Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

Southampton Cesium

Add 3D Tiles to Cesium 1.36 to Make 3D Virtual Scenes

As blogs come, this has to be (for me) one of the longest. You see, I’ve been playing with Cesiumjs since its beginning and following the exciting beginnings of the “3D Tile” for the last 3 years. I’ve waited patiently, waiting for the moment I could share with the world how fantastic this new technology...

Eclipse Background, NASA

Night in the Afternoon: A US Solar Eclipse

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series August 2017What you need to know about the 2017 solar eclipse The upcoming solar eclipse will leave a 70-mile-wide trail of darkness across the United States on August 21, 2017 (see the map of the eclipse path on pages 44-45). This will be a once-in-a-lifetime...

Bad Elf

A Good Day with a Bad Elf

This entry is part 3 of 30 in the series PangaeaIt was a beautiful early summer day, ideal weather to take a road trip to the Pike National Forest about an hour from my Eastern Colorado home. Pike National Forest comprises 1,106,604 acres southwest of Denver and is a frequent haunt of mine for camping,...

Multipurpose GIS with ArcGIS Pro

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series July 2017You can now use point clouds and massive geospatial data with GIS through the web and your desktop with new software. Above: London rendered in 3D with London Underground data. For years, point clouds (lidar, laserscan, and multibeam) have been pretty useless to GIS...

Esri Geo App

Free GIS Training

This entry is part 4 of 30 in the series PangaeaThe ABCs of GIS via MOOC Massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide an affordable (generally free) and flexible way to learn new skills to advance or enhance your career or for your own personal development. The team over at Esri has joined the MOOC movement...

HxGN 2017

HxGN LIVE 2017 Takeaways

The big buzz among those interested in laser scanning was Leica’s BLK360 laser scanner (pictured above as demonstrated to xyHt editor Gavin Schrock). The small, affordable ($16k) scanner was originally jointly announced by Leica Geosystems and Autodesk at AU 2016 in November. At HxGN LIVE 2017, attendees learned that scanner shipments had begun. The BLK360...