All posts by Nicholas Duggan FRGS Cgeog (GIS)

Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go Leads the AR Revolution

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series July 2016Six months ago when I claimed that augmented reality was the future of GIS and geospatial services, it was met with a few sniggers. This week has seen the arrival of Pokémon Go, one of the most popular games to hit the mobile phone...

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Always Get Independent Advice & Avoid the #geotroll

Ever since I started tweeting and blogging, I’ve received messages about using certain software, or how expensive a software is, or sometimes threats over my choice of software. It falls on deaf ears; I am independent. ANY geospatial software, no matter cost or design, is worth considering to some respect. Sure, some may meet your...

Cloud City

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series xyHt in print, June 2016When the father of GIS, the late Roger Tomlinson, first imagined a computerized system for handling land inventory mapping more than half a century ago, did he imagine that GIS would become such an integral part of our lives? At a...

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Do Your Work Right (and You Can Be ‘Smart’ Too)

Ever since I saw the phrase “smart city,” I have cringed. Not because of the term but because of 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 and communication technology...

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GeoBusiness 2016 – London

Wow! Just, wow [ed. Translation to US-English "Wow!!"]. Last week I was at the UK Esri annual conference with 3000+ people crammed into the tight QEII conference centre. This still didn’t prepare me for GeoBusiness this year. It was the same venue as last year but somehow they’ve crammed in a few more stands, and...

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GISWORX 2016

For most, work is a 9 to 5 grind that slowly eats at your core until you retire, find you have nothing to do, and get bored. Not if you work in the geospatial field though; everyday is a new adventure, and this month took me to the UAE, to be specific, Dubai for the...