February 6, 2014

Geodata and placemarks: More questions than answers

Blogs usually share findings and opinions. I wish this were another such blog! It would then be called Geodata for Intermediate Geeks: How to collect, manage and use your own placemarks. My problem: I have more questions than answers. My logic: We are in the very beginning of wide spread use of geodata.

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January 20, 2014

Node.js, MariaDB and GIS

The availability of the node.js binding for MariaDB’s non-blocking client library together with the GIS capabilities of MariaDB inspired me to make an example of using node.js and MariaDB to import so-called GPX tracks to a MariaDB database and then show them on a map. GPX tracks are what are stored by many GPS devices including running watches and smartphones. My project makes use of MariaDB’s non-blocking client library together with the node.js platform and on top of that uses the GIS functionality found in MariaDB 5.5 and 10.0.

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