10.25.2011

Adobe Acrobat Pro X features Distance Measurement Tool

I have long known that a geo-pdf can perform some analysis such as distance measurement and coordinate extraction but I really never found the need to use it before. Not until today!

My ArcGIS software failed to work and I have to do some measurement in a map using the given scale. Luckily, I remembered this cool feature of Adobe Acrobat and so I gave it a try.

Yeabah! I have just found out what I perfectly need. It's just for an area approximation so for this purpose, the distance measurement tool of Adobe Acrobat Pro X suffices.

Here's how you do it:

On the Tools Menu> Analysis choose Measuring tool. The toolbar will appear on the upper right portion where you will be able to choose measurement and snapping options.

Given the scale in the map, you can already perform distance analysis. (My measurements are colored red in the image below.)


The figure above shows how I coordinated the distances within an area on the map with respect to a given scale.

If some coordinate information are embedded in the pdf, you can extract the location  of a particular portion in the pdf document i.e. latitude, longitude of a point.

I think this is a pretty immediate resource that is really so helpful to us in the geospatial mapping field. :) Which also goes to show how mapping, measurement and geospatial information is so vital in our everyday life that Adobe already integrated it in their portable document format (PDF) readers. (^_^)

10.17.2011

Flood inundation map of typhoon Pedring along Cagayan Valley, Philippines

Extreme typhoons have been frequenting the Metro lately. Metro Manila has just then experienced torrential winds during typhoon Pedring, a day after the 2nd anniversary of the dreaded Ondoy.- September 27, 2011.

Just when I thought that the return period of Ondoy is 180 years, it took just two years to strike us once more. Though typhoon Pedring really centered it's devastation on the outskirts of the Metro, it has definitely cause just another impact in the urban center.

Here's the initial map on the coverage of the recent flood along Cagayan Valley, Philippines. Note that the inundation is under estimated for the scale used of the dataset used in generating this analysis.

A high-resolution file of this map is available here.

10.07.2011

What’s a Healthy Deal?

With the proliferation of many deal sites and group buying sites, it's a rare opportunity that I get to encounter a deal site that mainly focuses on health and well being. This is one HEALTHY DEAL really!

So what is a Healthy Deal after all?
- It's like getting healthy while getting wealthy. It's a more of like hitting two birds with a stone. Just as we know of the famous cliche that HEALTH IS WEALTH, it is with much elation that I get to encounter both in a single deal.

For us who truly value our money, we can be as "kuripot" with our buying. As much as possible we want to get the cheapest without sacrificing on the quality of service that we get. So that's when we get WEALTHY! Because we can be thrifty and save, we know we are handling our finances well hence getting wealthy soon after that.

Now for the healthy part, Healthy Deals Philippines is the newest and only group-buying site in the Philippines that offers health and wellness deals, coupons and discounts.

So you just heard it right, being healthy doesn't have to be so expensive after all. We can choose from the available Health Deals and fare our way to a healthier and still wealthier you!

I have recently checked a deal that I think is way too Awesome.


Whiter Teeth with Dentista Inc.’s Whitening Package (Conventional Gel Tooth Whitening + FREE OTHER DENTAL SERVICES) valued at Php 11,000 instead of Php 20,400


Admit it or not, having whiter teeth can give you the confidence to meet and socialize with more people. One smile is enough to dazzle customers, clients, friends and of course, your date! Unfortunately, whiter teeth thru teeth whitening procedure are not permanent. A dentist will advise you to have a regular cleaning session (prophylaxis) and a ‘touch up’ of tooth whitening material every 6 months to maintain your desired shade.  These services are exclusive of the whitening procedure. They require additional fees. But with Dentista Inc.’s Whitening Bleaching Package, getting whiter teeth and maintaining it will cost you less!

Being able to flaunt an honestly white teeth while saving P9000.00 is just plain spoiling. I personally would love to try this soon!

I bet you want to give it a try too. So hurry while the deal is on!  

And for the fun part, for all BLOGGERS out there, here's another good deal from Healthy Deals Philippines.

Join the “What’s a Healthy Deal?” Bloggers Raffle Contest and you might just be the lucky winner of an Ipad.




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Have a Happy Healthy Deal everyone! (^_^)