books

Leaflet Day 14 - Image Overlay and Wrap-up

February 11, 2019

We end our series with a somewhat trivial, though interesting addition to our map and a special offer. Leaflet allows you to add an image that spans a specified region on the map. Here we add a picture of a little lost moose to the map. In this instance, it serves no purpose other than to show we can do it. The JavaScript code needed is: var imageUrl = "/images/calf_moose.png"; bounds = thetrail.

The Ink is Dry

October 19, 2008

Looks like the ink is dry on Desktop GIS and it should start shipping soon. You can get the full scoop from the Pragmatic Bookshelf. Update: It’s now shipping. See the announcement.

Git Book

October 1, 2008

This weekend I finished reviewing Pragmatic Version Control Using Git by Travis Swicegood. If you are a git user or interested in learning about the latest in version control for your source code, check it out. The book is available in beta now.

Desktop GIS - the book - Now in Beta

May 7, 2008

The book is now available in beta. Excerpts from two of the chapters are available online. What’s a beta book? Well in this case it’s a lot like software—feature complete and ready for you to give it a spin. The announcement from the Pragmatic Bookshelf: The Pragmatic Bookshelf | Desktop GIS “From Google Maps to iPhone apps, geographic data and visualization is quickly becoming a standard part of life. Desktop GIS shows you how to assemble and use an Open Source GIS toolkit.