds

I am a fan of maps, and because of this I like to try and draw them for our games.

Further to my session report the other… 163 more words


FedScoop: The FBI teamed up with 18F to build an open crime data resource

FedScoop: The FBI teamed up with 18F to build an open crime data resource. “The FBI wants to make national crime data more accessible, and the recently released Crime Data Explorer, built in partnership with 18F, is the agency’s latest attempt at this goal. 57 more words

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Facebook reminded me that streets have names: a dispatch from Freetown

When I was in Bo on August 15, 2017, I received a reminder on Facebook that I had a appeared on Democracy Now three years ago, with Laurie Garrett and Lawrence Gostin, to talk about the then escalating Ebola crisis in West Africa. 798 more words

Infectious Disease