All posts by Nicholas Duggan FRGS Cgeog (GIS)

James Cooper

Doers: James Cooper

Leaving school at 15 years old with little education wasn’t unusual in the UK before it was compulsory to complete your education and take exams. That’s the path James Cooper found himself on in 1972, but he made the best of it. Suffering from both dyscalculia and dysgraphia, he found school a challenge. This is...

Esri UC 2020 – Site Scan Drone Mapping Solution

Esri has announced Site Scan for ArcGIS—an end to end solution for UAV data capture. This year, at the User Conference, there was a buzz around drones (see what I did there), a rumor was going around that a new drone solution was being announced. Sure enough, during the plenary, Jack Dangermond, Esri co-founder and...

Highlights of the Esri UC 2020 – Day Three Plenary

Following our coverage of days one and two, here are the highlights of the Esri User Conference 2020 – Day Three Plenary. Lots of goals! Sustainable Development Goals A global GIS framework is emerging which brings together many organisations and thousands of data – like a system of systems but some of this data is...

Highlights of the Esri UC 2020 – Day Two

Highlights from Presentations and Exhibits at the Esri UC 2020: plenty of ArcGIS ArcGIS Workforce: Mobile app for worker, web app for dispatcher and project owner there is ArcGIS Platform Mobile app allows use of mobile app to complete to do list Web app allows the creation and management of work for mobile working GIS...

Highlights of the Esri UC 2020 – Day One

This is the 40th annual Esri UC (user conference), the first being held in Redlands California, the home of Esri’s HQ, with only 15 users. But it rapidly expanded in subsequent years, moving to the San Diego Convention Center where it has been held for many years. Now in 2020, the UC has gone virtual—with...

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...