Web Mapping for Dummies – My personal experience

I'm back! Yes, I know, I said that a month ago but baby number 4 arrived as well as building a new intranet map system for the company I work for AND writing articles for a magazine set to take over the world - xyHt. Building your own web mapping system has become a right … Continue reading Web Mapping for Dummies – My personal experience

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)

Bayes predictive analysis and why what it can do for your business

I sometimes work with an environmental team doing analysis of environmental impacts and cumulative issues, one thing that has been required of late is Bayes predictive analysis. Not heard of it? Me neither, until I came across this really insightful article on the Butler Analytics website.In essence, Bayes analysis is a rather accurate way of … Continue reading Bayes predictive analysis and why what it can do for your business

GIS Tips – Creating ArcGIS figures with “Arrow” distance markers

It's always the simple requests from people which make you scratch your head. In this case, it was a simple question "How do I add distance arrows to ArcGIS?"....this coming from a GIS guy who has used ArcGIS for over 6yrs and was previously employed at Ordnance Survey.... ArcGIS is known for being both simple … Continue reading GIS Tips – Creating ArcGIS figures with “Arrow” distance markers

Don’t be such a geomagician!

I was dealing with a client the other day and they said to me; "The reason I like you so much is that you make this GIS stuff so easy to understand..." When I enquired further, the client compared GIS to a magic box which was only known to a select few....they even pointed out … Continue reading Don’t be such a geomagician!

Why is NTV2 important or … why you need your balls checked

This post is dedicated to a dear colleague of mine, who I have only worked with for a year but has had a profound effect on me and the way I look at my work. His name is Stuart Leather and he's off to work for another company but he has left a phrase in … Continue reading Why is NTV2 important or … why you need your balls checked

GIS Tips – Repair broken links using python

I'm not going to lie, I don't like python, probably because I'm turning into my dad and slowly find myself finding things a little harder to learn....I think being able to cope with C++, C#, VBA, HTML, CSS, Ferranti Fbasica, Cobal & (My favourite) Sinclair Basic, should be enough for anyone, python just tips me … Continue reading GIS Tips – Repair broken links using python