GIS Tips – Never be youre own QA but if you do…..

Yes, I deliberately put that typo in, shame on you if you didn't spot it....There is not much more that winds me up more than seeing a typo on a map, there is no excuse, no matter how busy you are it can be avoided. I have a new game though, thanks to the wonders … Continue reading GIS Tips – Never be youre own QA but if you do…..

The Problem with 3D GIS

3D GIS is game changing, it can change the way you view your analysis, it can provide insights which you may have overlooked….but there is a little problem which I may had not shared in my deluge of blogs about how great 3D GIS is….. ...Sometimes it can be hard work. What I mean by … Continue reading The Problem with 3D GIS

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

GIS Tips: Make QGIS DEMs more “3D”

Applying a hillshade effect to QGIS DEMs Relief shading gives a DEM a more "3D" look. In the popular ESRI ArcGIS, there is a function to apply "z" amplification to the hillshade effect, this is quite easy to replicate in QIGS. To use relief shading in QGIS, follow the steps outlined below: Ensure that you … Continue reading GIS Tips: Make QGIS DEMs more “3D”

GIS Tips – Repair broken links using python

I'm not going to lie, I don't like python, probably because I'm turning into my dad and slowly find myself finding things a little harder to learn....I think being able to cope with C++, C#, VBA, HTML, CSS, Ferranti Fbasica, Cobal & (My favourite) Sinclair Basic, should be enough for anyone, python just tips me … Continue reading GIS Tips – Repair broken links using python

GIS Tips – GIS and the Law

I love my job, whether creating works of art or building a new tool for automating some mundane task, it keeps me busy and stops me from causing trouble. One thing I don't enjoy though, is the legal side of GIS. Every data has a source, which someone, somewhere has created and owns rights to … Continue reading GIS Tips – GIS and the Law

GIS Tips – Speed up ArcCatalog Start Up

Disconnect your folders!! Why? When you open ArcCatalog, a set of entries are inserted into the Catalog tree and a complete scan of your connected folders occurs to identify files of the type you've instructed ArcCatalog to show. Of course, many of us may not be aware that we instructed ArcCatalog to do such a … Continue reading GIS Tips – Speed up ArcCatalog Start Up