Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

Adding layers

Web Mapping Part 3

Creating a Real Online Map In part 3 of this series (parts 1 and 2 are in the December 2015 and January 2016 issues), we build a web map using Microsoft Windows and Geoserver. We’ll be building this to run on the computer’s “localhost” (http://127.0.0.1), which means that you can run the web map like...

An interview with Mapillary CEO Jan Erik

Following Mapillary’s announcement yesterday, I sought to get more information about Mapillary and how they have come to be such an interesting prospect in the geospatial world. Mapillary is a pioneer in new ways to capture, share, and utilize street-level images. Yesterday I had the privilege to interview Jan Erik Solem of Mapillary to get the...

Final attempt with just shadow on the tree canopies.

QGIS 2.5D Functionality

When I went into the office today, I had to write an amazing blog about the QGIS 2.5D functionality and how it was the beginning of QGIS’ journey into the 3rd dimension. Only I can’t, because Anita Graser, the author of “Learning QGIS 2.0” and owner of the Free and open source ramblings blog beat...

Web Mapping, Part 2

It’s as easy as 1, 2, built. In my last article in this series (December 2015), I briefly discuss the essence of what a web map is and the basic components. This part looks at the easy web mapping solutions that I briefly touch on in the last piece. I then discuss and provide the...

ARES Map is a hybrid solution bringing together the intelligence of Esri’s GIS contents and a full-featured dwg-based CAD system.

The Vanishing Divide

New solutions bridge the gap between CAD and GIS. Editor’s note: In our continuing examination of CAD-GIS integration we’ve presented several approaches and products. Internationally, a tremendous amount of work has been done towards integration, both in academia and in commercial software; here we introduce you to Graebert GmbH, German developer of popular CAD software...