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.

Dashboards and online maps

Exploring the possibilities to publish your maps and other content online

De Grote Geo Show

The Grote Geoshow is a Dutch show on Twitch (live) and YouTube by the OSGeo.nl foundation and friends. It airs every Thursday afternoon and is all about open geo topics.

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.

Data analysis and exploration

Agricultural research, development projects, conservation prioritization; it all has a spatial component. In geographic information system (GIS) analysis, a crucial step is to link knowledge to location.

OSGeo.nl

Website of the OSGeo.nl foundation.