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

Dealing with Vertical Datum….the Mariners Way

Before 3D GIS we were able to measure miles below the sea and miles beyond our own atmosphere to a great level of accuracy, so how did we do it? There are a few methods for working between vertical coordinate systems but the one I want to discuss is possibly the simplest, not always the … Continue reading Dealing with Vertical Datum….the Mariners Way

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

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

Geobusiness 2016…THE place to be

From xyHt magazine 30/5/2016 - Original Posted here GeoBusiness 2016 – London Wow! Just wow [ed. Translation to US-English "Wow!!"]. Last week I was at the UK ESRI annual conference with 3000+ people crammed into the tight QEII conference centre, this still didn’t prepare me for GeoBusiness this year. The same venue as last year … Continue reading Geobusiness 2016…THE place to be