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James Dietrich
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Geographer, Maker
Geographer, Maker

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I've often needed to calculate/predict the spatial resolution for aerial imagery collections that I do (the life of a remote sensing researcher). I wrote a Matlab script for some helicopter aerial photography as part of my dissertation research. But, I needed a more streamlined script for some of my current work with UAVs. So, here is a brand new Python script to do all the calculations for me (and you).

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Some initial results from my latest aerial mapping trials.

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A quick and easy camera extension cable I built for my Pi camera board.

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Red Morita Chile Salsa
Simple smokey red salsa - Make about 1 pint Ingredients: 1 dried morita (mora) chile 1 dried  guajillo chile 3 red jalapenos 6 fresh tomatillos 1 lime Salt & Pepper Preparation Toast the chiles in a cast iron pan, until fragrant Place the chilies in a bowl ...

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Some fun new 3D fly through videos

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Just a quick tutorial for a simple wired trigger for CHDK cameras.

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Definitely a fun toy. 

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What are your chances for a white Christmas (if you live in the United States)?

Minnesota. Maine. Upstate New York. The Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Practically anywhere in Idaho. And of course, the Rockies or the Sierra Nevada Mountains. According to NOAA, these are the places where weather history suggests you want to be if you're looking for the best chance of a white Christmas.

The map below shows the historic probability of there being at least 1-inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow on the ground in the Lower 48 states on December 25 based on the latest (1981-2010) U.S. Climate Normals from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. Dark gray shows places where the probability is less than 10 percent, while white shows probabilities greater than 90 percent.

Read more from NOAA at
http://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/what-are-your-chances-white-christmas

See a gallery of holiday-related satellite images at
http://www.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Gallery/holiday.php?src=googleplus
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