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: http://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/calculating-geometry-outside-arcgis-pro/ 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 […]

Virtualisation, the greatest tool you don’t [currently] use

Originally posted on xyHt: http://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/virtualisation-the-greatest-tool-you-dont-currently-use/ This post is dedicated to a good friend, Chris Johnson who, when we worked together a few years back, introduced me to this cool new word….VIRTUALISATION. You see, Chris is an IT guru (see: Enterprise Systems Architect), a friend that every GIS guru should have so that there is someone there […]

Making Heightmaps

Published in xyHt October 17 2017: http://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/making-heightmaps/ So there is no hiding it, I’ve been building a lot of 3d data recently, partly to sell, partly to fuel my adventures into augmented reality (if your interested in me adding this to the blog, please say!). The main thing that has been vital has been the heightmap. […]