Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

Kari Hicks

Senior GIS Analyst, Duke Energy Ohio, USA Duke Energy is one of the largest utilities in the U.S., with nearly eight million customers across multiple states in the Midwest and Eastern Seaboard. Like other utilities, Duke is seeking to modernize and provide affordable, reliable, and greener energy for growing markets through improved engineering efficiencies and...

Smart Access for 3D Cities

Above: A view from the OpenCities Planner online 3D city model web portal (hosted by Agency9) for Gothenburg, Sweden. A new skyscraper (now under construction) was added to provide planners and citizens a realistic idea of the visual impact of the proposed development. Credit for all images in this article: Bentley Systems. Today’s 3D city...

Aerial Self-sufficiency

Above: Universal Studios, Florida A large risk-assessment and data-analytics company created its own internal system to collect imagery, write software, and develop processing workflows. If a private company or public agency is large enough, it may be able to internalize all of the processes for its services rather than having to outsource any. For example, it might...

What’s within a 30-minute Walk – Revisited

I recently had reason to be in London for a short meeting and walked past London Bridge, looked at the sky around me, and thought, “I wonder how accurate that map I made last year is?” I was fortunate to have my camera phone with me so that I could take a few pictures. The...

Maptime – Grassroots Geo-learning

From beginners to experts: #maptime chapters worldwide provide opportunities for cartographers, mappers, geospatial practitioners—and anyone with an interest in maps—to learn from each other. The concept and impetus behind #maptime are very simple: people who create (or have an affinity for) maps and mapping getting together to share common interests, tips, tricks, and techniques. If...

Nick Bearman, PhD

GIS Educator, Geospatial Training Solutions & University College London – London, UK Nick Bearman is a gifted educator, with an extra bonus for the geospatial community in the UK (and increasingly worldwide) of a specialty in GIS. Bearman operates his own consultancy, creating custom training in GIS—both commercial and open source. He is also a...