What would happen if the earth stopped spinning?

If the earth stood still, the oceans would gradually migrate toward the poles and cause land in the equatorial region to emerge. This would eventually result in a huge equatorial megacontinent and two large polar oceans. The line that delineates the areas that hydrologically contribute to one or the other ocean would follow the equator […]

About Spatial Representativeness on Historical Illustrations

With the development of cartography, the history of landscapes has taken more and more importance to delineate the development of social settlements. As cited from [1] the illustration, let us take the famous depiction of Napoleon’s march on Moscow published by Charles Joseph Minard in 1861 ( a detailed description can be found in Tufte […]

Reading .OV2 TomTom POI Files using Java or C#

I’m posting today some source code about the famous TomTom One .OV2 file formats. These files are the one used by TomTom to store Point of Interest information within their navigation systems. However such format is proprietary, the data specs can be found in the TomTom website (see this PDF at section 2.4). I wrote […]