Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Win a 30gb ipod by creating new Mapguide logo

The recently open sourced Mapguide is looking for a new logo/look

The prize is a 30gb ipod, $150 buck worth of kit and a warm fuzzy feeling

Mapguide is a very fast web based GIS that was previously a commercial product
from Autodesk, which has been rebuilt from scratch. DIY Google Earth

Monday, May 15, 2006

Connecting to oracle with autocad map 3d 2007

how to get an oracle connection up and running in Autocad Map 3d 2007 ain't as
simple as it should be. It's a little confusing, especially when it comes to the creating a
schema for the FDO objects...

here's a useful explanation of how to get it going from the support forums - connection dialog box for new data store not open

generally speaking, i reckon, if such product question's arise in the support forums.. update the built-in help for the product....

it's interesting approaching a product you haven't worked with before, as a an experienced developer and seeing the techonology from a fresh user perspective...

kinda like when i used to work as a production manager / lighting designer and you hit the first full runs and hopefully ( it's difficult when your doing both tho ) at that point your able to disconnect yourself from the months or years of pre-production experience and place yourself into the mode where your a member of the great unwashed seeing the show for the first time.

what i try to do is to correlate my background knowledge of which direction you need to be taken as an audience member with what you actually experience...

it's a hard thing to do, but when you can do it, it can have amazing results :-)

Monday, May 01, 2006

Google maps have hi res europe!

quite a few amazing memories from this place.... Kiekebusch

now if only the would update Australia on google maps!