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briantjacobs /
Last active February 18, 2024 10:02
Storytelling from Space

Storytelling from Space: Tools/Resources

This list of resources is all about acquring and processing aerial imagery. It's generally broken up in three ways: how to go about this in Photoshop/GIMP, using command-line tools, or in GIS software, depending what's most comfortable to you. Often these tools can be used in conjunction with each other.

Acquiring Landsat & MODIS

Web Interface

  • Landsat archive
  • don't blow your deadline
  • don't be wrong
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simonw / log.lua
Created June 22, 2011 09:28
Query logging for mysql-proxy
Copyright (C) 2007 MySQL AB
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
mbostock / .block
Last active June 16, 2019 03:59
Creating Thumbnails with GraphicsMagick
license: gpl-3.0
ajturner / EncodedPolyline.js
Created November 21, 2010 22:32
Javascript tools for encoding polylines
// PolylineEncoder.js copyright Mark McClure April/May 2007
// This software is placed explicitly in the public
// domain and may be freely distributed or modified.
// No warranty express or implied is provided.
// History:
// V 2.1 July 2007
// Minor modification in distance function to enhance
// speed. Suggested by Joel Rosenberg.
kleinmatic / ascii.txt
Created March 25, 2012 04:05
ASCII character 28. Used by the Federal Election Commission as a field delimiter, so it's useful when working with some FEC files. How to Use: Download or clone, open in any competent plain-text editor and use the regular means to add it to your clipboard

jacobian / why open source
Created July 24, 2013 17:49
Our arguments for open sourcing Django
  1. The code will get better. Linus' Law: "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow": we'll be able to get community contributions and bug reports, and thus the code will grow better faster than we can grow it ourselves. Also, Joy's Law - "No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else": we'll get better code from people who don't work for us than from people who do.

  2. We'll write better code. Wall's 3rd great virtual of a programmer, Hubris: we'll write better code people we don't want other people to say bad things about us. We'll do better with the world watching than with just us.

  3. Increased ability to hire. We're a 19k circ newspaper in a town most people have never heard of. Open source will help put us on the map, make us a place people actually might be interested in working.

  4. When we do hire, we'll be able to hire pe

ryanpitts / brotatoes.txt
Created October 9, 2011 20:10
Weekend potato recipe
Weekend potatoes (or Brotatoes, to annoy teenage sons)
Yep, when you break it down, these are pretty simple. But they taste
good like crack late on a Sunday morning.
- a big-ass skillet (I use a 15-inch nonstick. Cast iron would be great.