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Happy New Year: view of Earth from space in SQL

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It's been a really long year.

The blog has not been updated during this year. I focused on improving my SQL skills and helping other folks to improve theirs.

During this year Explain Extended has become a team. We now do SQL consulting and database development. I'll write a post about it soon, but send me a message if you're impatient to wait.

Now, to the new year post.

New Year has always seemed like the most global thing to me. It does not happen to everyone at once. When I was a kid I wanted to go to space and see the New Year marching through the planet with my own eyes (and it's not that I don't want it anymore).

Blue Marble

Now we have satellite images and such, but with a little effort we can see how our planet looks from space using SQL.

To do this, we need some map data, basic math and pretty simple SQL. I'll use PostgreSQL for that.
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Written by Quassnoi

December 31st, 2012 at 11:00 pm