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Frank Warmerdam
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I am off to Berlin first thing in the morning (which will involve sleeping overnight in the airport -- ugg).  After a lengthy inactivity, I have done something useful today for the OSGeo System Administration Committee, adding recaptcha support to the venerable OSGeo Userid page.  It was kind of fun!
Create OSGeo Userid. You are now creating an OSGeo userid. This userid should be usable with the main OSGeo web site, and various other OSGeo services, including OSGeo hosted project subversion and Trac. OSGeo userids are stored in a central LDAP server for which at this time only limited ...
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This week Nathalie, my wife for 16 years, was murdered.  Our kids, and her family are huddled down trying to process this, and I appreciate all the all the expressions of support and condolence.  This coming week, on Tuesday and Thursday there will be services to remember her here in Renfrew County.  Details and other information are available through this link.   
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I'm so sorry to hear this. Sincere condolences.
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If you like CartoDB,  +Planet Labs and/or beer consider dropping by our office next week for a refreshment with a variety of geo-people at our office on 9th.  RSVP through the link.
CartoDB and Planet are delighted to invite friends and colleagues to join us in an evening to talk about Maps and Location Data. RSVP above and we will see you at Planet Labs on Wednesday, September 16th at 7p.
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Wow, +Planet Labs in the classic Canadian Macleans Magazine - now we have made it!
Planet Labs launched 28 Dove satellites from the ISS and scanned the planet. Their mission? Scan the Earth every day to change it for the better.
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My long dreamed of GDAL/OGR 2.0 grand unification release approaches!  This is an excellent time to try out the beta.  This is approximately the version we are running here at +Planet Labs.  Great work by +Even Rouault and the other GDAL/OGR developers.
[gdal-dev] GDAL/OGR 2.0.0 Beta 1 Available. Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com. Mon May 4 06:20:50 PDT 2015. Previous message: [gdal-dev] gdal_retile not generating alpha band; Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] ...
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I have been very excited working with folks at +Amazon.com, +MapBox, and +Esri  over the last few months to get some Landsat8 imagery loaded into a public bucket funded by Amazon.  Beyond the utility of this specific imagery, I am getting really jazzed about the concept of highly accessible public imagery available in the cloud (ideally on Amazon) to facilitate use and reduce duplicated efforts by the many organizations using it.  This post is note entirely written by me but has ways to get involved at the bottom.
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With another successful FOSS4G NA (North America) the question is now arising how to formalize this event somewhat so there is a process to select new events and so forth.  I initially leaned to the practice of turning this over to past organizers who are clearly doer's and who have real experience.  But +Andrew Ross  makes some excellent points about a broader approach that has me thinking.
The recent FOSS4G NA conference in Burlingame (March 9-12, 2015) was the third FOSS4G North America. On Monday, I blogged to communicate some of the cities being asked for in the attendee survey &a...
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While I live in a country where so many are bankrupted by the cost of health care, it seems crazy that parking costs are seen as the pressing issue for citizens in Canada.  
 
Time to address high cost of hospital parking, via @JudithTimson
http://on.thestar.com/1S5pwz7
Let the hospital CEOs, who make stratospheric salaries, come up with the solution that will make cheaper hospital parking workable.
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The issue in UK is that parking cos. make bazillions but none of it flows back to the NHS (health care system)... typical pork barrel where a friend of a friend manages infrastructure around guv office (Maggie Thatcher started it selling off British Rail to her entourage, and only time will tell who the Royal Mail went to)
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I was one of the folks who immediately jumped on this +Humble Bundle.  I read The Ocean at the End of the Lane a year or two ago and really enjoyed it (and passed it on to +Valerie Warmerdam who I hope also enjoyed it).  I also heard him speak in the Authors at Google series when I was there which was special.  I also believe I read Anansi Boys which was cool.  Neil is best known for Sandman graphic novels, but I've actually never read them.  Anyways, for me it was a no brainer to grab his Humble Bundle to see some of his other work, and I didn't hesitate to do it at a level to ensure I got to see everything.  For me this is an example of direct fandom supporting artists that folks love. 
 
Holy Thundering Sludgebuckets! THANK YOU!
The Humble Bundle went live almost ten hours ago. It's broken all the previous Humble Bundle records for Books.  As I type this, about 7000 people have already bought the  Bundle. It's raised $133,000. And it's done something really peculiar... The average ...
The Humble Bundle went live almost ten hours ago. It's broken all the previous Humble Bundle records for Books.  As I type this, about 7000 people have already bought the  Bundle. It's raised $133,000. And it's done something...
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Exciting news, and I expect additional trips to Berlin in the future!
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Nice! If you're in Berlin you should come visit Zurich ;) 
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NOAA is making an effort to get their data out into hosted locations in the cloud, including Amazon - we are already consumers of weather predictions from NOAA, and have an interest in historical atmospheric conditions so this could be quite handy!
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I believe this is a project by Chris Van Arsdale, a past coworker at Google.  Deep image stacks + deep learning for the win!
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This fits perfectly into my business plan for selling fixed-height tarp covers for large above ground oil storage tanks and cardboard car decoys for struggling retail outlets...
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Geospatial Software Developer
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    Software Developer, 2013 - present
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    GIS Data Engineer, 2011 - 2013
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I am a geospatial software developer working for Planet Labs in San Francisco.  I am lead on the GDAL/OGR project, as well as active in the Open Source Geospatial Foundation
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