Verify In Field

Posted in Uncategorized by johnsnavely on September 17, 2007

Yesterday, I had lunch with my friend Tim. He’s trying to get his weekend programmer thing going. Every weekend he comes up with a little project to code up and when he’s finished he releases the source code onto his blog.

This time I helped him a bit with a mapping project. (I really did little other than talk it through with him and process some of the images…but next week hopefully I’ll get to program too. The projects are usually small enough that there’s only one driver.)

The mapping project takes heat maps (or any image for which data can be mapped to specific colors) and generates the corresponding numerical data. In this case, it’s been applied to some dubious maps of Baghdad. There are larger implications for this tool, but hopefully I won’t have to tell you about them. I can show them to you.

Check out his source code and run it. It’s very straightforward, and perhaps you can think of some application to your own work….


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