Category: Software

How to create PostGIS database on PostGRESQL (case of Ubuntu)

PROBLEM:
I like to use PostGIS for my GIS work. Creating a GIS database inside PostGRESQL is not straigth forward. I mean just a couple of lines but I do it by hand. My problem is Ubuntu rep installations do not match to the documentation installations. Therefore, I wanted to take a note to myself in this post how do I do it; so I can use it in the future. Maybe you find helpful too.

SOLUTION:
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CheckInstall for your locally compiled applications

PROBLEM:
I do mostly compile my scientific tools from source. That gives me an option to compile them with the latest libraries that they are depended on. Most of the source codes are very well maintained and uses great tools like Autotools etc. Of course when you choose to maintain a personal PC like that, you end up with a lot of compiling. My problem was that when I install a successfully compiled code I cannot remove it most of the time or in another words “uninstall” them. One solution is to create Debian packages, or I can install and remove when ever I want with apt tools. BUT, this needs a lot of knowledge on package management. I do not want to spend my time on learning that, I just want a solution that I can remove and compiled code I want whenever I want. Yet, I did not know that there was already a solution for such need. Here is 3 easy steps to do that:
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Buffalo USB 3.0 Interface Express Card and linux

UPDATE: [2013-08-02]
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UPDATE: [2012-07-21]
After using it couple of weeks I decided to send back the hardware. It has issues with kernel 3.x. I replace with a new addition to my laptop, which replaces the DVD player but works 100%.

PROBLEM:
I decided to buy a USB 3.0 hard disk. My experience with the one in the office is quite remarkable. The speed they offer is actually real. I see nearly 8 to 9 times speed up in file transfer compared to USB 2.0. But, there was a problem, my laptop does not have a USB 3.0 so I needed to find a way to attach it.

SOLUTION:
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