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DMS to DD to KML with AWK and sed


In a 2014 Linux Rain article I describe a fast 'points plotter' for Google Earth. First I copy a list of latitude/longitudes (lat/lons) from a spreadsheet to the clipboard, then I launch a shell script with a keyboard shortcut. The script builds a KML file from the copied list and opens the KML for…

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Building a gazetteer table from KML files


Geoscience Australia has a freely downloadable gazetteer of Australian placenames with more than 370 000 entries. The download is a .zip file (83 mb) containing a user guide together with placenames data in GML, KML and Microsoft Access (.mdb) formats. What I wanted from all that data was a simple…

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Using metrics effectively in OpenStack development

The OpenStack Foundation Ecosystem Technical Lead, Ildik Vncsa, explains how OpenStack metrics can be used in software development processes.

Nino Vranesic: Open Source Advocate and Mozilla Rep in Slovenia

 FOSSforce: What's it like to advocate for open source and be a rep for Mozilla in Slovenia?

Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

Cisco's Talos team has developed an open-source tool that can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks.

Wedge 100: Facebook's Latest Open Source Hardware Can Deliver 100G

 fossbytes: Facebook has announced that the Open Compute Project has accepted the Wedge 100 Specifications for their next-generation open network switch.

How To Patch and Protect Linux Kernel Zero Day Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability CVE-2016-5195

 Nixcraft: A very serious security problem has been found in the Linux kernel.

Yocto driven camera design taps octa-core Snapdragon

Qualcomm and Thundercomm unveiled a Linux-supported, 4K camera reference design with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 and video analytics software.

Renesas spins 3rd Gen automotive starter kits, adds new M3 SoC

Renesas has launched two Linux-ready R-Car starter kits optimized for AGL and GENIVI: an R-Car H3 based Premier and a Pro with a lower-end M3 SoC.

The Dirty Cow Linux bug: A silly name for a serious problem

ZDnet: With attacks in the wild reported, you need to fix this Linux bug as soon as possible.

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Do you have small children? If so, check "It's Spring Again", an educational indie game about the seasons

Tags:Casual,Demo,Educational,Indie Game,SteamIt's Spring Again is a extremely small educational game which aims to teach very young children about…

Save your land from a supernatural infection in 'Disturbed', a short free visual adventure

Tags:Adventure,Casual,Free Game,Horror,Visual NovelDisturbed is a visual adventure with hand-made black and white graphics, where you play as a…

Team Fortress 2, has fixes for Linux texture handling issues

Tags:Action,FPS,Steam Team Fortress 2 [Steam] has a big halloween update, and with it a well needed fix for the Linux version to do with textures.…

Don't Starve Together 'A New Reign' update allows players to share minimaps

Tags:Sandbox,Steam,SurvivalDon't Starve Together [Steam, Official Site], the multiplayer expansion of action-adventure video game Don't Starve, has…

Join me tonight for the Linux Gaming Livestream at 19:45 UTC

Tags:LivestreamIt's Friday! Time to throw your pants out the window and watch our weekly Friday livestream! Actually, don't throw them out, bit…

The Linux version of Arma 3 is set to continue on, and Arma 3 plans to go 64bit

Tags:Action,FPS,Simulation,Steam,Virtual Programming Good news for Arma 3 [Steam] fans today, as Bohemia Interactive have released their next…

'Polygod', a randomly generated FPS with a brutal difficulty curve is now on Linux

Tags:Action,Early Access,FPS,Indie Game,Roguelike,Steam 'Polygod' [Steam, Official Site] is an Early Access FPS with a focus on random generation and…

'Sally Face', a rather intriguing & dark adventure game about a boy with a prosthetic face

Tags:Unity3D,Adventure,Crowdfunding,Indie Game Well if that headline didn't catch your attention I don't know what will. Sally Face is a dark…

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided arrives on SteamOS & Linux on the 3rd of November

Tags:Feral Interactive,Coming Soon,Steam,FPS,RPGSeriously, what the heck Feral Interactive! First Dawn of War II, then Mad Max and very quickly after…

The latest 'Steam Client Beta Update' fixes wired Steam Controller support on Linux

Tags:Hardware,Steam,Beta Those of you who have been having trouble with the Steam Controller when in wired mode may appreciated the latest Steam…

Bastion for Linux is finally available on GOG, the game also now uses FNA

Tags:Action,GOG,Adventure,RPG As usual for GOG [Link], slow and steady! Bastion is now available on GOG and the game itself has been updated to use…

Rogue Singularity, a high-speed infinite obstacle course platformer has Linux support

Tags:Action,Platformer,Steam,Early Access,Indie Game Rogue Singularity [Steam, Official Site] is a pretty cool looking infinite obstacle course…

Speculation: A recent Mesa commit hints at a possible Batman: Arkham Origins Linux port (update: no it isn't)

Tags:Mesa,Drivers,Speculation,WineUpdate: Turns out it's not, as the author of the commit emailed me:QuoteNo, Batman is NOT being ported to Linux as…

Stellaris: Leviathans DLC and Heinlein patch 1.3 released

Tags:DLC,Steam,StrategyToday is a very good day, first Mad Max and now Stellaris DLC [Steam] and a big patch. As usual they have a bunch of new stuff…

Mad Max released for Linux, port report and review available

Tags:Action,Adventure,Feral Interactive,Review,Steam Mad Max is the latest Linux port from Feral Interactive, probably one of the titles I have been…