All posts by Nicholas Duggan FRGS Cgeog (GIS)

Creating a Web Map Using QGIS2Web

Almost two years ago to the day I wrote Webmapping 3.5 in which I did a walkthrough of QGIS2Web. Since then, QGIS has grown up, and so has QGIS2Web. In the original blog, I discussed how you could use OpenLayers and Leaflet as basemaps. Now you can use Mapbox, too. The layout is improved and...

Creating a Web Map Using Leaflet

In this series I’m describing a few of the different systems that mapping people use to share their web maps. Unlike many of the walkthroughs and tutorials out there, I’m including templates so you can fill in the blanks and learn how to put it on your webhost. First in this series is Leaflet, a...

The Leica BLK2GO: A GRANDSLAM Device

Hexagon Geosystems’ nifty-looking Leica BLK2GO makes geospatial data more accessible to GIS and BIM professionals—as well as to expert surveyors. On a cold, frosty day in December, I’m walking around a skating rink in London with what looks like a device stolen from Doctor Who’s TARDIS. With its sleek exterior and ergonomic design, the Leica...

What Is Automation in GIS Mentoring?

Being asked to write about mentoring, I find myself reflecting on my years in GIS … —The multiple teams I’ve managed and the challenges along the way, plus how I approach leadership or mentoring now, and how my teams go about getting advice when no help is present. First though, what do we mean by...

Container 42: So Smart it Knows All the Answers

Container 42 and digital twins: the answer to life, the universe and how the Port of Rotterdam is transforming infrastructure management and operations. Editor’s Note: If you think the term “digital twin” is yet another high concept being foisted on surveyors and geospatial professionals in AEC, then you are not alone. But you are hearing...

Unity Reveals Reflect

Reflect by Unity is like … the gamification of BIM? Imagine you get an email message that reads, “We’re reviewing the Alderson building model. See you in 10 mins?” Seeing this, you take a large slurp of hazelnut latte and put on your VR goggles and hand grips. Suddenly, you are transported (digitally) inside a...