Using Live Shipping Data in GIS

Originally posted in xyHt 21st Feb 2018: We’ve all been dazzled by these awesome maps which animate ships or aircraft as they move in near real time, but how do they work? What magic sits beneath the hood? As luck would have it, whilst working with the offshore wind farm industry I had to do […]

Back to the future – an interview with Kevin Sheehan who makes hand drawn maps

There isn’t much you can’t do with digital media nowadays, from effective maps using shadows and drop effects through to using graphic design packages to make the map “pop”….except for one thing…..capturing that hand drawn style, the way that the pen line moves in and out from the pressure of the pen or the slightly […]

How to use the new QGIS 3D tool

When QGIS revealed that they were going to add a 3D viewer I was sceptical. Rumours were going around about it being a bolt on functionality and not really being fully adopted, to be perfectly honest, I was put off before there was anything to look at. As screenshots started to appear from Lutra Consulting, […]

Calculating geometry outside ArcGIS Pro

Posted in xyHt Jan 18th 2018: Let’s be clear, this isn’t a stab at the new all singing and dancing Esri software, this post is to help those who are using the software on a regular basis but finding issues with using the fields with multipatch data Recently I’ve been working with calculating volumes of […]