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

QGIS 2.14 v ArcGIS 10.4

Posted in xyht magazine 21st March 2016 This post almost didn't happen, for over 7yrs I've been comparing GIS software in the hope that someone would be reading and take it upon themselves to fix a few of the issues which we all run into on a daily basis. With the new releases someone told … Continue reading QGIS 2.14 v ArcGIS 10.4

Mapillary Raises $8 Million Series A to Democratize Maps by Connecting the World's Photos

Technology has made the farthest corners of the planet more accessible than ever before. We can video call loved ones on the other side of the world; and we can view photos of foreign landmarks at the click of a button. At Mapillary, we are taking this accessibility to the next level by letting anyone … Continue reading Mapillary Raises $8 Million Series A to Democratize Maps by Connecting the World's Photos

Environment Agency makes LiDAR data open

The Environment Agency is placing two sets of LiDAR data – an aerial map created by laser scans – into the open data realm as part of a move to encourage more third parties into flood risk modelling.

Back before you’d ever realised I’d gone….

Those of you who read my blog may have realised that I've not written for a while, in fact for a month or so....without getting too personal, a couple of months ago I dislocated my left leg. Being a bit of a bloke, I popped it back in and thought it was okay, went up … Continue reading Back before you’d ever realised I’d gone….

What is Bayes analysis and how can it benefit your business? (The GIS bit)

Okay, so in the last blog I shamefully shared a great article from Butler Analytics on Bayes analysis and WHAT it was. Question is how does that have implications on my GIS? In the second article from Butler Analytics, they describe some of the applications of analysis. I would dearly love to see some of … Continue reading What is Bayes analysis and how can it benefit your business? (The GIS bit)