Leaflet Day 14 - Image Overlay and Wrap-up

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

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

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

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.