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Visualizing GPS Data With QGIS
This tutorial will teach you how to use QGIS to generate a map image from GPX track data.
29 Jun 2020

Mapping GPS Data in uMap
uMap is a website which allows you to import GPX data and overlay it on an OpenStreetMap layer. This tutorial will teach you how to view GPX-formatted GPS data in uMap.
5 May 2020

Mapping GPS Data in Google Earth
Google Earth is a map viewer that provides an easy way to view GPS data files. This tutorial will teach you how to view GPX-formatted GPS data in Google Earth.
4 May 2020

Logging GPS Tracks With iOS and MyTracks
This tutorial will teach you how to use an iOS device to log GPS data and export it to a GPX file (which can then be used by mapping software).
3 May 2020

Converting GPS Data Between GPX and KML
GPX and KML are both file types used to store GPS data. This tutorial will teach you how to convert between GPX and KML (in both directions) using GPS Visualizer.
2 May 2020

Extracting GPX Files From a Garmin Automotive GPS
This tutorial will teach you how to record route data on a Garmin automotive GPS and extract it into a GPX file (which can then be used by mapping software).
30 Apr 2020

Generating GPX and KML Maps With Ruby on Rails
How to use Ruby to create GPX and KML map data files.
1 May 2019

A Primer on Car Rentals
Some tips and tricks for your first car rental.
29 Apr 2018

Creating Multiple Flash Messages in Ruby on Rails
On my Flight Historian application, a number of my pages make use of the Ruby flash and flash.now session messages for alerts. However, some of those pages needed to have multiple messages of the same type, which flash didn’t allow me to do. To fix this, I wrote my own messages structure.
5 Apr 2017

Parsing Boarding Pass Dates in Ruby on Rails
Boarding pass barcodes contain data that’s useful for automatically filling in flight data, but their dates are particularly difficult to parse.
16 Jan 2017

Finding Your Tail Number (When You Can’t See It)
Every aircraft has a unique registration number, usually printed on or near the tail, which you can use to track which specific airplanes you’ve been on.
13 Sep 2015

Creating a Regular Expression for US Tail Numbers
Each country has its own assigned format for tail numbers, so it’s possible to look at each tail number and determine what country it’s from. I wanted to create a regular expression to recognize US tail numbers.
4 Sep 2015