søndag den 30. november 2008

Her har du 10 gode RSS-læsere - og så er de gratis

RSS læsere er måden at holde sig orienteret på ...

RSS readers is you stay informed ...

RSS by Adam J. Schmidt.


  1. Google Reader (Online)
  2. Bloglines (Online)
  3. NetVibes (Online)
  4. NewsGator
  5. RSSOwl (Windows, Mac, Linux)
  6. Sage (Firefox)
  7. FeedDemon (Windows)
  8. RSSMate (Windows)
  9. NetNewsWire (Mac)
  10. NewsFire (Mac)

Read more: http://www.computerworld.dk/art/48958?a=rss&i=0

Cloud Computing Expo 2008 Summary

Her den sidste post om Dmitry's oplevelser ved Cloud Computing Expo 2008 ...

Here the last post from Dmitry's experiences at the Cloud Computing Expo 2008 ...


I have posted my notes from all the sessions I attended at the last week’sCloud Computing Expo 2008 on:

(By the way, I have just updated all three posts and added links to the session slides!)

Now it is time to share a few general comments on the conference. [...]

Read more: http://cloudenterprise.info/2008/11/26/cloud-computing-expo-2008-summary/

Hjørring Bibliotek i Metropol møder Google Earth

Søren viser her et godt eksempel på hvordan en lille (undskyld Hjørring) begivenhed kan komme ud til hele verden og blive vist som fortjent. Dette ganske let og simpelt (undskyld Søren) og det kun i kraft af at man kan få lov at bruge den nyeste teknologi (tak Google) og at der findes ildsjæle som Søren (tak Søren) ...

Here Søren shows us all a good example of how a small (Sorry, Hjørring) event can be exposed to the whole world and be displayed as deserved. This has been done easily (Sorry, Søren) using free high technology (thanks Google) and the will of a determined mind (thanks Søren) ...


I april 2008 åbnede det nye Hjørring Bibliotek i centrum af byen. Firmaet Bosch & Fjord har stået for indretningen, hvilket har vakt vild begejstring i ind- og udland. Sågar et TV-hold har rejst helt fra Singapore for at se indretningen.

Jeg har i den forbindelse lavet endnu et eksempel på, at kort kan bruges til at formidle. Via Google Earth (KML fil her) kan et stort billede (4294×2863 pixels) fra det nyindrettet Hjørring Bibliotek betragtes. Når du åbner KML filen, så flyver du hen til biblioteket. [...]

Hjørring Bibliotek i Metropol

Read more: http://www.microformats.dk/2008/11/27/hjørring-bibliotek-i-metropol-møder-google-earth/

Kml2shp file conversion

Når man ønsker at bygge bro imellem den 'gamle' verden og den nye verden har man naturligvis brug for at kunne komme begge veje ...

When you want to connect the 'old' world with the new - of course you'll need to go both ways ...

View of the Humber Bridge


Need of transferring Google Earth Data to a GIS? Kml2shp transforms KML 
files into ESRI Shapefiles.

The KML file could contain Points, Paths and Polygons. When creating SHP 
files the information is separated into thematic layers.

For each shapefile (shp), an attributes table (dbf) and index file (shx) are 

The kml to shp conversion consists of three steps:

1) Open KML file
2) Choose Shape Type
3) Select output Shapefile name

Optionally, you can change from WGS84 to a local datum and from Lat/Lon to 

Also, Kml2shp can export to AutoCAD (DXF) and GPS (GPX)

Read more: http://www.zonums.com/kml2shp.html

lørdag den 29. november 2008

X Internet: The Executable and Extendable Internet


by Jessica Keyes Auerbach Publications © 2007 (418 pages) ISBN: 9780849304187 Examining this new paradigm from practical and strategic perspectives, this authoritative and comprehensive guide provides a roadmap for building applications that deliver X Internet capabilities.
Buy: http://www.amazon.com/X-Internet-Executable-Extendable/dp/0849304180 

torsdag den 27. november 2008

Happier travels through Street View with Pegman

En ny og bedre Google Map GUI med større fokus på street view (ikke så relevant i DK) ...

New and improved Google Map GUI with larger focus on street view (only relevant in the US and larger European cities (and Tour de France)).


For one thing, Pegman, our plucky mascot, is now close at hand wherever you go. He hangs out right on top of the zoom slider:

To enter Street View, drag Pegman to a street (or just keep zooming in all the way, and the lowest zoom level is now Street View imagery). Tip: if you hold Pegman over a location for a second, you'll see a preview of what it looks like. Which direction you're facing depends on which side of the street you drag to:


Read more: http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2008/11/happier-travels-through-street-view.html

Deep Zoom without Silverlight

Følg linket og se det live ...

Follow the link and see it in action ...


In a move that I wouldn’t have bet a dollar on, Live Labs released a purely JavaScript Deep Zoom client. You read that right, what was so far one of the nice features only found in Silverlight is now available in an open web, standards-based version.

Of course, from a technical standpoint, Deep Zoom is just commoditizing what Google Maps made possible years ago in pure script so there wasn’t really a reason why this couldn’t be done, except smoother transitions and zooming but that’s pretty tenuous. [...]

Read more: http://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/archive/2008/11/20/deep-zoom-without-silverlight.aspx

Terrorists Strike Bombay, India

Triste nyheder men interessant at se hvorledes 'ikke medie' folk udnytter de nye muligheder til hurtigt at formidle information til omverdenen.

Sad news but interesting to see how non-media folks uses the technology to communicate information to the rest of the world.

GML Loading Tool Reaches New Heights

Er der nogen som kan parse en vilkårlig GML?

Anyone knows how to parse any GML?


This release sees the introduction of substitution groups, in-line feature associations and the support for multiple spatial reference systems and has already enabled GO Loader to expand its scope of GML datasets. Recently, Snowflake has been actively working in new vertical markets such as Geosciences, Aviation, Planning, Defence and Highways Management. The company is also expanding its international activities working with new national GML datasets evolving in Finland, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. [...]

Read more: http://www.directionsmag.com/press.releases/?duty=Show&id=26642&trv=1

Colors and the UI

Der er mange former for farveblindehed. Kik på folk når de sætter farver sammen (tøj, hus, møbler, etc) og se hvorledes det tit ikke hænger samme. Sæt de samme folk til at lave hjemmesider (det gør de allerede) og se resultatet. Ofte noget være svineri. Men er det vigtigt? Er det ikke budskabet der er vigtigts? Jo, og nej. Jo fordi det erdet og nej fordi budskabet kan blive overset hvis det ikke 'ser pænt ud'. Pas dog på - det virker også den anden vej rundt. Hvor meget intetsigende crap kikker man ikke på en ekstra gang bare fordi det ser fancyflot ud. Læs artiklen og bliv klogere på farver og præsentation ...

There are many kinds of color blindness. Look at how people put match colors (clothes, house, furniture, etc) and see how it often is visually disturbing to watch. Let these people design web pages (they already do) and see the result. Often it's a horrible mess. But is it important? Should we care about it? The message should be the most important, right? Yes and no. Yes because it's the message that brought the page at light in the first place and no because even the most important message will get lost if not presented right. You have to be careful though - it also work the other way around - crappy info get all attention because it look oh so fancy. Read the article and become a color expert ...


Color is the sensation that is invoked when light of wavelengths between 360nm and 720nm hits our eyes and then is processed by our visual system [3]. Our eyes feature three types of color receptors, each maximally receptive to long, medium, and short wavelengths of light. These are known as L-, M- and S-cones. As it can be seen in Figure 1, a light with a wavelength of 530nm triggers the M-cones most, the L-cones slightly less and the S-cones just a little. The perceived color impression would then be a green.

Fig. 1: Color perception is achieved through three cone types (after [4]).

On computer screens colors are defined through the RGB color model (R stands for red, G for green and B for blue). These three colors are called primary colors and correspond to the wavelengths the L-, M- and S-cone are most receptive for. Primary colors cannot be generated by mixing other colors. Instead, by mixing primary colors, all other colors can be generated. Each pixel on a screen shows a color generated by the interplay of one red, one blue and one green light source that are so close to each other that they cannot be distinguished. [...]

Read more: http://www.infoq.com/articles/Colors-UI

ESRI JS API: Custom vs. Out-of-the-Box Services

Dave har styr på sagerne - parallelle task lavet som du vil have dem ...

Dave knows things - parallel tasks made the way you want them ...


The idea here is pretty simple - instead of using  the out of the box tasks and the REST API, I create my own "tasks" (not real "tasks" in the ESRI parlance - just classes which request and process data) that make calls back to a custom service that does what I want, how I want it.


We've done this a number of ways... in all cases we write custom code in one or more "worker classes" that live in a standard class library assembly. Depending on the requirements, these worker classes can be designed to run on a SOC box (i.e. they make direct ArcObjects calls w/o ServerContext.CreateObject), they can run on a web server (i.e. use ServerContext.CreateObject) or if it needs to scale out across a lot of SOC boxes, they can be packaged as Server Object Extensions. Regardless, at the core they are just a set of methods, and so we have another assembly with unit tests that ensures that these methods work as expected. [...]

Read more: http://blog.davebouwman.net/2008/11/25/ESRIJSAPICustomVsOutoftheBoxServices.aspx

.NET Cheat Sheets

Kender du typen ?

Work smarter not harder ...


.NET Format String Quick Reference

Current Version: 1.1
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ASP.NET 2.0 Page Life Cycle & Common Events

Current Version: 1.0

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Visual Studio 2005 Built-in Code Snippets (C#)

Current Version: 1.0

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Read more: http://john-sheehan.com/blog/index.php/net-cheat-sheets/

tirsdag den 25. november 2008

4D Construction Simulation with Google SketchUp


Move over, Ajax. Here comes Microsoft’s ‘Kojax’

Vi får se ...

We'll see ...


Kojax is a mobile development platform, according to my sources, that will allow Microsoft- — and third-party-developed — applets run in an Ajax-like way, using a combination of Visual Studio tools and JavaScript, on Java-based mobile phones. [...]

Read more: http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1741

Senghor On The Rocks, e-book incorporates Google Maps for an amazing journey - the geo-novel!

En interaktiv bog med et interaktivt kort til at drive historien ... selv på tysk er det nytækning ...

An interactive book with an interactive map to drive thestory  ... even in German it is thinking out of the box ...


Read more: http://www.senghorontherocks.net/part1.html

Are you into Flex?

Med Flex ser det bare lækkert ud ...

It just look great with Flex ...


By now, you may have heard about the release of ESRI's ArcGIS API for Flex. Developers are already using it to build exciting new Web applications on top of ArcGIS Server.

Check out the online School District Demographics System created by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and ESRI business partner, Blue Raster. [...]


Read more: http://blogs.esri.com/Info/blogs/devsummit/archive/2008/11/25/are-you-into-flex.aspx

Sidney Sidetracks

Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio National i Australien har started Sidney Sidetracks, som er et interaktivt site med nyheder da de skete hen over årene

Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio National in Australia launched Sidney Sidetracks, an interactive site showing where news has happened over the years


Virtual Earth at Work in State and Local Government


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Hurry, register today, space is limited.

The Virtual Earth platform is a critical component of the Microsoft geospatial story, enabling public sector agencies to serve up data in a manner that allows users to better visualize it, understand it, and ultimately to act on it in a more timely fashion, while simultaneously cutting costs and delivering clear value to their constituencies.

Register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/700557534

Music Video: Map of the World as We Know it


Read more: http://apb.directionsmag.com/archives/5084-Music-Video-Map-of-the-World-as-We-Know-it.html

ESRI Crew on Facebook




Some ESRI Crew friends among many ...

Read more: http://da-dk.facebook.com/people/Esri-Crew/1316476922