Tuesday, October 25, 2016
On my previous post I've created a python script which could be executed inside QGIS in order to split the various layers onto smaller, more manageable chunks.
I've been wanting to create a proper QGIS plugin to package that logic for some time but I've been postponing it as I was expecting it to be slightly tricky, mostly due to the fact that I've never done a QGIS plugin before and anticipated that it could quite challenging.
Truth be told, it was actually quite simple. Due to a mix of awesome online documentation and some starter tools this was mostly a straightforward process.
Let me start by showing the end-result and them I'll explain how it was built.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
On my last post I've setup an asp.net core project which outputs simple maps tiles dynamically generated using the ImageProcessor library (which now supports .NET Core).
As I've mentioned that lib doesn't yet include drawing functionality, so on this post I'll try to address that as a pre-requisite to being able to draw proper map tiles. For now I'll focus on drawing lines, including support for variable width and anti-aliasing, doing some benchmarking along the way to make sure that the performance is adequate.
By-the-way, since my first post the proper 1.0 release has been launched, so I'm also updating the code to reflect the latest bits :)
Lots of stuff to do so let's get started:
Friday, June 10, 2016
As most of you might have heard Microsoft has recently released .Net core RC2. Although it's still subject to lots of changes I think now is a good time to get on the bandwagon, particularly with the various improvements that have been done.
On this series I'm going to do a cross-platform tile-server that generates tiles with hexagons displayable on a map. As I'm just learning .NET core this will be a learning exercise for me and I'll post all of the steps that I've done in order to achieve the end-result.