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

GIS Tips – Getting OSTN02 to work with QGIS 2.2

If you follow me on Twitter, you will know how frustrated I have been lately with QGIS and getting the Ordnance Survey transformation to work fully. With QGIS 2.2 came a lot of great changes, the best for me was the ability to add custom transformations, this gave me the ability to apply 7 parameter … Continue reading GIS Tips – Getting OSTN02 to work with QGIS 2.2

GIS Tips: Adding OSTN02 to ArcGIS Explorer (build 2500)

Adding OSTN02 to ArcGIS Explorer Build 2500 This is a quick walkthrough of how to apply OSTN02 to ArcGIS Explorer build 2500, it assumes a Windows 7 install, though this fix will work with XP. First download & install the Projection System expansion pack: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/communities/arcgis-explorer-desktop/01s000000017000000.htm#ESRI_SECTION1_5F289729636840309B87C664AEEF4249 Then navigate to the ArcGIS Explorer program folder, this can … Continue reading GIS Tips: Adding OSTN02 to ArcGIS Explorer (build 2500)

GIS Tips – Using OSTN02 with QGIS

Not often I get requests....well, not often I get requests which lay down the guantlet. In my previous post "GIS Tips - Don't trust your GIS, have you heard of OSTN02?" I am quite flippant when mention how to add the OSTN02 to the QGIS system, then I got a couple of replies to my … Continue reading GIS Tips – Using OSTN02 with QGIS

GIS Tips – Don't trust your GIS, have you heard of OSTN02?

You wouldn't believe the number of GIS consultants. managers and technicians I have met who haven't heard of OSTN02, what is more worrying some of them work in prominent roles and make some big decisions. Okay, so if you don't live in the United Kingdom or work with UK spatial data, then you can switch … Continue reading GIS Tips – Don't trust your GIS, have you heard of OSTN02?

GIS Tips – Don’t trust your GIS, have you heard of OSTN02?

You wouldn't believe the number of GIS consultants. managers and technicians I have met who haven't heard of OSTN02, what is more worrying some of them work in prominent roles and make some big decisions. Okay, so if you don't live in the United Kingdom or work with UK spatial data, then you can switch … Continue reading GIS Tips – Don’t trust your GIS, have you heard of OSTN02?