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 Stereo Imagery (Digital Aerial) in ArcGIS Pro

With the new version of Esri’s ArcGIS Pro software there is the capability to use stereo imagery, something of great use to those looking to digitize and use 3D vector data. To this end, I thought it would try bringing in some stereo aerial data to see how the process works within ArcGIS Pro. Vague … Continue reading Using Stereo Imagery (Digital Aerial) in ArcGIS Pro

Give #LiDAR files a coordinate system with no GIS

I am not perfect, my wife will tell you that in abundance and yesterday I realised just how rubbish I am....I was sent a LiDAR capture of some woods and no matter what I did, it wouldn't render in the right place. I knew the cloud was captured in EPSG 27700 (British National Grid) using … Continue reading Give #LiDAR files a coordinate system with no GIS

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

Using Live Shipping Data in GIS

Originally posted in xyHt 21st Feb 2018: http://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/using-shipping-data-gis/ We've all been dazzled by these awesome maps which animate ships or aircraft as they move in near real time, but how do they work? What magic sits beneath the hood? As luck would have it, whilst working with the offshore wind farm industry I had to do … Continue reading Using Live Shipping Data in GIS

Intergeo 2017

As you may already know, a week or so ago I went to the Intergeo event with the amazing guys over at xyHt magazine, after all, I am their European Editor so it kinda made sense. So rather than write my usual "how to" blogs I thought I'd write a little on my findings, or … Continue reading Intergeo 2017

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. … Continue reading Creating a Cesium virtual globe with v1.36