Category: applications

The 2012 Presidential Election Map using PostGIS, Geoserver and OL3

The news of the beginning of the week was monopolized by the US presidential election. During the last few months, a lot of interactive maps flourished on the internet showing…
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A Hooded Vulture Wildlife study using Movebank, PostGIS, QGIS and KML

Movebank.org is fabulous website that centralizes GPS data of tracked animals. Hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, the platform data are accessible to researchers from all over the world to study…
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Capital cities in the centre of the country

What makes a city a capital is more complicated than it seems. In most cases, the capital is the prime economic, cultural or intellectual centre that becomes the focal point of…
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Routing in Brisbane: a recipe for a complete web app

Routing We use routing almost everyday. In the car, the GPS is our best friend. In public transportation we use the topological maps to find the quickest connections between point A and point…
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Kelmis – Home sweet home

Kelmis is the village in Belgium I am coming from. I was born in Eupen but I lived the most part of my life in Kelmis (aka La Calamine in…
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IKEA Stores and their catchment areas in the Benelux countries

The catchment area of a store is its nearby surroundings where the customers are living. If we take into account the Reilly's law of retail gravitation, "customers may be willing…
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BEL20 Stock Market Index on maps

One of my hobbies beside GIS is following the Stock Market, whether it is the Belgian BEL20, the French CAC40, the Dutch AEX, the German DAX30 and of course the…
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Shortest Distance on the Mercator map- The Web App

Dear very value reader, A long time ago, I published an article about the shortest path between two points on Earth. These are actually curved on a Mercator map and…
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Australian States and Territories

Australia is such a large country which sub-territories, the Australian States and Territories, can be compared to all the other UN-recognized countries in terms of size, population and GDB. Information…
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