Hexagon Binning

A series of maps of MOOC (Massively Open Online Courses ) participants recently crossed my desk. These were produced by Anthony Robinson (paper: Exploring Class Discussions from a Massive Open Online Course in Cartography) and Carolyn Fish (blog: Making Maps of a MOOC). These highlight some interesting patterns in MOOC students, but I was particularly ...

Merry Christmas and a $5 Packt book deal

First, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our customers and readers!   Packt have just informed me that they have a special end of year offer where all of their online videos and e-books are reduced to US$5 each. This includes Michael Diener’s recently published Python Geospatial Analysis Cookbook , that I was ...

OSRM’s Lua Scripts 2

OSRM (Open Source Routing Machine) is an open source high performance routing engine for road network routing. Typically OSRM is used as a web server using OpenStreetMap (OSM) data, and is capable of calculating hundreds of routes a second. OSRM gets its speed by pre-processing the road network using Contraction Hierarchies, allowing very fast ‘short ...

New Book Published: Mastering Python Forensics

I was a technical editor for Packt Publishing’s latest book, Mastering Python Forensics by Dr Michael Spreitzenbarth and Dr Johann Uhrmann, which was published last week. Mastering Python Forensics covers Windows, Linux, virtualization, mobile Android and Apple IOS), and memory forensics using Python.  

MPCluster for Maptitude v1.2 ready for testing

Our cluster analysis add-in for Caliper Maptitude, MPCluster for Maptitude has a new version ready for testing. Two significant new features have been added. First, it is now possible to define ‘fixed’ cluster centers for the K-Means algorithm. For example, you might be using MPCluster to determine the ideal locations for new warehouses, but already ...

New Maptitude 3d Surfaces Section

I have just added a new section to the Maptitude ‘Howto’ pages over at mapping-tools.com, discussing Maptitude’s 3d surface and landscape options. Here is an example image of Snowdonia, created using Ordnance Survey elevation data combined with Google Maps Satellite imagery: Other examples include Guadalupe Mountains (Texas), and geological overlays of both the Caprock Escarpment ...

Converting old Ordnance Survey Height Data

I’m currently putting together some pages for the Maptitude How-To pages covering Maptitude’s support for digital terrain models and elevation models. Left over from my undergraduate geology days, I happened to have the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 height data files for the 20km SH64 square (my dissertation covered an area straddling the SH75SW and SH75SE 5km ...

MPMileage v1.2

Version 1.2 of our MPMileage for Maptitude product has just been released. MPMileage is a batch route computation tool that calculates the route distances, travel times, and/or estimated costs for a list of point-to-point routes in a database. v1.2 adds full support for the 32 bit version of Maptitude, and adds German roads to the ...

Mapping the St Albans Sinkhole 2

Mapping the St Albans Sinkhole
On 1st October, a large sinkhole opened up in St Albans, UK, cutting off an entire cul-de-sac of houses. New sinkholes are very common, but this one quickly became international news due to its photogenic proximity to houses. We think of sinkholes as appearing in places like Florida or the Yorkshire Dales. Why did one ...

Welcome to the Winwaed Blog!

Welcome to the new blog for Winwaed Software Technology LLC. This blog will cover a range of topics that we think will be of interest to our customers. Most will involve software engineering and/or geospatial processing/GIS. Other topics will include (but are not limited to) natural language processing, and the Earth Sciences. Articles will include ...