Mapbox cARTography

Over the last few months I've just had to get my hands dirty again with Mapbox. For those who don’t know what Mapbox is, let me introduce it. Mapbox is a platform for location-based data. It allows you to host your data with them so that you can stream it into your web maps, and … Continue reading Mapbox cARTography

Twas the night before GIS Day

    Todd Barr wrote an excellent GIS Day tale but I felt it was a slight bit unkind, so came up with my own version, I hope you enjoy: Twas the Night before GIS Day, And all from afar Not a cartographer was drawing, Not ev'n on mylar Hard drives were hung by the … Continue reading Twas the night before GIS Day

When normals aren’t normal

Hey, it's been a while since my last post and I'll take a second to tell you why....I got a new job as CTO of a little company called The Carto Group. I niavely thought that nothing would change and I could do all my normal day to day blogs, tweets and awesome screenshots....how wrong … Continue reading When normals aren’t normal

Using Stereo Imagery (Digital Aerial) in ArcGIS Pro

With the new version of Esri’s ArcGIS Pro software there is the capability to use stereo imagery, something of great use to those looking to digitize and use 3D vector data. To this end, I thought it would try bringing in some stereo aerial data to see how the process works within ArcGIS Pro. Vague … Continue reading Using Stereo Imagery (Digital Aerial) in ArcGIS Pro

@Esri @CityEngine What is it?

This past few weeks I've been trying to do some clever augmented reality stuff with Unity involving putting objects on the floor and ensuring it doesn't wobble when you walk around it (Yay for SLAM in mobile devices). Although in software like Unreal and Unity, you can download or buy models, what do you do … Continue reading @Esri @CityEngine What is it?

Give #LiDAR files a coordinate system with no GIS

I am not perfect, my wife will tell you that in abundance and yesterday I realised just how rubbish I am....I was sent a LiDAR capture of some woods and no matter what I did, it wouldn't render in the right place. I knew the cloud was captured in EPSG 27700 (British National Grid) using … Continue reading Give #LiDAR files a coordinate system with no GIS

Using OpenStreetMap basemaps with QGIS 3.0

QGIS 3 is a new wave of open source GIS, not only is it extremely quick and efficient, allowing you to use almost every type of geospatial data you can throw at it but it also includes a 3D renderer and ways to export your creations straight to the web...and let's not forget the HUGE … Continue reading Using OpenStreetMap basemaps with QGIS 3.0