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FAO statistical areas in Google Earth

July 1, 2012
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FAO statistical areas in Google Earth

Some time ago I did a blog describing how to get ICES and NAFO statistical areas, originally as shapefiles into Google Earth readable format (ICES, NAFO). These areas are the primary fisheries areas upon which nominal fisheries catch statistics have be...

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Google Earth and ocean depth contours

May 29, 2012
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Google Earth and ocean depth contours

Been playing around in R for a while and then a bit in the GIS environment - within R of course. Do not know very much about GIS, but know what I want: Looking at GIS fisheries data across various scales (macro to global). Now we have myriads of websit...

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ICES and NAFO statistical areas viewed in Google Earth

May 28, 2012
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ICES and NAFO statistical areas viewed in Google Earth

On the ICES Spatial Facility webpage one can obtain a view of the ICES statistical areas. Now since the projection used is more than a bit misleading I was wandering how these statistical areas would look like in Google Earth. Thankfully the ...

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CLIWOC (British, Spanish and Dutch shipping 1750-1855): Getting the data into R

April 3, 2012
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on the Spatial analysis blog a nice visualisation of the major shipping route of the British, Dutch and Spanish fleet in 1750-1850 was presented recently. based on the Climatological Databases for the World's Oceans (CLIWOC). another even nicer visuali...

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getting ICES 1903-1949 catch statistics into R

January 5, 2012
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getting ICES 1903-1949 catch statistics into R

in the last post i showed how to get the nominal north east atlantic landings data from 1950 onwards into a usable format in R. this time around a script that shows how to import zipped excel files from 1903 to 1949 is provided. finalizing with a ggplo...

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