All posts by Nicholas Duggan FRGS Cgeog (GIS)

Let’s talk about MapOps

 I’m not going to lie, I’m slowly mutating into one of those GIS high-level manager types who work less on real day to day map work and more about concepts and frameworks…even, at points strategizing. I hate it, give me some kriging interpolation or some hardcore viewshed analysis any day, but one thing is becoming...

What is ETL…

and How Can it Turn You into a Geospatial Rock Star? Imagine a world where there was only one data type for 3D, 2D and point clouds. Wouldn’t it be bliss? I have to confess that about 30 percent of my time, when I work in GIS, is spent working between different data formats…a DWG...

Build a Survey Tracker Map

We all have a little more time on our hands at the moment and it seems like the perfect time to do a little tidy of some of our data and do a little organization. In fact, I’m going to walk you through setting up something that clients have asked me to build for them...

Using Object Detection for More Accurate Live Mapping

Almost a year ago today I was in a meeting where someone was telling me that the project we were working on needed to use LoRa positioning so that diggers and trucks could be tracked on a real-time map. I am not at liberty to give you my full response, but my professional response is...

Creating a Web Map Using Mapbox

This blog is born out of pure frustration and my competitive nature. When I was looking at web mapping libraries, I looked at Mapbox and thought, “That will be easy.” Three days later I was pulling my hair out—then the next day I was smiling and happy. You see, Mapbox is similar to Leaflet in...

Open Source Field Capture

Recently I’ve been doing a bit of GIS training with environmental companies, mostly to help them make the move to open source software. You see, a few companies out there have propriety software licenses that are due to end, but the companies can’t justify the renewal when all they do is draw boundaries on a...