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    happy birthday!
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    Happy Birthday John!
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    happy birthday!
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    thanks for the rep
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    Thanks for the REP!
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    Thanks for the rep and the comment on my Guild City map, John
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    Thanks for the rep and comment! Much appreciated.
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    Thanks very much for the rep on my USN political map!
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    Thank your for the rep. Coming from a harsh critic of this forum and someone whose expertise I admire, I appreciate it twice as much!
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About johnvanvliet

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January 1, 1960 (62)
About johnvanvliet
well the DoB
don't most use 1/1/1900 1960 is closer to the real data

my interests are in photo realistic maps
primarily for 3d rendering
N 42.39 W 83.44
Astronomy and physics , so Astrophics is a given and so is exogeology
chef - yes i cook
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i do not use Microsoft ,so only open software .A list of the many things i use .
ISIS3 , Ames Stereo Pipeline, GDAL , Gimp, FractlPlanet , Planet ( Torben Ć. Mogensen) , PlanetGenesis , Nip2/Vips , G'Mic , Blender,...


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thoughts and draft of a guide

by johnvanvliet on 10-22-2015 at 03:34 AM
Always been a big fan of a class of software called " time killers" and some games that can be called that .

writers and painters and every artist has " writers block" or " just NO inspiration "
Time wasters have a need sometimes , and sometimes the output CAN BE USED !!!

PySolFC --cool game
BZ-Flag --cool game
Minesweeper -- a time killer

sims that recreate

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Updated 10-22-2015 at 03:38 AM by johnvanvliet

Guides - for 3d

just some thoughts

by johnvanvliet on 11-30-2014 at 10:47 PM
--- need to add images still ---

being in i would say a small subsection of the Big " Maps and Cartography" category

the " photo realistic " area

i tend to work with imaging data from spacecraft and hence tend to not want labels and grid lines and compasses on the image

although this is not from photographic images of Mars
but a charcoal sketch map from looking through a telescope
( looking

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Guides - for 3d

*.jpg artifacts

by johnvanvliet on 11-26-2014 at 10:26 PM
All of us have some pet peeve ,or more than just a few sometimes


most of my time in digital image restoration is trying to REMOVE and undo these "cow pucks "

Now the use of jpg / jpeg image format on the net is one of those necessary evils
( like messing up the incantation Gort: "Klaatu barada n?? n something ??? necktie ," when ash picks up the Necronomicon )
--- shop

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Updated 11-26-2014 at 10:31 PM by johnvanvliet


hi and place holder

by johnvanvliet on 11-01-2014 at 02:47 AM
just a place holder for know
seeing what works
google+ / picassa albums

a green Mars

a 1080 HD vid of the Earth at night map i made ( 65538x32768 px)
--- Click on HD 1080 and FULL SCREEN and sit back ---

Updated 11-01-2014 at 02:51 AM by johnvanvliet