Dynamic text with QGIS

It's not until you need it that you realise how much you miss it....such is the case with the ESRI ArcGIS dynamic text functionality, on the surface it seemed easy to put a little reference into a text box and then every time I opened a template or new map it would automatically show the user/coordinate system/date/time of print or any of a hundred plus options.

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

GIS Tips – Display Some Text Labels from Attribution and not Others – ArcGIS

We've all been there, an awesome map and you need to label the features based on the attribution of a feature..... ....only you just realised that the feature is classified and you only want to show the values associated with one of the classifications, so what do you do? The usual answer to the question … Continue reading GIS Tips – Display Some Text Labels from Attribution and not Others – ArcGIS