Mon, 08/12/2013 - 1:24pm
In a lot of instances, it is not cost effective to get CA signed certificates from commercial providers such as GoDaddy or VeriSign for test or staging servers. In this blog post I will show you how to generate self-signed ssl certificates using IIS Manger and an additional third party tool called SelfSSL7.
Generating a self-signed ssl certificate using IIS Manager (for IIS 7 and IIS 7.5) is trivially easy. Open the IIS Manager on your server click on your site. Click on Server Certificates.
Thu, 08/30/2012 - 9:24am
Figuring out the noodle soup of electrical terms for utility mapping for the non-electrical engineer GIS professional can be a bit head-spinning at times. Power plants, power stations, generators, transformers, capacitors, voltage regulators, circuit breakers, and don’t forget the run of the mill meters and fuses...
Sun, 07/22/2012 - 3:08pm
Today we will be explaining how to create a Drupal Views Slideshow similar to the one found on our home page.
Wed, 07/11/2012 - 10:12am
Ideally, Drupal installations run on Apache and MySQL. Drupal can operate on other platforms such as IIS and SQL Server, but these installations require extra work and are not for the average user.
Mon, 07/02/2012 - 12:16pm
With over 22,000 downloads per week in 2011, Drupal has major support in the US and over-seas (2011 OSCMS). Huge companies like AOL, Sony, and Warner Bros trust and use Drupal to "build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications." Together with Joomla and WordPress, it makes up the "Big 3" open-source (free) content management systems.
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 11:05am
We build a lot of Geographic Information System (GIS) apps for our clients. GIS apps, like all apps, have no value if users are unable to interact with the software. But I am not here to discuss the many rules and nuances of proper UI design, rather, to discuss the shift in programming we must take in order to ensure that our GIS apps live to see the future.
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 12:23pm
Via the wonder of social media - I found myself privvy to a heated, shall we say, conversation about 'global warming' or 'climate change.' I am not sure which term is currently accurate or appropriate or politically correct, given which donkey or elephant one might be riding at the moment... Amazingly - the argument being touted was that humans cannot affect the earth. Not even 7 billion of them. Not one little bit.
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 1:07pm
Geographic Information Systems Services - what the heck does that mean anyway?
Ever been at a social gathering and have someone innocently ask 'what do you do'? Most answers are a couple of words - "I teach physics," "I make widgets," or "I'm a lawyer." Those of us who have careers working with GIS may find ourselves reaching out for a few more words to try and explain just what it is we do.