Showing posts from February, 2014

Why indoor maps are important.

Asking a tough question "why are indoor maps important?".  The answer is simply the same reason as to why any map is important. Maps guide us in many ways, present us huge amounts of information in a simple manner. Here is a top 5 list of why indoor maps are important: Transfer information fast Images share more information than words hands down. Complex building structures are literally a maze of ways and paths.  Indoor maps show floor plans, furniture and other features to identify your way. Allow to check our progress You can locate where you are and how much further you have to go.  Indoor floor plans with routing can show you your way from point A to B and see where you are. Ease communication Trying to explain where some thing is located is not an easy task.  Whenever you want to show someone where something is located you want a "map".  Indoor maps show you the floor plan and floors for complex buildings in a familar way. Reduce stress Do

Ubuntu Linux secure copy to / from server

This post is more of a note to my self this is all running on a Ubuntu 12.04 machine.  You can do all of this from your local Ubuntu machine and do not need to login on remote server via ssh. Copy folder FROM server TO local machine using command line  Remote folder :  /var/www/someRemoteFolderName destination folder on local machine: /var/www/localFolderName username:  bob ip or dns: mydomainName Command is : root@mdiener-VirtualBox:# scp -r  bob@mydomainName://var/www/someRemoteFolderName/  /var/www/localFolderName  then enter password at the prompt Copy folder TO server FROM local machine using command line Remote folder is :   /var/www/someRemoteFolderName destination folder  on local machine: /var/www/localFolderName username:   bob ip or dns:  mydomainName Command is : root@mdiener-VirtualBox:# scp -r /var/www/localFolderName  bob@mydomainName://var/www/someRemoteFolderName/  then enter password at the prompt This is simply the reverse of

Open Geo Data in Austria

More and more data is constantly available on the web here in Austria.  I found it now time to write a little post summarizing where you can get data about Austria from Austria.   (all of Austria) /  ( Statistic Austria ) /   (Kärnten) /  (Tirol)  (Wien) l   (Niederösterreich) /  (Steirmark) (Vorarlberg)  (Stadt Linz) (Salzburg all data in Oberösterreich  (links is really long)  (Burgenland) To round out the list of prominent open data around us   (our swiss neigbours) Bundesamt für Kartographie  (Germany) Italy  open data ( if you can read Italian) EU data ( since we