All posts by Nick Bearman

A Better GNSS?

With America, Russia, China, and the EU all now having GNSS constellations operating, what does it mean for surveyors and geospatial professionals?

PDR and the Pandemic

What continuing education will look like in the post-Covid-19 world Our Professional Development Record (PDR) hours—CPD in the UK—are a key part of the surveying and geospatial professions. Previously PDR would have involved a mixture of in-person training, in-person conferences and self-study training materials. With the Covid-19 restrictions on meeting other people face-to-face, meetings are...

Using QGIS in the Cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

It’s easy to run a popular open-source geospatial suite on this hosted cloud platform: AWS. QGIS is a great piece of software, and I would really recommend you try it out if you are currently working with ArcGIS, MapInfo or any other piece of GIS software. However, if you don’t have admin rights on your...

Let’s Be Colleagues: New Settings for GIS Mentoring

Mentoring is a key aspect in any career; otherwise how do we learn what we need to do and how we need to work in a particular environment? Mentoring is even more important for an SME (small- to medium-sized enterprise) or freelancer. Working on your own is increasingly common in the geospatial field, with the...

Edinburgh

FOSS4G UK 2019

Open Source, Geospatial, Sun, Legos I had a wonderful three days in Edinburgh attending the most recent FOSS4G UK conference, based at Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh has never had better weather, and I was assured by the locals that this was not normal! There was a great selection of workshops and talks, covering everything from cartography,...

GEO Business 2019

BIM, AR, Digital Twins, and the Future On May 21 and 22, I attended the GEO Business conference in hot sunny London to bring you the latest developments in survey, BIM, and GIS. The conference had a lot in it, from the latest in drone technology, amazing augmented reality, and the recent developments in collaboration...