Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

Why I Heart My Geospatial Job

Above: Marc wears a poncho given to him by his students in Paraguay. xyHt celebrates Valentine’s Day by sharing the love our contributors feel about their geospatial careers. Marc Delgado Loves His Students’ Reactions I love to see and hear my students’ initial reactions when they draw their first map from memory. I’m now in...

Mahtab Moteab

Geospatial Data Analyst, Geocurve Ltd. Kelvedon, UK Mahta Moteab began her geospatial career with an associate degree in civil engineering technology at the Technical Faculty of Surveying, Tehran, then a Bachelor of Surveying Technology at the Darolfonoon Institute of Higher Education. She has worked as a cartographer, and in photogrammetry as technician, and then as...

Where on Earth Is the Offset in ArcGIS Pro?

Life used to be nice and easy for us GIS guys. We used to roll out of bed, click start on our GIS software, go back to bed for an hour, and then think about making a nice simple 2D map. Then, all of a sudden everyone starts talking about 3D GIS and being able...

Gabriela Olekszyk

Surveyor & GIS Analyst, Woods Auckland New Zealand Gabriela Olekszyk began her geomatics/geospatial career in Western Australia, surveying for mining concerns during vacation breaks while studying for a Bachelor of Surveying Technology at Curtin University. Western Australia has become a crucible for geomatics: a vast land (almost four times the size of Texas), sparsely populated, but...

Matt Pietryszyn

Team Lead, Location Intelligence & Data Visualization, City of Brampton Ontario, Canada The City of Brampton in Ontario is on the leading edge of vibrant, geospatially charged communities; xyHt receives many nominations for 40 under 40 each year for folks in the connected geo-community there. Matt Pietryszyn received multiple nods, not only for his work with...

GIS in Higher Education

Given this column’s theme of the coordinated campus and educational implications for the GIS professional community, it seems fitting to ask: If you went to a postsecondary school, did you take a course in GIS? For more people than ever before, the answer is “yes.” GIS has long been a part of institutions of higher...