Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

automating the mundane

Automating the Mundane: AI Geospatial Analysis

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series january 2017Customized geospatial exploitation services provide solutions for the defense, homeland security, and aerospace markets. You don’t have to work for huge organizations, such as the U.S. Air Force or the U.S. Forest Service, to appreciate the benefits of customized geospatial exploitation services or capabilities....

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Custom, Portable Maps — Via App!

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series December 2016Software company Avenza has evolved its map products into an app that lets people upload their own map—or download a map of their choice—to their mobile devices, and customize it. Whether for fighting a wildland fire, delivering packages, or exploring tourist sites, using a...

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Vertical Transformations and GIS

You know those moments where you are sitting in a pub, the office, or at a friend’s house and you say something, then suddenly wonder why you haven’t thought of it before? I had that very issue in the Brew Dog pub near Spitalfields in London, UK a couple of weeks ago. You see, I...

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Map Making: “Can I have a map?”

“Can I have a map?” How often do you get someone ask, “Can I have a map”? I have nothing against making maps; in fact I like it so much that I have made a career out of it. Not just any map either, I’ve made maps for the nuclear, environmental, government, renewable energy, offshore...

Datum Transformations

Using OSTN15 with QGIS

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 away from being the best fit for the coordinate system. It has...

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Layla Gordon, Ordnance Survey Technology Laboratory Engineer

What is the Ordnance Survey Technology Laboratory? I managed to get an interview with one of the UK’s national mapping agency’s engineers, Layla Gordon, who has been working on some interesting geospatial tech. ND: How did your education lead you to OS (Ordnance Survey) and geospatial? LG: Back in 1994 I was doing a degree...