The Problem with 3D GIS

3D GIS is game changing, it can change the way you view your analysis, it can provide insights which you may have overlooked….but there is a little problem which I may had not shared in my deluge of blogs about how great 3D GIS is….. ...Sometimes it can be hard work. What I mean by … Continue reading The Problem with 3D GIS

Ocean Business 2017

Originally posted on xyHt 17/4/2017 Last week, April 4th - 6th, one of the largest gatherings for the offshore industry took place, Ocean Business, in Southampton, UK. The bi-annual event is a large deal for the maritime industry. When I say large, I actually mean huge; there are over 350 exhibitors from 26 countries and … Continue reading Ocean Business 2017

Explain Georeferencing To Me as If I Were a Five-Year-Old

Blog post copied from Adrian Welsh on GeoNet 30/11/2016 - Too good not to share!! Explain Georeferencing To Me as If I Were a Five-Year-Old   I really liked how Denzel Washington used the phrase “explain this to me as if I were a xxx-year-old” in the movie Philadelphia (1993). Reference: Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA: Jonathan … Continue reading Explain Georeferencing To Me as If I Were a Five-Year-Old

Vertical transformations in GIS

You know those moments where you are sat in a pub, the office or at a friends house and you say something, then suddenly wonder why you haven't thought of it before?....I had that very issue in the Brew Dog pub near Spitalfields in London, UK a couple of weeks ago. You see, I was … Continue reading Vertical transformations in GIS

Mapmaking – "Can I have a map?"

Originally posted on xyHt.com "Can I have a map?" How often do you get someone ask "can I have a map"?....I have nothing against making maps, in fact I like it so much that I have made a career out of it. Not just any map either, I've made maps for the Nuclear, Environmental, Government, … Continue reading Mapmaking – "Can I have a map?"

Add OSTN15 to QGIS 2.16

As you may be aware, the United Kingdom has a new transformation model that is OSTN15.....But why? What does it mean to the geospatial community? Without being too nerdy, tectonic plate movement means that the "model" surface (the geoid) is slowly moving from best fit for the coordinate system. It has been 13yrs since Ordnance … Continue reading Add OSTN15 to QGIS 2.16

QGIS CSV & Delimited text Issues

Originally posted on xyHt Magazine 10th August 2016 Last month I was at the Maptime in Southampton (UK), helping QGIS new users how to join tables and map EU referendum maps when I came across an issue with something on QGIS I hadn't spotted in the last *ahem* years of using it. When you drag … Continue reading QGIS CSV & Delimited text Issues

Spatial Blog App now available

Like the blog?....always want to be kept up to date and be notified of new posts? There is now an Android app available and you can download here As well as getting the super awesome Spatial blog on your android device, you can also store your favourite posts to read offline. How cool is that? … Continue reading Spatial Blog App now available

Using 3D Web Mapping to Model Offshore Archaeology

Ever since I started working in the renewables industry on offshore wind farms over 8yrs ago and had to analyse shipwrecks, I thought about how much more interactive and informative shipwreck analysis would be in 3D. There are many companies out there at the moment who produce the most amazing visualisations, where is the ability … Continue reading Using 3D Web Mapping to Model Offshore Archaeology