open source

Working with the global Building Footprints data

The open building footprints, released by Bing Maps, is a great data set. However, it is not an easy one to work with. You can download GeoJSON files for each country separately, but even so, they are too large to work with. Luckily, with just a few lines of code, you can split the file in manageable chunks that are easier to deal with. Read on to see how.

RStudio meets Zotero

There is certainly something to look forward to in the upcoming RStudio version 1.4. With the all new visual RMarkdown editor and integration with Zotero, you can not only run your analyses in RStudio, you can also write the report with ease.

Legend for continuous raster in QGIS composer

This blogpost shows in a few steps how to add a continuous colour legend for a raster layer in a map layout in QGIS. It is a work around, but it works.

Open source tools

Programs like R and GRASS GIS are incredible powerful. But occasionally, you'll need a functionality that is not available yet. Luckily, depending on the kind of functionality, it isn't terribly difficult to create your own scripts. In the past years I have created a few scripts that, I hope, are useful to others as well.

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