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

Do your work right and you can be smart too

Originally published in xyHt Ever since I saw the word phrase "smart city", I have cringed. Not because of the term but what it alludes to. To me it says that we (geospatial experts) haven't done our work right....let me explain From Wikipedia: "A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate multiple information … Continue reading Do your work right and you can be smart too

QGIS 2.5D AGAIN….But on a web map!

You can now export your QGIS 2.5D maps straight to a web map thanks to the genius(es) Tom Chadwin & Luca Casagrande who developed the QGIS2Web plugin. Before I run away with myself and start talking 2.5D and cool effects, I think it's best I clarify a few things.

QGIS 2.5D Functionality

I originally posted this on xyHt on 16th Feb 2016   I had, when I went into the office today, to do an amazing blog about the QGIS 2.5D functionality and how it was the beginning of QGIS' journey into the 3rd dimension. Only I can't, Anita Graser, the author of "Learning QGIS 2.0" and … Continue reading QGIS 2.5D Functionality

New Job, New Goals, same Dragons8mycat

In case you aren't on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack, YouTube, Instagram or Geonet (don't laugh I hear there are users) I decided that I needed a new challenge and to get behind a winning team. There are many areas of the geospatial world that interest me, I am a huge fan hydrography and positional accuracy, … Continue reading New Job, New Goals, same Dragons8mycat

3D GIS is a thing and let's embrace it

“The world we live in is a three dimensional world, so why do we map it and analyse it in just two dimensions?” - Dragons8mycat 2013   In the last 5 years we, the GIS industry, have made some fantastic advances. So why is it that we are so slow with the adoption of using … Continue reading 3D GIS is a thing and let's embrace it