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

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

Give #LiDAR files a coordinate system with no GIS

I am not perfect, my wife will tell you that in abundance and yesterday I realised just how rubbish I am....I was sent a LiDAR capture of some woods and no matter what I did, it wouldn't render in the right place. I knew the cloud was captured in EPSG 27700 (British National Grid) using … Continue reading Give #LiDAR files a coordinate system with no GIS

Using OpenStreetMap basemaps with QGIS 3.0

QGIS 3 is a new wave of open source GIS, not only is it extremely quick and efficient, allowing you to use almost every type of geospatial data you can throw at it but it also includes a 3D renderer and ways to export your creations straight to the web...and let's not forget the HUGE … Continue reading Using OpenStreetMap basemaps with QGIS 3.0

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

GIS Tips – Never be youre own QA but if you do…..

Yes, I deliberately put that typo in, shame on you if you didn't spot it....There is not much more that winds me up more than seeing a typo on a map, there is no excuse, no matter how busy you are it can be avoided. I have a new game though, thanks to the wonders … Continue reading GIS Tips – Never be youre own QA but if you do…..

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