Category Archives: Cartography

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...

Pangaea

Find Your Home – on Pangaea

First, a bit of “geosplaining.” When we started this newsletter we looked for a name that had a “geo” feel without having geo in the name. For those who don’t follow geology, Pangaea was the most recent supercontinent which was formed roughly 200 to 250 million years ago, according to the plate tectonics theory. Flash...

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...

Alison DeGraff Ollivierre

Alison DeGraff Ollivierre

Cartographer, National Geographic Maps Colorado, USA With interests in participatory mapping, outdoor recreation and travel cartography, small-island developing states, climate change, spatial planning, and conservation, Aly Ollivierre spreads her work as a cartographer widely and generously. She’s a cartographer at National Geographic Maps, a freelancer doing cartography/GIS work at Tombolo Maps & Design, and a...

Server 2016 interface virtualization

Virtualization: the Greatest Tool You Don’t (Currently) Use

This post is dedicated to a good friend, Chris Johnson, who, when we worked together a few years back, introduced me to this cool new word: VIRTUALIZATION. You see, Chris is an IT guru (see: enterprise systems architect)—a friend that every GIS guru should have so that you’ve got someone to pick up the pieces...

The Problem with GIS and Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality

Over the last few years, altered realities technology has exploded, and now, with the introduction of Apple’s ARKit and Android’s ARCore, AR, MR, and VR are well within the reach of the non-developer. I can confirm this as I’ve created a few AR apps and MR apps myself over the last few months, with no experience...