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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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3 open source projects that transformed Hadoop

opensource.com: Initially, Hadoop implementation required skilled teams of engineers and data scientists, making Hadoop too costly and cumbersome for many organizations.

Red Hat Adds Cloud Consultation Service to Portfolio

 The VAR Guy: Red Hat has launched a new program called Cloud Innovation Practice, which will provide support and consultation services to organizations setting up clouds.

Latest Nvidia Shield player runs Android TV on Tegra X1

 LinuxGizmos: Nvidia's $199 STB version of Nvidia Shield runs Android TV on a Tegra X1, and boasts 4K video, 50 optimized games, and game streaming from a "Grid" service.

How to backup your Ubuntu Desktop with DejaDup

 HowToForge: Deja Dup is a nice graphical wrapper around the command line backup tool duplicity.

Red Hat Docker-Centric Atomic Host Linux Distro Debuts

eWEEK: The Docker-centric Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.1 is generally available, and RHEL 7.1 also came out today.

rTorrent - command line Bit Torrent client in Ubuntu Linux

 Linuxtechi: As Linux system admins we love to download and upload larger files using bit torrent clients from command line or from terminal.

Resurrecting the Armadillo

LinuxJournal: 1999 was a crazy year for business on the Internet, and for Linux.

Android Pay: Mobile Payment Systems, Unite

LinuxInsider: Android Pay will be an API layer of Android.

Ubuntu Cloud Switches Over To Using Systemd By Default

Phoronix: Ubuntu Cloud is the first official Ubuntu Linux flavor to have switched over to systemd by default as a replacement to Upstart.

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GOL Cast: Exploring Virtual Memories In Soul Axiom

Ever thought about recording your thoughts and memories into a computer to relive the happiest moments of your life again and again and again? Well, here we have a game in which we can explore what might happen if such technology was available to us. Let's go see what Soul Axiom has in store for us!

Valve Developed Own Vulkan Driver For Intel, They Demo Dota 2 On Source 2

Valve have been extremely busy, and we are already seeing some fruits of their work. They have written a Vulkan driver for an Intel GPU, showed Source 2 with Dota 2 on it, and they will open source the driver.

Itch Game Store Announces Open Revenue Sharing

It seems pretty standard across stores that they take a bit fat cut of developers revenue, but Itch.io is aiming to change this.

Steam Now Has Official Hardware Pages On Its Store (UPDATED)

I was wondering when they would do this! Steam Machines, Steam Link, and the Steam Controller have all gained store pages in a new Hardware section on Steam. This should help sales, a lot. UPDATED.

Torchlight II Now On Linux, Old News By A Day, But Here’s My Report

You know since yesterday with our massive SteamOS news post that Torchlight II is now on Linux, but since the dust is settling we have had some time to check out the port, here’s how it runs.

14 Steam Machines Revealed At GDC, Some Thoughts

With GDC being in full swing we’ve had a chance to take a look at 14 different models of Steam Machine thanks to Ars Technica, and the findings are interesting.

Planetary Annihilation Making A Go At Linux Stability, Report Your Bugs

Just a friendly note that Uber Entertainment are wanting feedback on Linux issues in Planetary Annihilation, as they want to make it a great experience.

Lots Of Big Games Confirmed For SteamOS, Torchlight II Now Out, Payday 2, Mordor And More Coming Too

Valve has announced a Steam sale simply titled ”STEAMOS SALE” with interesting games that are already available and games that they claim are heading over to the platform. The list seems to include some quite big titles too!

Zotac Announces A Proper Steam Machine With SteamOS (Updated)

Now it’s getting really interesting! Zotac has announced a proper Steam Machine with SteamOS, and it looks quite nice too. (Updated: See the bottom).

Source Engine 2, Steam Link And More Announced At GDC

This is what we have been waiting for, Valve sent out official word about a number of things! These include Source 2, Steam Link and more.

Mad Max From Avalanche Studios Confirmed For Linux

You like car games right? Well the crazy and amazing looking Mad Max has been confirmed for Linux/SteamOS.

Bard To The Future, And My Brutally Honest Look At This Platformer

Weirdest setting for a game ever award goes to Bard to the Future, a new platformer now available on Linux. I take my usual look to tell you what to do with your wallets.

Unreal Tournament Has Come A Long Way, New Beautiful Map Included

The new free Unreal Tournament has come a long way in a short time, and it’s getting better with each new release!

The Funding Crowd 42

Finally we come to issue #42, which seems an appropriate occasion to come clean and confess that we are not really The Funding Crowd, but merely A Funding Crowd. Didn't you hear that we come in six-packs?

DRM Free Games Sales Orgy With GOG's Double Insomnia Promo

Since earlier yesterday and till next Friday a new Insomnia Promo is taking place at GOG.com, the first one since this store started supporting Linux.