Archive for December, 2008

Mapserver Front-ends

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008


Comparison article here, here

Graphing Software

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

picture-76.pngLooks a little bit like JpGraph, this MatPlotLib, but then different too. Would be nice to know the differences…

Books: What are you doing with your Thoughts?

Monday, December 15th, 2008

picture-74.pngThis question is indeed somewhat difficult to answer: What are the 10 most important thoughts today? What where the best ideas you had last week? The message is simple: you need to scribble down everything (! almost) what you think. But not in the same (very personal) manner than a diary. It’s a logging of ideas; and the fruitful combination, extension, explosion of them after a couple of months, by re-grouping them, ordering them, extending etc. and creating thus new project ideas or starting to write articles or anything else you saw you cared of over the last months or years.

Books: How to talk/present/bring your message over

Monday, December 15th, 2008

picture-73.pngWonna learn how to make great presentations (without PPT support!)? Want that your message (do you have one?) comes across to the audience? How to you fell if you see people in the audience dozing off? How can you avoid that? Nicely written – without the potential of dozing off – this book gives you lots of hints at hand how to improve your presentations (talking) skills.

Books: Slide:ology

Monday, December 15th, 2008

picture-72.pngSick of tiring, boring Power Point presentations? Wonna excite your audience while speaking to them? Having slides supporting your message, not distracting from it? This book shows how to turn around 180°, with lots of great examples. Really slick! 5 stars!

To Do List

Monday, December 15th, 2008

picture-71.pngNice little Dashboard Widget, which communicates with the Email ToDo List.

Flex-Mapserver with Graphs

Friday, December 12th, 2008

picture-66.pngArcGIS-Server comes with a Flex interface. Nice, especially the interactivity with the bar charts!

Visualization with (some) Mapserver

Friday, December 12th, 2008

picture-64.pngpicture-65.pngLooking for new ways to display mapserver (thus, geographic) data. Static images is a little bit dump these days. With Flash & Flex there are so many cool possibilities. But it seems not too much – especially OpenSource – out there. Where is SVG?

Here is a nice (but not OpenSource) application, which enables Heatmap and Circle display.

Carbon Dixoide (CO2) Emissions

Friday, December 12th, 2008

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Nice infographic and cartogram about emissions. One can see the national ones, in comparison to 1990, plus in comparison to its region (big empty circle). Ranking and change. Well done.

Cartogram Software

Friday, December 12th, 2008

cartogram_g8_cotton.pngDifferent possibilities to create cartograms (in order of relevance for me):

Time Series Graph with Flags

Friday, December 12th, 2008

picture-60.pngGoogle chart with the possibility to add flags for comments. Nice.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

picture-2_terminal-tips_-enable-path-view-in-finder_cb12793.jpgWhen you open a Finder window and start browsing to a folder, do you lose track of the path to that folder? If you do, the Terminal command below will enable path view in the Finder — this means that you will see the directory path to the current folder you are browsing in the title bar, instead of only seeing the name of the current directory.

To make directory paths visible atop Finder windows, open (/Applications/Utilities/) and type the following command:

defaults write _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool YES


Widemail makes widescreen friendly

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

widemail-2008-12-07-at.pngConvert the horizontal views of your mails into vertical. Is nice, but in principal not too much useful if you stick with one of the major time management rules: Don’t have more than 20 mails in your incoming folder!

A Visual Search Engine

Monday, December 1st, 2008

picture-46.pngInteresting approach: as a result of your query you get the “real” websites, visually. So, at least if you know what you’re looking for, this can be a straight forward way.

Need a Website Thumbnail?

Monday, December 1st, 2008

thumbs.pngIn case you need a thumbnail (in different sizes) from a specific website, but don’t or can’t use screenshot software, just go here and they’ll do it for you.