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Sunday, April 03, 2005

Geotrace®

It’s late but I’m glad I’ve finished the presentation.
It’s a crash project.
I met this guy named Herlambang, he helped us with calculation for a bridge steel construction and now a steel house construction. He is a steel specialist civil engineer, but with superbrain in computer programming.
He has designed several program for steel corporations, and just now he designed a GIS based program named Geotrace® .
Before, he only did that for Road and Bridge Management System, but after some short discussion with me, I suggested him to make a comprehensive networking system, that able to sychronize all data from each governmental institution [of a city] that deals with Urban Planning.
For instant, Town Planning Department, consist of Water Management, Road and Transportation Management, Housing, etc. In the other Departments, there are Land Department, Data and Statistic Department, etc etc. Each of this department work separately, and everytime people like me needs a integrated data, we should run from one place to another to look for data that sometimes, we even not clear what and how to get it.

Hmm…maybe sounds complicated, but in fact, all these ‘non-spatial’ informations are centralized on one single topographical map, the city map. The difference only, they are separated into layers. Thus, why not combine them into one computerized system, where this system can integrate and synchronize all these information into a visualized map?

Well, since I initiate that concept [which actually has been applied in many countries], I should prepare the powerpoint presentation.
Darn~ I’m not an expert in GIS, and I am clueless with all these IT terms. But whatever, there are always first time.

Trying so hard to find the right name for the System: ended up as: Urban Geotrace® Database Networking System_ I hope it makes sense, figured it out around 23:30, with sorethroat and blocked nose…lucky enough, my brain didn’t refuse to work overtime.

Phew that I finished it.

But, extra sore throat is the price. I should be ready for this Monday, since I need full stamina to drive alone to Jakarta.

Sari called few hours ago
Good to hear her positive voice again. Always wish the best for her.
Even now, I haven’t found a friend that I can talk to like her.

This afternoon I called the bakeries where I sell my Kaya Jam, Kriste; only one sold out of six, Victoria: all five are sold out. Haven’t checked Tante Loan, will do that tomorrow. Quite happy about that, good enough for a beginner, at first I was so afraid that noone will buy them, and found out they are still there, good Lord, I’m still blessed.

Noticed I’ve posted three cartoons out of
www.CartoonStock.com?
I love the site, so many choices and you can just type down the keyword, so handy….and fun!


Sergio told me just now he had a hangover...haven't got one for months, catching colds instead, somebody can supply me good wine? I missed Beaujolais Nouveau... November still long way to go!

4 Comments:

Blogger Tom said...

Good Story

8:39 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

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8:39 AM  
Blogger Capung Tan said...

Thanks, I noticed you are sort of 'weather information center' for Chicago? Thank you for stopping by

8:46 AM  
Blogger sphinxku said...

interesting.. good luck on your presentation. and the kaya jam as well~

Go and get yourself some chincau for the sore throat! ;)

7:54 AM  

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