All posts by Nick Bearman

General Data Protection Regulation and the Locus Charter

Helping geospatial professionals to work ethically with location data Responsible data use is key to many professionals, not just in the geo and location industries. Data and privacy has been on our radar for a number of years now, and in recent years it has come to the forefront with the advent of General Data...

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,...