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Finland 100 with 90 years of Finnish hockey

Finland is 100 years old today.

It has been a rich history. It is a young country, with myself being alive for almost a third of it.

In honour of #Finland100. Here is 90 years of Finnish hockey champions:

Starting with the 1927-1928 season with six teams the Finnish championship started with the SM-Sarja.
“S” for Suomen meaning Finnish.
“M” for Mestaruus meaning Championship
“Sarja” meaning series

The first year consisted of the following teams:
Viipurin Reipas – Viipuri Swift
HIFK – Sporting Society Comrades, Helsinki – Future 7 time champions
HJK – Helsinki Football Club – Future 3 time champions
KIF – Kruununhaka Sports Club (Helsinki) – Future 3 time champions
Tapa – Tampere Ballers – Future champions
HPS – Helsinki Ball Club

With ice hockey still being a very new sport in 1927 the victory went to Viipurin Reipas, primarily a football and bandy club. Located in Viipuri, a city which was lost to Russia after the Winter War.

At this stage ice hockey was purely an amateur sport, with sports clubs taking part in ice hockey as part of a larger program. Most often football in the summer and ice hockey in the winter, but also combined with other sports.

After Viipuri the championship went to Helsinki, with their football club. While no longer active in ice hockey they are still active in the highest level of Finnish football.

The Helsinki – Tampere fight for hockey championship was established early, with 1930-1930 seeing a standing of:
Helsinki 1
Tampere 1
Viipuri 1

The next few years also saw the Helsinki Figure Skating Club (HSK) win the championship, three times in total.

1939 to 1945 were crucial years for Finnish history. The war with Russia was one for the survival of Finland as a whole.
Some sacrifices had to be made.

The 1939-1940 season was completely called of for the Winter War. During which the captain of Tampere Ilves (3 time champions at the time, and 16 time champions all time) Jussi Tiitola was killed, among others.

The 1940–1941 season was played in between hostilities as an 8 team series.

1941–1942 was cancelled for the Continuation War.

1942–1943 was played as an 8 team series. With KIF winning their third championship in a row, discluding pauses for war.

The 1943–1944 season was started but a mass bombing of the Helsinki Kaisaniemi stadium called the season short. It was agreed that if Tampere Ilves (who had 0 losses at the time) could beat Tarmo and KIF they would be awarded the championship. They beat Tarmo, but unfortunately the transport connections between Tampere and Helsinki were bombed the day before the Ilves – KIF match. Thus the championship was never awarded.

The after war period saw a domination from the Tampere. With 18 championships in 24 years. With Ilves winning 11 and TBJ/Tappara winning 6 and KOO-VEE 1.

But notably champions from other cities aside from Helsinki and Tampere emerged.

Like TPS from Turku first champions in 1956, but future 11 time champions.

Tarmo (no longer active) from Hämeenlinna winning two in a row.

Lukko from Rauma winning their only championship so far in 1963, coming close in the future; with silver: 1961, 1966, 1988, and bronze: 1965, 1969, 1994, 1996, 2011, 2014.

And Pori, with RU-38 in 1967, Porin Karhut in 1965, and together as Porin Ässät (Pori Aces) in 1971.

While the SM-Series was mainly amateur it changed into the SM-Liiga in 1975, bringing with it a move to a professional sport.

This also introduced the playoffs to determine the overall champions. Also a relegation system was introduced, with teams coming last in the SM-Liiga facing relegation to a lower division and giving lower teams and opportunity for promotion.

The first championship outside of Southern Finland went to Oulu in 1981.

1985 was the latest championship for Ilves, their 16th in total.

Kärpät won again in 2004, and 2005 with back to back championships. With two more back to back championships to come.

With JYP from Jyväskylä winning in 2008 the total of cities with victories comes to 9.

The Ilves crown of 16 championships was met by Tappara (formerly TBK) in 2016, and beat in 2017 with back-to-back victories.

Here’s to another 100 years and more of hockey in Finland.

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UK Postcode Breakdown RegEX

UK postcodes are broken down/divided into 4 levels: Areas, Districts, Sectors, and Units.

For G12 8QH the breakdown is:
Area – G
District – G12
Sector – G12 8
Unit – G12 8QH

See my previous post:
UK Postcode Format Breakdown/

This is just a note of the RegEX strings to extract these, which can be used in QGIS, or PostgreSQL. These are a bit complex for most datasets, but should work independent on whether spaces and how many were used between the in and out codes. Should also work for London postcodes.

Area: G
RegEX: ^[a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z]?
PostgreSQL: substring(postcode, '^[a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z]?')
QGIS: regexp_substr("postcode" , '(^[a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z]?)')

UK Postcode Area UK Postcode Area

District: G12
This is actually pretty hard to do.

UK Postcode District UK Postcode District

Sector: G12 8
RegEX: ^[a-zA-Z]+\d\d?[a-zA-Z]?\s*\d+
PostgreSQL: substring(postcode, '^[a-zA-Z]+\d\d?[a-zA-Z]?\s*\d+')
QGIS: regexp_substr("postcode" , '(^[a-zA-Z]+\\d\\d?[a-zA-Z]?\\s*\\d+)')

UK Postcode Sector UK Postcode Sector

Unit: G12 8QH
postcode…

I’ll let you figure this one out.

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#Ireland 2023

Ireland is bidding for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

They have submitted 12 stadiums in their bid. They cover all four provinces and the breadth of the island.

Ranging from Europe’s third biggest stadium Croke Park in Dublin. Welcoming 1.5 million fans every year. Packing in 82,300 dedicated fans every year for the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) Hurling and Gaelic Football finals. An integral part of Ireland’s history through sweat, blood, and identity.

The Aviva Stadium in Dublin, the worlds oldest international rugby stadium. Venue for the 2011 Europa League Final between Portuguese sides Porto and Braga.

Ravenhill Stadium in Belfast. Home of Ulster Rugby and in 1991 venue for Japan’s first match victory in a Rugby World Cup.

Thomond Park in Limerick. Heart of the community and host to a 12 year unbeaten run for Munster rugby. Winner of the ‘Best Rugby Stadium in the World’ vote in 2013.

Ireland 2023 Stadiums

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Storm Harvey QGIS Geometry Generator

Storm Harvey produced some extremely high levels of rainfall. Some areas of Texas received over 50 inches of rain over 9 days.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provided some really great real time datasets to map the progress of the storm.

Among these were:
Hourly Precipitation
and
Hurricane Path

From these we can produce a GIF of hourly precipitation:

Hourly precipitation.

And total precipitation:
Hurricane Harvey Total Precipitation

Particularly the hurricane path was possible to create in QGIS using the Atlas Generator, and the excellent new:ish geometry generator. This can be found as an option for any layers symbology, as one of the renderers.

For my map I had a non spatial table that drove my atlas. This was a log table of all of the hours of precipitation I had loaded into my database. So I looped through each entry and showed the corresponding points of hourly precipitation for the corresponding hour. I also had hurricane path data as points for every 6 hours. So I could use the geometry generator to interpolate points in between known points.

While the query ended up being pretty long it is pretty straightforward.

It only needs to be run when the hour being generated does not end with a 00, 06, 12, or 18, because those are the positions I already know.

For the rest I need to generate two points. One for the previously known point, and one for the next known point.

Then I would create a line between those two points, measure the line, and place a point on the line x times one sixth of the way for the start of the line depending on the hour from the last known point.

Overall I am very impressed and happy with the result. With a bit of data defined rotation the storm progress looks great.

line_interpolate_point(
Make_line(
geometry(
case when right(to_string(attribute(@atlas_feature , 'id')),2) IN ('00', '06', '12', '18') then
    get_feature(  @layer_name , 'dtg', attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') )
else
    get_feature(  @layer_name , 'dtg',  attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') - (attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') % 100 % 6  ))
end)
,
geometry(
case
    when right(to_string(attribute(@atlas_feature , 'id')),2) IN ('00', '06', '12') then
        get_feature(  @layer_name , 'dtg', attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') + 6 )
    when right(to_string(attribute(@atlas_feature , 'id')),2) IN ('18') then
        get_feature(  @layer_name , 'dtg', attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') + 100 - 18 )
    when to_int(right(to_string(attribute(@atlas_feature , 'id')),2)) > 18 then
        get_feature(  @layer_name , 'dtg',  attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') - ((attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') % 100 % 6)  ) + 100 - 18)
    else
        get_feature(  @layer_name , 'dtg',  attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') - ((attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') % 100 % 6)  ) + 6)
end)
),
length(Make_line(geometry(
case when right(to_string(attribute(@atlas_feature , 'id')),2) IN ('00', '06', '12', '18') then get_feature(  @layer_name , 'dtg', attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') )
else get_feature(  @layer_name , 'dtg',  attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') - (attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') % 100 % 6  ))
end
)
,
geometry(
case
    when right(to_string(attribute(@atlas_feature , 'id')),2) IN ('00', '06', '12') then
        get_feature(  @layer_name , 'dtg', attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') + 6 )
    when right(to_string(attribute(@atlas_feature , 'id')),2) IN ('18') then
        get_feature(  @layer_name , 'dtg', attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') + 100 - 18 )
    when to_int(right(to_string(attribute(@atlas_feature , 'id')),2)) > 18 then
        get_feature(  @layer_name , 'dtg',  attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') - ((attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') % 100 % 6)  ) + 100 - 18)
    else
        get_feature(  @layer_name , 'dtg',  attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') - ((attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') % 100 % 6)  ) + 6)
end)))
*
((attribute(  @atlas_feature , 'id') % 100 % 6) * 0.16666666666666666))