I'd be lying if I said my ground speed right now was not about 578 miles per hour. I'm flying to Philadelphia!
I bought a few hours of Virgin America's GoGo InFlight Internet so I could work on my homework. Thank goodness for GoGo InFlight Internet. I'll probably be handing in a >= 10 page paper on Sunday. I'll be working on that, along with visiting my family. Fun! It's going to be a grind!
I want to 'splain a few things about bike path data in Los Angeles County. Bike paths are wonderful. Data on bike paths are currently unavailable in shapefile format, or at least you cannot easily get it as a shapefile, through the Metro. Here's what the Metro says, as of today, June 6:
In October (2012) we changed the bikeways data format to better serve our riders. We now publish the bikeways data as a KMZ file.
Whoever wants a kmz? Not me. I want the shapefile. Further down on the Metro page a compromise is offered:
If you prefer custom vectors the PDF map is for you. You’ll find that here:
I'm calling you out Metro: that isn't what GIS people mean by vector data. Or we do, but first, we are referring to points, lines, and polygons in shapefile format. I cannot use that PDF in a GIS unless I digitize it which will take a while. It would be much faster to be able to load a shapefile into a GIS. Then I can start lookin' around and figuring things out.
At least the metro provides point shapefiles of bus and metro stops.
I'm currently a bit west of St Louis, MO. Ground speed: 600 mph.