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DMS to DD to KML with AWK and sed

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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

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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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KDE's new Linux distro: Terrible idea, or simply a huge mistake?

NetworkWorld: KDE's recently announced Linux distro, KDE Neon, seems like a questionable move that has the potential for disaster.

No Linux for Batman, XCOM 2 Arrives & More...

 FOSSforce: Seemingly out of the blue, Batman: Arkham Knight's planned Linux and OS X release has been cancelled.

Is Docker ditching Ubuntu Linux? Confusion reigns

CIO.com: Docker has long relied on Ubuntu Linux as the default host environment for Docker apps

The Influence of Debian in Linux Open Source Community

tecmint: Debian has a profound influence on much of Linux today.

SourceForge Attempts to Rebuild its Integrity

InternetNews: There was a time when SourceForge was the defacto default standard open-source code repository. That time is not now

Samsung hopes Raspberry Pi can spread Tizen OS adoption

 CIO.com: Samsung sees the popular Raspberry Pi board as a way for a potentially large number of enthusiasts to develop products with Tizen OS.

An Analysis Of The Top 10 Linux Distributions Of 2015

This guide looks at the top 10 Linux distributions of 2015 as listed on Distrowatch and discusses the suitability of them for the average Joe or the Everyday Linux User.

Unikernels, Docker, and Why You Should Care

LinuxJournal: Docker's recent acquisition of Unikernel Systems has sent pulses racing in the microservice world.

Rosa Is a Real Powerhouse

LinuxInsider: Rosa is a Russian company with a variety of Linux-based solutions.

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Cities: Skylines to get a free Theme Editor, with way more map customization options

Tags:Video,Strategy,Steam,Sandbox,City BuilderCities: Skylines looks like it's getting some really great support, and with a free update coming soon…

The talk about Vulkan at FOSDEM by Jason Ekstrand from Intel now has a video up

Tags:Vulkan,VideoFor those wanting to listen to the actual talk Jason Ekstrand from Intel did about Vulkan you can now watch the video.QuoteVulkan is…

Tempest, a good looking pirate ship combat game looks like it's coming to Linux

Tags:Steam,RPG,Early Access,Adventure,ActionTempest is a pretty good looking naval warfare game involving pirate ships, and it looks like it's coming…

BattlEye anti-cheat now supports Linux, already live in ARK: Survival Evolved

Tags:Toolkit,Survival,Steam,Editorial Everyone playing ARK: Survival Evolved on Linux can calm down now, as BattlEye now supports Linux and it's…

We Are Legion, indie strategy game with hundreds or even millions of units now on Linux

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Indie GameWe Are Legion is a small indie strategy game with no unit caps, so you could end up with millions of units going at it.…

Vulkan webinar to take place this month, hour session talking about the API and SDK

Tags:Coming Soon,Editorial,VulkanIt's getting close to the launch of Vulkan, I can feel it! Khronos are doing a webinar on February 18th at 9:00am PT…

Steam Beta adds hardware accelerated encoding for Nvidia on Linux, Steam Controller major update

Tags:Steam,Hardware,Editorial,BetaUpdate: Valve said this about the missing option to run a game with the big picture mode overlay from the normal…

Amazon launches Lumberyard, a free game engine that will support Linux and have source access

Tags:Game Engine,EditorialAmazon dropped a bit of a big one recently, they announced Lumberyard which will be a mix of code from CryEngine, Double…

ARK: Survival Evolved devs throwing money at BattlEye for Linux support, good news for Arma 3 too

Tags:Steam,EditorialSad news for players of ARK: Survival Evolved as it now uses BattlEye for online play, but the great news is the developers of…

Firewatch, a first person mystery adventure game released for Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Steam,AdventureFirewatch looks awesome, for the style, the story and the gameplay. It's available day-1 for Linux and SteamOS. Sadly, the…

GOL Cast: Killing mushrooms and spiders in Sproggiwood

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Tweaking Performance in XCOM 2

Tags:Unreal Engine,Nvidia,Feral Interactive,AMDWhen Firaxis chose to use Unreal Engine to power their latest title, XCOM 2, they chose to stay on the…

Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition now available for Linux, texture issues

Tags:Zombies,Steam,RPG,ActionDying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition is a big patch and DLC now available for Dying Light. I have tested it a…

Does Dying Light's Linux to Linux multiplayer fail for you? Please confirm it here

Tags:Zombies,Steam,Editorial I've heard reports far and wide that the Linux to Linux multiplayer in Dying Light is broken. Myself and Samsai tried to…

Multiplayer indie action game 'Super Snow Fight' may get a Linux version if there is enough demand

Tags:Action,Indie Game A developer of Super Snow Fight, a multiplayer action indie game, claims in its Steam discussion forum that if they receive…