News 2013-01-21

redesign: in english

redesign: in english

During the years a lot of non-german speakers visits the site and used translation tools like Googles or just navigated by trial-and error. After I decided to go over with the site I implemented at least a basic navigation in english. It's still in progress but I hope I'll be able to offer an acceptable comfort soon.

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» Miscellaneous 2019-10-05

Create a nice looking relief-hillshading map and use it in OsmAnd

In September 2019 the State Survey of Saxony (Germany) published a few of their datasets under a "Open-Data" license. Datasets like the satellite imagery (DOP) or the digital elevation models (DEM - German: Digitales Geländemodell DGM) are now available for free, without any charge and it seems with a proper license for even a commercial reuse. The DEM-datasets are offered in different resolutions and level of details, ranging from the DGM1, DGM2 up to DGM20. The latter one seems to be detailed enough to enhance a offline navigation app like OsmAnd+ for Smartphones, but not having troubles with file sizes of hundreds MB or even Gigabytes of data. Creating an enhanced hillshading layer with a tolerable file size was the aim of this small project.

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» Literature 2018-12-08

1500+ Entries in the Bibliography of the Saxonian-Bohemian Cretaceous

Literature about the Upper Cretaceous of the Saxo-Bohemian-Cretaceous Basin (and a few other)

During the last years the bibliography has grown up to over 1500 single entries. The main focus of this collection is the published (and unpublished) literature on geology and paleontology of the Saxonian-Bohemian Cretaceous. It contains monographs, articles in journals, excursion guides, conference abstracts and even PhD and diploma thesis for example. Since a couple of weeks there is the possibility to export this literature database to the *.bib file format (BiBTeX), which can be used with the most common software for data and literature management like Citavi, Endnote or JabRef.

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» WebGIS 2015-07-30

Open the Map-Navigator

Version 1  - in development

Small WebGIS with informations on localities and references combined with the geological maps of Germany 1:200.000 (GÜK200), Saxony (1:50.000) and the Czech Republic (1:50.000).

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e-book of the week

old Articles

» Literature 2012-08-17

Digital Library

Literatur - Foto: A Rainbow of Books von Dawn Endico auf; Lizenz: CC-BY-SA 2.0

Works belonging to the Public Domain (copyright expired) were digitized by projects like Google Books, and for natural scientific literature the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) specificly. A lot of the material is widespreaded on different (hidden) databases. A list on free available e-books is provided here (Upper Cretaceous of NW-Europe, especially Saxony, Bohemia and the north German Basin).

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