All posts by Nicholas Duggan FRGS Cgeog (GIS)

Founder of QGIS: Gary Sherman

An Interview with Gary Sherman If Roger Tomlinson is considered the father of GIS, then Gary Sherman is one of the godfathers. He started building a GIS to solve a particular problem, and it has since grown into the world’s most-popular free GIS: QGIS. Gary doesn’t often give interviews, so when he agreed to do...

My First Trip to the Esri UC

No matter what flavor of GIS you roll, there is no ignoring the annual Esri user conference in San Diego. The highlight is the opening plenary session which is always given by the (co) founder of Esri, none other than Jack Dangermond.  To discuss this fully, we have to start at the beginning, which was...

Global Mapper

Global Mapper Review

Although I’ve been using GIS for more years than I can remember, until xyHt took me out to InterGeo I had never heard of Global Mapper. I thought I’d used every GIS there was; I’ve even used some that only a select few have ever heard of (StruMap anyone?). The market is saturated with GIS, and...

Arc GISPro Orth Imagery

Using Ortho Imagery (Digital Aerial) in ArcGIS Pro

The new version of Esri’s ArcGIS Pro software offers the capability to use stereo imagery, something of great use to those looking to digitize and use 3D vector data. To this end, I thought I would try bringing in some stereo aerial data to see how the process works within ArcGIS Pro. Vague Knowledge At...

The Gamification of the Geospatial Industry

Why Is It Important? With huge, sprawling maps and realistic cities now appearing in our video games, it begs the question as to how these amazing cities render so quickly, yet we geospatial experts still sit waiting for 10 minutes for our software to open. For example, the notorious Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (pictured...

Charles Kennelly

An Interview with Charles Kennelly – CTO Esri UK

Charles Kennelly became CTO of Esri UK in 2008, and, unlike many people in similar positions, he takes time to listen to “the little man.” I fondly remember giving a talk at FOSS4G UK a few years back and seeing Charles there front and center in the audience. After I finished he immediately told me...