How to use the new QGIS 3D tool

When QGIS revealed that they were going to add a 3D viewer I was sceptical. Rumours were going around about it being a bolt on functionality and not really being fully adopted, to be perfectly honest, I was put off before there was anything to look at. As screenshots started to appear from Lutra Consulting, […]

Calculating geometry outside ArcGIS Pro

Posted in xyHt Jan 18th 2018: Let’s be clear, this isn’t a stab at the new all singing and dancing Esri software, this post is to help those who are using the software on a regular basis but finding issues with using the fields with multipatch data Recently I’ve been working with calculating volumes of […]

Virtualisation, the greatest tool you don’t [currently] use

Originally posted on xyHt: This post is dedicated to a good friend, Chris Johnson who, when we worked together a few years back, introduced me to this cool new word….VIRTUALISATION. You see, Chris is an IT guru (see: Enterprise Systems Architect), a friend that every GIS guru should have so that there is someone there […]

Making Heightmaps

Published in xyHt October 17 2017: So there is no hiding it, I’ve been building a lot of 3d data recently, partly to sell, partly to fuel my adventures into augmented reality (if your interested in me adding this to the blog, please say!). The main thing that has been vital has been the heightmap. […]

Creating a Cesium virtual globe with v1.36

As blogs come, this has to be (for me) one of the longest. You see, I’ve been playing with Cesiumjs since its beginning and following the exciting beginnings of the “3D Tile” for the last 3yrs, I’ve waited patiently, waiting for the moment I could share with the world how fantastic this new technology is. […]