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Wilderness 3d: The Canary Islands wilderness

Like many other Europeans I have had my share of visits to the Canary Islands (three and counting). The climate is decent from February until November. Some even like it in December and January. Most of us go to the … Continue reading

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Wilderness 4: Wilderness degradation analysis

Wilderness degradation happens when new encroachments are made changing the wilderness status of an area. It is a complex issue which does not easily lend it self to a GIS based analysis. I will refer to my posting on wilderness for a peek … Continue reading

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Wilderness 3b: The Guinea analysis

The map in this posting is the results of a calculation of wilderness based on methods discussed earlier in this series using OpenStreetMap data for Guinea. One of the reasons why I choose Guinea for a wilderness analysis is that … Continue reading

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Wilderness 2: A practical approach to wilderness analysis using FME

In a former posting I discussed how wilderness is not only about politics, religion, philosophy and legal instruments. Unless we force it into a practical context, the term “wilderness” remains an intangible size. Geographers have a long history for making representations of the … Continue reading

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QDGC-files updated

The Quarter Degree Grid Cells (QDGC) data set has been updated. It is well over a year since last time. Some errors in the current release has made this necessary. One of the things which kept me from doing the … Continue reading

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Converting shapefiles to Mission Planner .poly-files

Mission Planner by Michael Oborne is an impressive piece of software. It is used to program the open-source APM autopilot. The autopilot is used to control planes, copters and rovers. I have used Mission Planner a lot and I can not … Continue reading

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QDGC shapefiles available for national and continental scale distribution

A new set of the Quarter Degree Grid Cell shapefiles has been generated. The update is global and delivers an error fix for the country level files as well as a new product – continent level files. The QDGC shapefiles … Continue reading

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