Tile proxy server, make those GIS webpages work even without connectivity

Logo_MapProxy.svgYou know when you spend all that time building a really slick webpage with a great map feature and then find out it completely doesn’t work when the ship loses connectivity?  Well I do (with OpenVDMv2).  Here’s how I mitigated the situation.

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RVTEC 2015

rvtwlog2It’s that glorious time of year again!  Next week is the 2015 RVTEC conference.  This year the conference will be held at the U.Miami/Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science  in Miami, FL.  I ran out of time to have more diesel-to-data t-shirts made but I hope that doesn’t deter folks from talking with me.

I look forward to seeing some of you there (and enjoy the last warm weather I’ll experience for months),
– Webb

OpenVDMv2 is now up on GitHub!

GitHub-LogoAfter nearly two years of development and hundreds of days of use aboard multiple research vessels, the open-source projects Open Vessel Data Management (OpenVDMv2) and it’s shore-side companion OpenVDMv2 – Port Office are now available for download from the online software repository GitHub.


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The OceanDataRat is going back to sea.

EndeavorWhen I decided to leave NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research it was in small part due to the excessive time spent at sea aboard the Okeanos Explorer.  It’s been exactly 2 years since I left NOAA and I haven’t spent one night off-shore.  Well that’s about to change.  The reason: OpenVDMv2.


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