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Training Log Archive: dbakker

In the 7 days ending Mar 17:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Biking2 43:00 9.32(4:37) 15.0(2:52)
  Stationary Biking1 25:00
  Total3 1:08:00 9.32 15.0

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Sunday Mar 17 #


WARNING: Mapping/GIS/file type manipulation geeking out below.

So the City of Vernon provides pre-processed 1m contours for the entire city, but I want a 2.5m interval on a couple of the maps because of some good hills. Vernon also offers a DEM download, which normally would not be an issue, but it is only offered as a ".dwg" and a ".shp". These are both vector files, but a DEM should be a raster file.

Turns out the .shp file is points 25m apart from each other of vertical elevations, with a secondary file of breaklines connecting the nodes. Incredibly useless. The .dwg is a similar thing, but in a proprietary format that should not be used in any GIS applications as far as I am concerned.

At this point - looking like I'm gonna just be using a 2m contour interval and adjusting the prebuilt contours a bunch.
8 AM

Biking (Road) 18:00 [2] 7.5 km (2:24 / km)

Down to Church (ran a little bit late).
10 AM

Biking (Road) 25:00 [1] 7.5 km (3:20 / km)

Home again, with a slight detour to go buy some milk, rice, and bananas.

Saturday Mar 16 #


Expect OART registration to open within 2 days. Registration form has been submitted to Zone4 for approval.

Minor schedule/website update just happened too. One more permission that we are hoping to secure to make the event even more majestically stupendous (using a thesaurus here), but will still be pretty dang good (using my brain here) without it.

Friday Mar 15 #


Just registered for an MCAT exam on July 10th.

Now time to work summer work schedules around that.

FYI: If you have sent me a job offer for mapping, I will be sending you an email this weekend sometime.

Wednesday Mar 13 #

Stationary Biking 25:00 [1]

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