Twas the night before GIS Day

    Todd Barr wrote an excellent GIS Day tale but I felt it was a slight bit unkind, so came up with my own version, I hope you enjoy: Twas the Night before GIS Day, And all from afar Not a cartographer was drawing, Not ev'n on mylar Hard drives were hung by the … Continue reading Twas the night before GIS Day

Using OpenStreetMap basemaps with QGIS 3.0

QGIS 3 is a new wave of open source GIS, not only is it extremely quick and efficient, allowing you to use almost every type of geospatial data you can throw at it but it also includes a 3D renderer and ways to export your creations straight to the web...and let's not forget the HUGE … Continue reading Using OpenStreetMap basemaps with QGIS 3.0

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

How to Grayscale ArcGIS Pro Vector Symbology

Most of the time, ESRI software is great, it does [mostly] what you ask it and as long as you aren't doing anything too crazy it behaves. We all know that it has it's 'unique-ness' about it, after using it for a few years you start to ask "why don't they do this...." or "How … Continue reading How to Grayscale ArcGIS Pro Vector Symbology

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

Environment Agency makes LiDAR data open

The Environment Agency is placing two sets of LiDAR data – an aerial map created by laser scans – into the open data realm as part of a move to encourage more third parties into flood risk modelling.