A rare live blog post today. I'm writing this from Triangle Open Data Day 2014. This will basically be a page of links that I'll try to get around to later.
- QGIS – an open source GIS app! Download it here: http://www.qgis.org/ I can't wait to play around with this.
- PostGIS – Geospatial data in an open source RDBMS! http://postgis.net/ I've done a bit of work in PostgreSQL. A deep dive into OpenStreetMap is on my to-do list. PostGIS is another powerful incentive.
- GDAL – Utility to translate between geospatial coordinate systems: http://www.gdal.org/
- TileMill – Program to change styles for maps. https://www.mapbox.com/tilemill/
- Leaflet – Open source java script mapping http://leafletjs.com/
Open data resources:
- Raleigh open data. https://data.raleighnc.gov/
- Other local data sources: https://trianglewiki.org/Open_Data_Sources
- Socrata – SaaS company acting to make public data available. http://dev.socrata.com/
- RSocrata – An R interface to Socrata. https://github.com/Chicago/RSocrata
- Some data sets from Socrata https://opendata.socrata.com/
Cloud development resources:
- Postman supports testing web services. http://www.getpostman.com/
- Nitrous will set up a virtual machine for Python, Java Script and other development. https://www.nitrous.io/
MongoDB presentation is about to start. Will likely update this post.