All posts by Nick Bearman

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...

R Map

The Program R

What is it, and what can it do for AEC? R is a free, open source program that is becoming increasingly popular in the geospatial industry. R used to be the preserve of statisticians, but its open and flexible nature has allowed it to grow to cover a wide range of disciplines and user bases....

The Latest in GIS Research

Newcastle University was host to the 2019 conference. Trends with UAVs, spatial data, and data use from GISRUK 2019. GISRUK is the annual GIS research conference in the UK that showcases the latest in GIS (geographical information science) and geomatics research from the UK and across Europe. I attended the four-day conference at Newcastle University,...

QGIS: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Editor’s Note: Nowadays everything costs, whether you are a solo practitioner, in a small business, or part of a large firm seeking to expand. You buy a new laptop, you need an operating system, then office software, then a broadband subscription; the cost keeps escalating. Are you bound to this legacy progression of costs? Not...