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Help mapping the Philippines

Hi, last night I helped teach some students of the UP (University of Philippines) how to do remote mapping for OSM (openstreetmap.org) data. It is extremely easy, just go to tasks.hotosm.org, login, choose a job, read the workflow tab, select a task (in the task tab) and finally click on ID. An online editor will open with the explainations you need.

Go have fun helping
Thanks Marco

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Help Coron after Typhoon Hayan

Don’t use the donate button on the right, use the button at the bottom

Hi all, as some of you know, I’m in the Philippines right now, on a WorldBank mission to help teach an open source planning, preparedness and response tool (inaSAFE) to locals.

I’m in Manila where all is good. Hayan didn’t hit here and while it was hitting hard on the central and southern Philippines, I was safely in the north thanks to Dirk Fahrenbach (in CC) which told me not to head south to go diving (I hadn’t checked the weather forecast 10 days ago yet).

Unlike some other dive operators (not all of them, but he was the first to warn me and has actively been reaching out) which told me yes, no problem come dive to Coron the weekend, Dirk openly warned me not to go there when the typhoon path and strength were still uncertain.

I don’t know Dirk personally, and he didn’t ask me to do this (this is just one way I try to help), but I’m convinced that he is a very good soul and that if you can, you should consider sending some money to help the people there rebuild their homes and lives.

I’m sure you all have seen pictures in the media to realize the extent of the catastrophe and need no further motivation.

Below I forward you the support email send out by Dirk which includes details on how to transfer money directly to him via his German and Filipino bank account.

If you don’t want to do an international wire transfer, I setup a Paypal donate button in my account on which you can simply and safely donate using various credit cards. I will then then transfer all the money to him together with my donation.

to donate via paypal, please use ONLY this button, the one on the sidebar is for my opensource GIS work:





I really, hope you can help even a small gesture can do a lot.

ciao

Marco Bernasocchi

http://opengis.ch

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: “Dirk Fahrenbach”
Date: 12 Nov 2013 13:16
Subject: Re: coron conditions
To: “Marco Bernasocchi”
Cc:
Dear Friends

The super typhoon Haiyan hit Busuanga on the 08th of November with about 295 km per hour wind speed.

I am flying back to the island today.
All communications are down but I will travel every two days to find a place with signal.
All guests and staff survived without injuries.

But most of the employees lost their homes including myself (but I have an insurance). Some lost relatives and friends and are suffering a lot.

Resorts have big damages but clean up and repair is on full progress. Most should be fixed within 10 days. Some guests still came in and now staying with us. Flights are coming in again and road to Coron is finally cleared. Others still need time to fix. All our dive centers and boats got no damages. We prepared and got very lucky. Thanks to our boat crew that stayed the whole night on the boats with running engines.
If you like to donate anything to people you know and want to be sure that your money reach the people in need, you are welcome to transfer any amount to following accounts. We will send you pictures and info of those who got your donations. Thank you.

Dirk

Please indicate Donation Coron and send an e mail about the deposit.

Katharina Fellhauer

Lessingstr. 16

85757 Karlsfeld

Postbank Koeln

Konto Nr.: 0221430509

BLZ: 37010050

IBAN DE78 3701 0050 0221 4305 09

BIC PBNKDEFF

OR

Dirk Fahrenbach

Kreissparkasse Koeln

Account: 1311036377

BLZ: 37050299

OR

Bank: *METRO BANK*

Branch: *FTI COMPLEX TAGUIG*

Account name: *PRODIVE PHILS., INC*

Account #: *3423342149872*

Swift code: *MBTC PHMM 1630 PHILIPPINES*

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QGIS for android does not run on Galaxy Tab 3 (nor on all intel based tablets)

Hi all, just a quick note to remind you all that currently QGIS for android runs on ARM v7 tablets only. I currently have no time to make an x86 build and since I got two emails asking why the galaxy 3 didn’t run qgis I wanted to put out a quick warning. And remember to contribute to the tested device list here

ciao

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QGIS 2.0 on android gets symbology dialog

Tonight I finally managed to workaround the last big missing feature. Due to bug 5170, the renderer’s user interface was missing, but after fighting for hours, a minor change in the code made all the UI work. So go download the latest nightly build and let me know

ciao

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QGIS 2.0 nightly features review

The last few weeks have been super exciting and intense in terms of QGIS development. I’ve been working a lot and sleeping little to get the latest and greatest stuff to you in the nightly packages.
Here a non exhaustive list of what is getting into this awesome package:

  • Updated to QGIS 2.0.1
  • updated the full library stack to the latest releases (including GDAL 1.10.1 -with mbtiles and spatialite 4)
  • made a simplified base GUI
  • updated the java part
  • improved stability
  • readded qt menues
  • added rendering notification in canvas
  • updated icons

Beside the whole UI and stability work, the nicest feature is probably the mbtiles support. mbtiles are raster tiles in a sqlite database and are blazing fast, have a look at it in the video below.

For now, you still need to use the QGIS installer, but i’m already working on a strategy to soon get the package in the play store, so stay tuned for more super exciting android QGIS times to come, and of course, if you or anyone you know can buy me a glass of wine I’ll be a merry coder :)

QGIS 2.0 nightly on android from Marco Bernasocchi on Vimeo.

enjoy

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QGIS 2.0 for android is getting there

After two very android QGIS centric weeks I’m very happy to point you to last night nightly build that includes a lot of new improvements, better stability and of course all the super cool features of the freshly released QGIS 2.0.
So, go ahead, get the installer, get the latest nightly and let me know how it goes.
There are two known issues that I’m still working on (beside python support):

- There is no styling UI, but if you load an already styled project all works nice.
- When digitizing, don’t use the enter button in the android keyboard to confirm the attributes form but just close the keyboard and use QGIS ok button.

So, enjoy it, let me know how it goes, remember it’s alpha and maybe buy me a glass of wine :)

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Python support even closer

anybody has a hint?

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Getting closer to taming the snake

very geeky but I have to post this:

D/Qt (27512): src/python/qgspythonutilsimpl.cpp: 188: (runString) COMAND OK: import sys
D/Qt (27512): src/python/qgspythonutilsimpl.cpp: 188: (runString) COMAND OK: import os
D/Qt (27512): src/python/qgspythonutilsimpl.cpp: 188: (runString) COMAND OK: sys.path = ["/data/data/org.qgis.qgis/files/share/python","/data/data/org.qgis.qgis/files//python","/data/data/org.qgis.qgis/files//python" + "/plugins","/data/data/org.qgis.qgis/files/share/python/plugins"] + sys.path
D/Qt (27512): src/python/qgspythonutilsimpl.cpp: 91: (initPython) newpaths: "/data/data/org.qgis.qgis/files/share/python","/data/data/org.qgis.qgis/files//python","/data/data/org.qgis.qgis/files//python" + "/plugins","/data/data/org.qgis.qgis/files/share/python/plugins"
D/Qt (27512): src/python/qgspythonutilsimpl.cpp: 188: (runString) COMAND OK: from sip import wrapinstance, unwrapinstance
D/Qt (27512): src/core/qgsmessagelog.cpp: 45: (logMessage) 2013-05-21T01:57:20 [0] Python support ENABLED :-)

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Python support in qgis is getting there

Never been so close,  but it took the heck out of me… now lets see if after 4 days of continuous fiddling around I manage to tame the snake
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InaSAFE wins Open Source ‘Rookie of the Year’ award

From Tim’s post:

Rookie_Award_2012 A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of doing an interview on behalf of the InaSAFE project as part of the selection process for the Black Duck Software ‘open source rookies of the year’ competition. A week later we heard that we had made it into the top 10! The award is based on a selection or projects from the popular ohlog.net web site:

“Using data on open source projects from Ohloh.net and the Black Duck® KnowledgeBase™, Black Duck reviewed thousands of open source projects that were initiated in 2012 to select the fifth annual Open Source Rookies of the Year. Using a weighted scoring system, points were awarded based on project activity, commits pace, project team attributes and other factors. Black Duck determined the top 10 Rookie projects following an audit of its findings and normalization of scores.”

You can see all the winners listed at the official competition page here. We were also fortunate to be mentioned in Wired, DirectionsMag and various other places.

We have worked incredibly hard over the last year to make the InaSAFE plugin for QGIS, with a team of dedicated developers from AUSAID, WorldBank, Linfiniti, opengis.ch and a number of other developers and contributors, so it is really great to receive this acknowledgement! Here is looking to another great year of working on InaSAFE for 2013!

“We are pleased to recognize InaSAFE as one of the 2012 Open Source Rookies of the Year,” said Tim Yeaton, CEO and president, Black Duck Software. “The Rookies demonstrate how community innovation, particularly within the JavaScript and mobile projects, mirrors the need for innovation in web experiences, mobile devices and enterprise application. Being able to identify and showcase these up-and-coming open source projects is an important part of our mission at Black Duck to bring together the open source community and businesses around the world.”

Past winners of the prestigious award include Twitter Bootstrap, Cloud Foundry, Mozilla Persona (formerly known as BrowserID), Red Hat OpenShift, Eclipse Orion, Apache Rave, Salt Stack, OpenStack, Diaspora and many other notable projects.

I’m really happy to be part of this team and I look forward to more hacking (in the original sense of course) together, Great job guys

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