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GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library. GIS / Geospatial podcast and blog

Geospatial Data Abstraction Library - GDAL

by Daniel ODonohue 18 min read

GDAL stands forGeospatial Data Abstraction LibraryYou will find people pronouncing it variably asgee-dal, orgoo-dle. I come back to goo-dle frequently because it trips off the tongue a little more easily than gee-dal.Goo-dle was the original pronunciation. The founder of the GDAL project pronounced it goo-dle for many years. When he stopped being the maintainer of the project, he took a job with Google and found it difficult to say he worked at Google and was the founder of the GDAL project. 

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Access to spatial data, geospatial podcast for spatial people

Access to spatial data - making room for unexpected contributors

by Daniel ODonohue 18 min read

Are we making data available to those unexpected contributors? And are we making it available at a resolution sharp enough or high enough for the Dr. John Snows to have found that well?
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The evolution of geospatial file formats and data exchange

The evolution of geospatial file formats and data exchange

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read

An interview with one of the founders of Safe SoftwareDale Lutz (an all-around nice guy and a thought leader in the geospatial world). Dale walks you thought the evolution of the problems that Safe is solving, and gives you insight into the fallacy of the one “file to rule them all” theory and talks about trends in the geospatial file formats and data exchange in general.
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