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

QGIS 2.5D AGAIN….But on a web map!

You can now export your QGIS 2.5D maps straight to a web map thanks to the genius(es) Tom Chadwin & Luca Casagrande who developed the QGIS2Web plugin. Before I run away with myself and start talking 2.5D and cool effects, I think it's best I clarify a few things.

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

Trying to provide what they don't realise they need

A month into employ with Elliot and the amazing Garsdale Design Team and I am starting to realise the scale of the task ahead....this is the same as almost every other geospatial expert reading this: You could recreate the Earth with enabled 3D and location intelligence but how do you convince people that it is … Continue reading Trying to provide what they don't realise they need

3D GIS is a thing and let's embrace it

“The world we live in is a three dimensional world, so why do we map it and analyse it in just two dimensions?” - Dragons8mycat 2013   In the last 5 years we, the GIS industry, have made some fantastic advances. So why is it that we are so slow with the adoption of using … Continue reading 3D GIS is a thing and let's embrace it

Further Adventures with 3D GIS

Originally Posted in xyHt on 19th November, the original article can be read here Last year I posted about this awesome plugin called "QGIS2Threejs" [here] and how it was possible to quickly render 3D visualisations for free using the open source GIS, QGIS. At the time I fudged some wind turbines as it was impossible … Continue reading Further Adventures with 3D GIS

Recreating the Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps with Open Data

Originally posted on xyHt: http://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/recreating-ordnance-survey-explorer-maps-open-data/ I made a map which resembles the OS Explorer Maps...only using (free) Open Data

Why your maps should get in touch with their feminine side

Google does it, Apple does it but do your maps use landmarks to improve users familiarity? More to the point, why aren't popular landmarks a standard GIS dataset? For more than 10 years now it has been known that the majority of the population use spatial recognition to navigate. When I say "majority", I mean … Continue reading Why your maps should get in touch with their feminine side

Terminology used in the GIS Industry

GLOSSARY OF GIS TERMINOLOGY Definitions Provided By: Maps for America - Third Edition - Text obtained from World Atlas accuracyDegree of conformity with a standard. Accuracy relates to the quality of a result and is distinguished from precision which relates to the quality of the operation by which the result is obtained.adjustmentProcess designed to remove … Continue reading Terminology used in the GIS Industry