Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

AIS: Using Shipping Data in GIS

We’ve all been dazzled by those awesome maps that animate ships or aircraft using AIS, as they move in near real time, but how do they work? What magic sits beneath the hood? As luck would have it, whilst working with the offshore wind farm industry I had to do a lot of vessel analysis,...

aerial view of Montreal

Easing the 3D Workflow

For 30 years, an Alaska-based company has been producing digital mapping and photogrammetic software to help automate the complex work of data interpretation.  Photogrammetry, long the foundation of mapping, has evolved much since 1987 when DAT/EM Systems International was founded. Despite all the advances in both hardware and software, however, the latter cannot yet reliably...

Taisha Waeny

Project Manager, Esri, in Australia and New Zealand We received multiple nominations for this dynamic geospatial professional from three continents. Taisha Waeny has become one of the most-recognized voices for the international community of Esri CityEngine users and the broader geospatial community, as well. Taisha encourages young people to enter the geomatics profession by pointing...

Monica Stephens

Monica Stephens

Assistant Professor, the State University of New York at Buffalo New York, USA Big data, the geoweb, the influence of maps and mapping on society, and volunteered geographical information (VDI) are some of the subjects taught and researched by Dr. Monica Stephens. A popular educator and guest speaker, Monica is also a geo-blogger, tackling map...

Natalie Dobbs

Vice President, Spatial Innovision Ltd. Trinidad and Tobago Natalie Hobbs serves on the Vanguard Cabinet of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), the international nonprofit association of GIS practitioners. The Cabinet, formed in 2011, seeks to engage and support young GIS practitioners and professionals. Internationally recognized and lauded for her work in these...

ArcGIS Pro

Minimum and Maximum Z Values in ArcGIS Pro

In ArcGIS Pro, why are my minimum and maximum Z values wrong, and how do I fix it? Until recently, this isn’t the kind of question you would expect a GIS user to ask. Of late there have been many innovations in the geospatial software world, and the GIS user is now having to come...