How to access your Linux based PostGIS database

Hey guys! Here is the next part about PostGIS running on Ubuntu and how to use it for your everyday work with GIS on your client computer. This can be the same computer your database is running on (here Ubuntu 16.04) or any remote PC with Linux or Windows… You don’t have a running PostGIS […]

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How to install PostGIS 2.3 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Hey guys, today about the installation of PostGIS, an open source and OGC compliant spatial database extender for the PostgreSQL database management system. It is similar in functionality to ESRI ArcSDE, Oracle Spatial, DB2 spatial extender and something (SQL Server spatial…?)from Microsoft. It provides outstanding performance and functionality – for free! At this time the […]

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OSGeo-Live: the best open source GIS ready to use package

GIS open-source? We often talk about QGis, GRASS, gvSIG and sometimes about GPSprune to edit GPX paths or JOSM to manage data from OpenStreetMap. But the software available under this type of license (open source & free software) is much wider. The live project OSGeo, is an operating system that collects most of this software and […]

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Installing Docker Compose on Ubuntu 20.04

This article was contributed by Dustin B. Cisneros of RackNerd – LowEndBox appreciates your contribution as always! Looking for a KVM VPS to run your Docker applications on? Be sure to check out RackNerd’s latest LowEndBox specials if you are looking for a KVM VPS. Docker Compose is an extremely useful tool that allows you …

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Karafka framework 1.4.0 Release Notes (Ruby + Kafka)

This release mostly solves problems related to message deserialization and normalizes some of the naming conventions to ease during the upgrade to the upcoming 2.0 version. Note: This release is the last release with ruby-kafka under the hood. We’ve already started the process of moving to rdkafka-ruby. Note: If you are using Sidekiq-Backend plugin, please …

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How to Install Remote Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 with XRDP

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How to install Webmin on Ubuntu 20.04

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The hidden cost of the Ruby 2.7 dot-colon method reference usage

Note: This case is valid also for the “old” #method method usage. The reason why I mention that in the “dot-colon” context, is the fact that due to the syntax sugar addition, this style of coding will surely be used more intensely. Note: This feature has been reverted. See details here: bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/16275. Note: Benchmarks and …

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NameError: undefined method ‘parse’ for class ‘NilClass’ when doing Time.zone.parse

If you get following error when trying to parse time: Time.zone.parse(‘2019-01-01 11:11:11′) Traceback (most recent call last): 16: from /bundler/friendly_errors.rb:124:in `with_friendly_errors’ 15: from /bundle:30:in `block in ‘ 14: from /bundler/cli.rb:18:in `start’ 13: from /bundler/vendor/thor/lib/thor/base.rb:466:in `start’ 12: from /bundler/cli.rb:27:in `dispatch’ 11: from /bundler/vendor/thor/lib/thor.rb:387:in `dispatch’ 10: from /bundler/vendor/thor/lib/thor/invocation.rb:126:in `invoke_command’ 9: from /bundler/vendor/thor/lib/thor/command.rb:27:in `run’ 8: from /bundler/cli.rb:465:in `exec’ …

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Karafka framework 1.3.0 Release Notes (Ruby + Kafka)

Note: These release notes cover only the major changes. To learn about various bug fixes and changes, please refer to the change logs or check out the list of commits in the main Karafka repository on GitHub. TL;DR If you would prefer to see the changes in the code, here’s the upgrade PR from the …

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