Some notes on the last couple of weeks:
Things I got up to in the last week:
- published blog post: systems, processes, and tools
- read an essay on systems design: https://apenwarr.ca/log/20201227 (via this tweet)
- phone link dump, all the way down to zero tabs open…
- got stuck into Observable Getting Started guides and the like and…
- started playing with my own dataset on powerplants
- did more of the Esri Cartography MOOC (running a bit behind, need to catch up!)
- discovered, fixed an issue with, and blogged about QGIS MapSwipe Tool Plugin
- published blog post: Spilhaus World Ocean Map
- started drafting up a new About page for my website (I’ve just had placeholder text there for a few years now…)
- started shopping for proper storage for my atlases and maps collection
- signed up for OpenStreetMap!
And some more words about a few of those…
As part of the Esri Cartography MOOC I’m doing just now, I made this Spilhaus World Ocean Map in one of the exercises.
Things I’ve gotten up to since my last weeknotes:
- continued the Esri Cartography MOOC
- started the Data Visualization Fundamentals and Best Practices from Observable
- tinkered with my website: playing with flex to tweak the layout
- tinkered with my website: created a shortcode for images that are drawings
- fixed the obsidian-remarkable plugin’s post-processing script
A few more words about each of those…
Last month I took part in my first 30DayMapChallenge – a daily mapmaking challenge that takes place in November each year.
Hello! This week I thought I’d share a few highlights from my BCS Conference notes.
Another week passes, and what a good one it was!
The highlight was definitely the BCS Annual Conference on Wednesday and Thursday. I haven’t sifted through the notes I made and links I saved yet so I’ll come back to that later.
Some other stuff I got up to:
The first Student Reflection in GEOG 486 Lesson 1 asks:
Which map of the two below best communicates the trend of the data? Why?
For the graded assignment in the Introduction to Mapping, Spatial Data and GIS course I completed in June I made the following map:
Just a few things to note this week:
In Lesson 4 of GEOG 868 I completed a site selection using PostGIS.
A few things I got up to this week:
The Making Maps unit for the Introduction to Mapping, Spatial Data and GIS course I completed in June featured a tourism case study. The exercise that week was to create a tourist map of Melbourne in Australia.
Oops, my first late weeknote! I intended to get it done at the weekend rather than on Wednesday like usual, but that has ended up slipping over to today, Monday. Anyway. What GIS things did I get up to since my last post?
In Lesson 3 of GEOG 868 I played around with PostgreSQL and PostGIS for the first time. For the project at the end you are given a
class_roster.txt file that contains a list of students and their postal codes. The task was to join that with data provided earlier in the lesson and then plot the students’ locations on a map in QGIS. Here’s how I went about doing that.