Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of GeoDjangoBackground


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11/21/2007 02:35:47 PM (8 years ago)
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jdunck
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Clarified references to background info

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    55== What's GIS? ==
    6  * [http://cfis.savagexi.com/articles/category/gis Series of blog posts] giving intro to GIS; choice quote from [http://cfis.savagexi.com/articles/2006/04/20/on-coordinate-systems#comments an early post]: "If you feel like ending a conversation with a developer then simply bring up the topic of character encodings ... [o]r ... coordinate systems. ... So in the spirit of Tim Bray's and Joel Spolsky's wonderful writeups of character encodings, I thought I'd put together a basic survival guide to coordinate systems over my next few posts and then tie it back to Google Maps."
     6 * Series [http://cfis.savagexi.com/articles/2006/04/20/on-coordinate-systems 1], [http://cfis.savagexi.com/articles/2006/04/23/geocentric-coordinate-systems 2], [http://cfis.savagexi.com/articles/2006/04/30/projections 3], [http://cfis.savagexi.com/articles/2006/05/02/coordinate-systems-putting-everything-together 4], [http://cfis.savagexi.com/articles/2006/05/03/google-maps-deconstructed 5], [http://cfis.savagexi.com/articles/2006/06/30/mouse-coordinates-to-lat-long 6]   of blog posts by Charles Savage giving intro to GIS; choice quote from [http://cfis.savagexi.com/articles/2006/04/20/on-coordinate-systems#comments an early post]: "If you feel like ending a conversation with a developer then simply bring up the topic of character encodings ... [o]r ... coordinate systems. ... So in the spirit of Tim Bray's and Joel Spolsky's wonderful writeups of character encodings, I thought I'd put together a basic survival guide to coordinate systems over my next few posts and then tie it back to Google Maps."
    77 * More on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map_projection map projections], including why people can't agree on just one (utf-8).
    88 * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geodesy geodesy] the field of science for this stuff.
     
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    3535== Useful Data ==
    36  * [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tiger2006se/tgr2006se.html TIGER/Line]: "The TIGER/Line files are extracts of selected geographic and cartographic information from the [http://www.census.gov/ Census Bureau's] TIGER®  (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) database."  This data is useful in creating your own geocoding database service.  Currently 2006 Second Edition is the latest.  Note: The Census Bureau will be [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tgrshp.html providing SHP files] in Fall, 2007. 
     36 * [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tiger2006se/tgr2006se.html TIGER/Line]: "The TIGER/Line files are extracts of selected geographic and cartographic information from the [http://www.census.gov/ Census Bureau's] TIGER®  (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) database."  This data is useful in creating your own geocoding database service.  Currently 2006 Second Edition is the latest.  Note: The Census Bureau will be [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tgrshp.html providing SHP files] in Fall, 2007.
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