All posts by Nicholas Duggan FRGS Cgeog (GIS)

Adding layers

Web Mapping Part 3

Creating a Real Online Map In part 3 of this series (parts 1 and 2 are in the December 2015 and January 2016 issues), we build a web map using Microsoft Windows and Geoserver. We’ll be building this to run on the computer’s “localhost” (http://127.0.0.1), which means that you can run the web map like...

An interview with Mapillary CEO Jan Erik

Following Mapillary’s announcement yesterday, I sought to get more information about Mapillary and how they have come to be such an interesting prospect in the geospatial world. Mapillary is a pioneer in new ways to capture, share, and utilize street-level images. Yesterday I had the privilege to interview Jan Erik Solem of Mapillary to get the...

Final attempt with just shadow on the tree canopies.

QGIS 2.5D Functionality

When I went into the office today, I had to write an amazing blog about the QGIS 2.5D functionality and how it was the beginning of QGIS’ journey into the 3rd dimension. Only I can’t, because Anita Graser, the author of “Learning QGIS 2.0” and owner of the Free and open source ramblings blog beat...

Web Mapping, Part 2

It’s as easy as 1, 2, built. In my last article in this series (December 2015), I briefly discuss the essence of what a web map is and the basic components. This part looks at the easy web mapping solutions that I briefly touch on in the last piece. I then discuss and provide the...

Web Mapping

Part 1, The Basics Children of the millennium will never know that there was a time before the internet when we, the cartographers, engineers, and surveyors had to relate geospatial information through the medium of paper. Although the internet has been around since the late 1980s, it wasn’t until 1996 when the world got the...