All posts by Nicholas Duggan FRGS Cgeog (GIS)

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...

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...

ArcGIS 10.4 & QGIS 2.14

QGIS 2.14 vs ArcGIS Pro 10.4

This post almost didn’t happen. For over seven years 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 that we all run into on a daily basis. With the new releases someone told me something, and it almost stopped...

Adding layers

Web Mapping Part 3

Creating a Real Online Map In part 3 of this series (parts 1 and 2 are in the December 2015 and January 2016 issues), we build a web map using Microsoft Windows and Geoserver. We’ll be building this to run on the computer’s “localhost” (http://127.0.0.1), which means that you can run the web map like...

An interview with Mapillary CEO Jan Erik

Following Mapillary’s announcement yesterday, I sought to get more information about Mapillary and how they have come to be such an interesting prospect in the geospatial world. Mapillary is a pioneer in new ways to capture, share, and utilize street-level images. Yesterday I had the privilege to interview Jan Erik Solem of Mapillary to get the...