When normals aren’t normal

Hey, it's been a while since my last post and I'll take a second to tell you why....I got a new job as CTO of a little company called The Carto Group. I niavely thought that nothing would change and I could do all my normal day to day blogs, tweets and awesome screenshots....how wrong … Continue reading When normals aren’t normal

Virtualisation, the greatest tool you don’t [currently] use

Originally posted on xyHt: http://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/virtualisation-the-greatest-tool-you-dont-currently-use/ This post is dedicated to a good friend, Chris Johnson who, when we worked together a few years back, introduced me to this cool new word....VIRTUALISATION. You see, Chris is an IT guru (see: Enterprise Systems Architect), a friend that every GIS guru should have so that there is someone there … Continue reading Virtualisation, the greatest tool you don’t [currently] use

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

QGIS CSV & Delimited text Issues

Originally posted on xyHt Magazine 10th August 2016 Last month I was at the Maptime in Southampton (UK), helping QGIS new users how to join tables and map EU referendum maps when I came across an issue with something on QGIS I hadn't spotted in the last *ahem* years of using it. When you drag … Continue reading QGIS CSV & Delimited text Issues

QGIS 2.14 v ArcGIS 10.4

Posted in xyht magazine 21st March 2016 This post almost didn't happen, for over 7yrs I've been comparing GIS software in the hope that someone would be reading and take it upon themselves to fix a few of the issues which we all run into on a daily basis. With the new releases someone told … Continue reading QGIS 2.14 v ArcGIS 10.4

QGIS 2.5D AGAIN….But on a web map!

You can now export your QGIS 2.5D maps straight to a web map thanks to the genius(es) Tom Chadwin & Luca Casagrande who developed the QGIS2Web plugin. Before I run away with myself and start talking 2.5D and cool effects, I think it's best I clarify a few things.

QGIS 2.5D Functionality

I originally posted this on xyHt on 16th Feb 2016   I had, when I went into the office today, to do an amazing blog about the QGIS 2.5D functionality and how it was the beginning of QGIS' journey into the 3rd dimension. Only I can't, Anita Graser, the author of "Learning QGIS 2.0" and … Continue reading QGIS 2.5D Functionality

New Job, New Goals, same Dragons8mycat

In case you aren't on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack, YouTube, Instagram or Geonet (don't laugh I hear there are users) I decided that I needed a new challenge and to get behind a winning team. There are many areas of the geospatial world that interest me, I am a huge fan hydrography and positional accuracy, … Continue reading New Job, New Goals, same Dragons8mycat

3D GIS is a thing and let's embrace it

“The world we live in is a three dimensional world, so why do we map it and analyse it in just two dimensions?” - Dragons8mycat 2013   In the last 5 years we, the GIS industry, have made some fantastic advances. So why is it that we are so slow with the adoption of using … Continue reading 3D GIS is a thing and let's embrace it