Mapmaking – "Can I have a map?"

Originally posted on xyHt.com "Can I have a map?" How often do you get someone ask "can I have a map"?....I have nothing against making maps, in fact I like it so much that I have made a career out of it. Not just any map either, I've made maps for the Nuclear, Environmental, Government, … Continue reading Mapmaking – "Can I have a map?"

Add OSTN15 to QGIS 2.16

As you may be aware, the United Kingdom has a new transformation model that is OSTN15.....But why? What does it mean to the geospatial community? Without being too nerdy, tectonic plate movement means that the "model" surface (the geoid) is slowly moving from best fit for the coordinate system. It has been 13yrs since Ordnance … Continue reading Add OSTN15 to QGIS 2.16

QGIS CSV & Delimited text Issues

Originally posted on xyHt Magazine 10th August 2016 Last month I was at the Maptime in Southampton (UK), helping QGIS new users how to join tables and map EU referendum maps when I came across an issue with something on QGIS I hadn't spotted in the last *ahem* years of using it. When you drag … Continue reading QGIS CSV & Delimited text Issues

Spatial Blog App now available

Like the blog?....always want to be kept up to date and be notified of new posts? There is now an Android app available and you can download here As well as getting the super awesome Spatial blog on your android device, you can also store your favourite posts to read offline. How cool is that? … Continue reading Spatial Blog App now available

Using 3D Web Mapping to Model Offshore Archaeology

Ever since I started working in the renewables industry on offshore wind farms over 8yrs ago and had to analyse shipwrecks, I thought about how much more interactive and informative shipwreck analysis would be in 3D. There are many companies out there at the moment who produce the most amazing visualisations, where is the ability … Continue reading Using 3D Web Mapping to Model Offshore Archaeology

Pokémon Go leads the AR Revolution

Originally posted on xyHt Magazine 12/7/2016   Six months ago when I claimed that augmented reality was the future of GIS and geospatial services and it was met with a few sniggers. This week has seen the arrival of Pokémon Go, one of the most popular games hit the mobile phone market....and yes, it is … Continue reading Pokémon Go leads the AR Revolution

Do your work right and you can be smart too

Originally published in xyHt Ever since I saw the word phrase "smart city", I have cringed. Not because of the term but what it alludes to. To me it says that we (geospatial experts) haven't done our work right....let me explain From Wikipedia: "A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate multiple information … Continue reading Do your work right and you can be smart too

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

GISWorx 2016

Previously posted in xyHt April 2016 For most, work is a 9 to 5 grind that slowly eats at your core until you retire, find you have nothing to do and get bored...Not if you work in the geospatial field though, everyday is a new adventure and this month took me to the UAE, to … Continue reading GISWorx 2016