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

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 … Continue reading Back to the future – an interview with Kevin Sheehan who makes hand drawn maps

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

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?"

How to Grayscale ArcGIS Pro Vector Symbology

Most of the time, ESRI software is great, it does [mostly] what you ask it and as long as you aren't doing anything too crazy it behaves. We all know that it has it's 'unique-ness' about it, after using it for a few years you start to ask "why don't they do this...." or "How … Continue reading How to Grayscale ArcGIS Pro Vector Symbology

Lacking geoinspiration? Might be worth looking here….

Every now and then we all lack a little inspiration, whether it is a new client looking for that special something or a personal goal to get your work noticed, inspiration seems to fly out of the door as soon as you get to thinking.

Terminology used in the GIS Industry

GLOSSARY OF GIS TERMINOLOGY Definitions Provided By: Maps for America - Third Edition - Text obtained from World Atlas accuracyDegree of conformity with a standard. Accuracy relates to the quality of a result and is distinguished from precision which relates to the quality of the operation by which the result is obtained.adjustmentProcess designed to remove … Continue reading Terminology used in the GIS Industry