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

Explain Georeferencing To Me as If I Were a Five-Year-Old

Blog post copied from Adrian Welsh on GeoNet 30/11/2016 - Too good not to share!! Explain Georeferencing To Me as If I Were a Five-Year-Old   I really liked how Denzel Washington used the phrase “explain this to me as if I were a xxx-year-old” in the movie Philadelphia (1993). Reference: Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA: Jonathan … Continue reading Explain Georeferencing To Me as If I Were a Five-Year-Old

Add OSTN15 to QGIS 2.16

As you may be aware, the United Kingdom has a new transformation model that is OSTN15.....But why? What does it mean to the geospatial community? Without being too nerdy, tectonic plate movement means that the "model" surface (the geoid) is slowly moving from best fit for the coordinate system. It has been 13yrs since Ordnance … Continue reading Add OSTN15 to QGIS 2.16

Using 3D Web Mapping to Model Offshore Archaeology

Ever since I started working in the renewables industry on offshore wind farms over 8yrs ago and had to analyse shipwrecks, I thought about how much more interactive and informative shipwreck analysis would be in 3D. There are many companies out there at the moment who produce the most amazing visualisations, where is the ability … Continue reading Using 3D Web Mapping to Model Offshore Archaeology

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

Do your work right and you can be smart too

Originally published in xyHt Ever since I saw the word phrase "smart city", I have cringed. Not because of the term but what it alludes to. To me it says that we (geospatial experts) haven't done our work right....let me explain From Wikipedia: "A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate multiple information … Continue reading Do your work right and you can be smart too