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

Mandatory Drone Registration for the UK Looms Closer

From 30th November, it will be mandatory for all drone ownerss or model aircraft owners of drones/planes weighing more than 250g (8.8oz) up to 20kg (44lbs) to register their details with the CAA

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

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?

Using Live Shipping Data in GIS

Originally posted in xyHt 21st Feb 2018: http://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/using-shipping-data-gis/ We've all been dazzled by these awesome maps which animate ships or aircraft as they move in near real time, but how do they work? What magic sits beneath the hood? As luck would have it, whilst working with the offshore wind farm industry I had to do … Continue reading Using Live Shipping Data in GIS

How to use the new QGIS 3D tool

When QGIS revealed that they were going to add a 3D viewer I was sceptical. Rumours were going around about it being a bolt on functionality and not really being fully adopted, to be perfectly honest, I was put off before there was anything to look at. As screenshots started to appear from Lutra Consulting, … Continue reading How to use the new QGIS 3D tool

Calculating geometry outside ArcGIS Pro

Posted in xyHt Jan 18th 2018: http://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/calculating-geometry-outside-arcgis-pro/ Let's be clear, this isn't a stab at the new all singing and dancing Esri software, this post is to help those who are using the software on a regular basis but finding issues with using the fields with multipatch data Recently I've been working with calculating volumes of … Continue reading Calculating geometry outside ArcGIS Pro

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