The new tool draws the new logo.

imagesIn addition to being a career datarat, I have some other interest like kite boarding, standup paddle boarding and motorcycles but my most recent interests is machining.  I’m learning mostly through YouTube and to practice I’ve acquired a small mill, lathe, drill press, band-saw and… CNC router!

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OpenVDMv2… in the wild.

EndeavorThe crew aboard the R/V Endeavor has once again subjected themselves to beta testing the newest version of Open Vessel Data Management (OpenVDMv2).  My thanks again for their bravery.  Endeavor’s OpenVDM installation was updated to the new version during the first weekend of July and has been in active use since.  As expected some bugs with the new version did emerge but even so, reviews have been very positive for the improved performance, expanded functionality and completely redesigned user-interface.

For more information on OpenVDMv2 changes as well screenshots and a link to the live demo, please read this post, OpenVDMv2… now available for beta-testing.

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OpenVDMv2… now available for beta-testing.

After six months of development the second version of Open Vessel Data Management (OpenVDMv2) is finally ready for beta testing.  This second version is an almost complete re-write of the original and incorporates a lot of great technologies that should provide improved performance, improved user experience and serve as an excellent base for expanding functionality moving forward… I’m pretty excited! Continue reading

R/V Falkor becomes first vessel to use OpenVDM for uploading and displaying data on shore.

imagesToday marks a real milestone for OpenVDM and for me it represents a real personal triumph.  As of just a few hours ago the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) went live with their R/V Falkor Status Page.  While what the page does is not a first for a research vessel (many other vessels have similar shore-side portals) it is the first time a major oceanographic institute has chosen to leverage OpenVDM’s built-in ship-to-shore transfer capability and web-based data visualization tools to do so. Continue reading