GIS and Geospatial Events in 2020

I got asked a couple of weeks ago which events I'd be attending next year (2020) and it set off my rage...every year I look to booking some great events and then give up as I fumble through loads of poorly cobbled together websites trying to find when and where the (GIS and Geospatial) events … Continue reading GIS and Geospatial Events in 2020

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

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

Intergeo 2017

As you may already know, a week or so ago I went to the Intergeo event with the amazing guys over at xyHt magazine, after all, I am their European Editor so it kinda made sense. So rather than write my usual "how to" blogs I thought I'd write a little on my findings, or … Continue reading Intergeo 2017

Creating a Cesium virtual globe with v1.36

As blogs come, this has to be (for me) one of the longest. You see, I've been playing with Cesiumjs since its beginning and following the exciting beginnings of the "3D Tile" for the last 3yrs, I've waited patiently, waiting for the moment I could share with the world how fantastic this new technology is. … Continue reading Creating a Cesium virtual globe with v1.36

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

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

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

Pokémon Go leads the AR Revolution

Originally posted on xyHt Magazine 12/7/2016   Six months ago when I claimed that augmented reality was the future of GIS and geospatial services and it was met with a few sniggers. This week has seen the arrival of Pokémon Go, one of the most popular games hit the mobile phone market....and yes, it is … Continue reading Pokémon Go leads the AR Revolution