Spotting the bird spotters -
mapping bird sightings from the Dutch Waarneming.nl site
Roman-era quarry in The Netherlands used as a NATO bunker
The notion that I could just cut myself a whole new room with a chainsaw—just revving this thing up and carving an entire new hallway or corridor, pushing relentlessly forward into what looks like solid earth, possibly even sawing my way into the roots of another country—is so awesome an architectural condition that I would move there tomorrow if I could.
i appreciate the enthusiasm
LOD Cloud Growing -
one part of my brain understands this is just a network graph of semantic web things. the other part really wants it to be an rpg. a weather-related rpg that we can use for dice-shaming - “just kept rolling twos so it never rained and now the world is on fire. thanks.”
Data cleaning code cannot be clean. It’s a sort of sin eater. — @StatFact
Spend an hour watching the clouds roll overhead and no two of them will be the same. The complexity and dynamic motion of turbulence make these flows fascinating, even mesmerizing, to watch. Humans are a pattern-seeking species. We like to seek order in apparent chaos, and this, perhaps, is what makes turbulence such a captivating subject for scientists and artists alike. —
Nicole Sharp, “The Beautiful Unpredictability of Coffee, Clouds, and Fire”
Something a little different today. I have a guest post over at Nautilus about looking for patterns in turbulence. Go check it out!
Improving data visualisation for the public sector
Humanitarian Data Exchange
OpenStreetMap node density map 2014
A little bit of slope makes up for a lot of Y-intercept. — John Ousterhout (via)
batyr: On-demand synchronization of vector data to a PostGIS database | geOps