HOWL Beta is available!

I am delighted to announce the beta availability of HOWL

For the past few months, I have been working in collaboration with the folks at Oregon Wild to develop HOWL (Highlighting Oregon’s WildLands). Many thanks to Erik Fernandez of Oregon Wild for supporting this project, providing a ton of data, feedback and direction!

HOWL is an interactive...

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howl (Highlighting Oregon's Wild Lands) Prototype

So what is this?

It is a collection of prototypes for visualizing Oregon wild lands and related information (e.g., old growth forests, clearcuts, wildfires) using the web-based Cesium.js virtual globe and map engine and data from multiple sources.

This is just the beginning of a project I will be developing incrementally in collaboration with the Oregon...

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Rikitraki Update

It has been a long time since my last post. Here is an update.

Wow, I can’t believe that my last post was back in July. I have been pretty busy with some consulting work I am doing in the Internet of Things (IoT) field. Pretty exciting! But I am committed to continuing supporting and improving RikiTraki

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FOSS4G NA Summary

It was my first time at a FOSS4G conference and I really enjoyed it. Here are my favorite talks.


Favorite Talks

Monday, May 2

Zero to web map!

This was a well put together hands-on workshop that introduced the concepts of web mapping using Mapbox, adding data to the map using GeoJSON,...

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RikiTraki Presentation at FOSS4G NA

The final presentation materials of RikiTraki at FOSS4G NA are available here


Before I report of my FOSS4G NA experiences including a quick summary of my favorite talks, here I am posting my final presentation slides:

Presentation

And below is the annotated YouTube video of the demo part, (including some funky...

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RikiTraki 3D Visualization Improvements

Latest RikiTraki 3D Visualization improvements


This is just a brief post summarizing a few improvements I implemented recently on the 3D visualization part.

  • Parity with the 2D visualization

    • Added track information box
    • Added displaying geopositioned thumbnails
    • Added layer control
  • Seamless (i.e., no page reloads) track-to-track, track-to-globe, and globe-to-track navigation

  • ...
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RikiTraki at FOSS4GNA 2016

Presenting RikiTraki at the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial, North America Conference on May 3, 2016

I am delighted to announce that I will be presenting RikiTraki at the 2016 FOSS4GNA conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference runs from May 2-6, and my presentation is scheduled Tuesday,...

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Adding content to RikiTraki (Part 1)

Ready to save content to RikiTraki to share with your friends?

(Updated Feb 14, 2016: invitation code no longer required)

In previous posts I described how to find and view tracks stored in the RikiTraki database. Now, I will walk through how to post your own tracks to visualize and share with others.

First, register

The...

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Welcome to RikiTraki! (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of the “Welcome to RikiTraki” series

Happy New Year! This is my first post of 2016.

In Parts 1 and 2, I introduced RikiTraki, described the main page view, and menu bar items. In this part of the series, I will describe the track view.

To reach the track view, you just...

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Welcome to RikiTraki! (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the “Welcome to RikiTraki” series

In Part 1, I introduced RikiTraki, described the main page view and began describing the menu bar: the RikiTraki label and the globe icon. In this installment of the series, I will walk you through the remainder of the menu items and associated functions.

The filter...

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Welcome to RikiTraki! (Part 1)

I built RikiTraki to collect and share GPS tracks

Since I started capturing GPS tracks from my hikes back in 2009, I always wanted to have a place to collect them and share them with my friends and family. I looked around and I was not able to find a non-commercial, ad-free service, with a map-centric interface that...

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My first RikiTraki blog post!

Welcome to my blog. This is is my first post, just to make sure everything is up and running.

In my upcoming posts I will be describing my latest project, RikiTraki: what it is and what could you use it for, including some tips. After that, I will get into some technical discussions about how the product is built...

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