When commenting about the decline in violence in South Thailand recently, someone remarked that there was a link to declining rubber prices. This seemed like an interesting hypothesis so I investigated to see how true this is.
TL;DR: no connection Continue reading
I was recently asked to conduct security training for a group of journalists with little or no IT background who were concerned about the integrity and availability of their data as well as security in communicating with their sources and each other. Since it was quite an interesting experience I decided to write this blog post to sum up what I learned by conducting this training.
Mapillary is the new Sweden based crowd courced Street View alternative that has taken the Open Street Map world by storm. One of the main feature according to their legal page is that all the photos are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License with special permission to derive both photos and GPS data for use with Open Street Map. This post contains a brief writeup of a workflow I use to input information into JOSM.
TL;DR: line up the editor and mapillary using aerial imagery for best result.
I December 2013 I had written a blog post analyzing a series of surveys conducted at political rallies and it’s implication for Democratic Development in Thailand, stating my concern that a significant part of the PDRC supporters support authoritarian rule and this could lead to a slide in Democracy. With more recent data, post-coup, prospects for democratic consolidation is actually worse than what had been anticipated.
TL;DR: For democracy to survive, 70% of mass public needs to be committed to it. Only 3.10% of Thais are.
In order to gauge the status of Thai highways in Open Street Map it is useful to compare the difference between a list of highways in Open Street Map that have a reference number (eg. 3, 31, 301, สป.1005 etc.) associated with them already and the official highway registry. Continue reading
When trying to do a
pip install lxml I would get get a
'libxml/xmlversion.h' file not found error, this is how I solved it. Continue reading
After being dead for a long time my Galaxy S3 performed a miraculous recovery so I decided to bring it back as part of my Open Street Maps workflow. This post shares my experience in using these tools for capturing data for OpenStreetMaps and Mozilla Stumbler
หลังจากที่ดับไปเป็นเวลาหลายเดือน ตอนนี้Samsung Galaxy S3ของผมได้ฟื้นคืนชีพขึ้นมาใหม่ ผมก็เลยตัดสินใจลองเอาเข้ามาเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของระบบงาน OpenStreetmap ดู บทความนี้แบ่งปันระบบงานใหม่ล่าสุดที่ผมใช้ในนการเก็บข้อมูลสำหรับโปรเจกต์ openstreetmap และ Mozilla Stumbler
An interesting survey (FinalSurveyReportDecember20) was conducted by the Asia Foundation on the Thai protests at the end of 2013 both PDRC and Red. This post is an attempt to analyze it within the framework of the Democracy Development course conducted by Prof. Larry Diamond on Coursera as well as add my own observations. Continue reading
For the last one and a half years I’ve been the de-facto executor in an inheritance dispute that ripped apart the fabric of the entire family in a way which would have left the late patriarch of the family horrified. In these series of posts I want to share some lessons I’ve learned and how you can avoid a similar situation.