Presentation of Coordinate systems

We use web maps every day and never question why there is no coordinate system reference, yet our paper maps have more coordinate system information than the page can handle. Is it about time we reviewed our presentation of the map?

QGIS Gets group layer definitions

You may have guessed,  I'm a little OCD. Things needs to be ordered and structured, yes, I wash my hands twice to make sure I get all the bateria. What has this got to do with QGIS? Well, since I've started using QGIS I've been frustrated, I create all these really cool layers then every … Continue reading QGIS Gets group layer definitions

The #GISTribe Challenge

Intro So, after a lot of talk with @WildlifeGISgirl, @UUDreams, @Brian_Bancroft & the plethora of super geoninja on the #GISTribe forum (is it a forum, a meet, a symposium or even a tweeting?).....I think I have the happenings of an outline for a challenge but feel free to comment and advise on how this can … Continue reading The #GISTribe Challenge

GIS Tips – How to Find the EPSG Code of your Shapefile

RTFM is the best phrase I can think of here....having spent the last 10yrs checking through the .prj parameters of shapefiles to ensure I am using the correct EPSG code, someone nudges me and says that they used something they found on the Boundless site. The answer? A real simple tool called PRJ2EPSG which allows … Continue reading GIS Tips – How to Find the EPSG Code of your Shapefile

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

MXD to QGIS

Anyone that went to the inaugural Scottish QGIS UK user group meet would not only have had a great time & enjoyed the great company of Ross & Thinkwhere but would have also seen Neil Bennys' presentation "Qgis Evangelism" which I only just caught a couple of days ago. Neil is a geoninja of the … Continue reading MXD to QGIS

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