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Ben Mearns
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read-only messages in Geoserver with Postgres-backed Layers
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Geoserver WFS-T PostGIS (PostgreSQL) Layer Read-Only
An unexpected Read-Only message is common when attempting a Geoserver WFS-T request via the Demo page.  This is also true of WFS-T on a PostGIS-backed Layer. Here are a list of possible culprits: Verify the layer is writable by the Postgres role (user accou...
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Georeference a non-referenced image with gdal_translate
This technique is useful for georeferencing an image that you could be getting from a WMS server. To get an image from a WMS Server, first do a capabilities request via the URL.  This will return an XML with parameters.  The result will look something like ...
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I'm back!
I'm back from my cross country bike ride!  On a completely different topic, my book with Packt Publishing, is finished and available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other fine book retailers:
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Out to ride -- back sometime in September
I'm on a cross country bike ride! My progress as of 8/4/15: You can see photos here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0xPH918HEJ9aG52VjBQdHlhYm8&usp=sharing
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cakephp controller save from scaffolded "join table" relationship, non-conventional primary keys
When I build interfaces on top of a pre-established database schema, I usually can't change schema properties.  That's a problem when working with a "convention over configuration" MVC Framework like cakephp. After baking/scaffolding a CRUD interface based ...
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Auto-populate Bake/Scaffold Form in cakephp
To my knowledge, there's no way to "autopopulate" a form created through cakephp's bake/scaffold utility.  Populating of the forms are also not well documented.  Here's how you do it, with a related table via foreign key in the database. Variables set in yo...
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Applying Patches on ArcGIS Server for Linux (as root)
For various reasons, I had found I needed to be root to install ArcGIS Server on Centos. I ran into my first problem with that configuration on patching, when the script halts with the following message "You must install this [patch] as ArcGIS Server Owner,...
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ArcGIS on Centos, continued
When our cluster was upgraded, I somehow lost the ability to run ArcGIS Server. No problem, I said, I'll just rebuild the machine. This is where I was again reminded that ArcGIS Server installation is very different from other Linux software . The biggest...
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