Tag Archives: QGIS

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...

GoogleEarth Multipatch

Multipatches, Point Clouds and Meshes

A Guide to 3D GIS Data Formats Moving your GIS to 3D is a daunting task. Not only are there all the vertical issues to take into account, but also a whole new world of jargon, which can, at times, be quite overwhelming. In this post you’ll find a few of the data formats that...

Datum Transformations

Using OSTN15 with QGIS

As you may be aware, the United Kingdom has a new transformation model that is OSTN15. But why? What does it mean to the geospatial community? Without being too nerdy, tectonic plate movement means that the “model” surface (the geoid) is slowly moving away from being the best fit for the coordinate system. It has...

xyHt News Links: 9/9/16

FireFLY6 PRO Now Shipping! Sokkia introduces lighter and faster line of robotic total stations Septentrio’s Altus NR2 GNSS Receiver is Now Offered by Esri  Satlab Geosolutions introduces SLX-1 Multi-application CORS GNSS Receiver [Webinar] The Latest Construction Site Land Surveying Practices Phase One Industrial Innovates Four Band Aerial Imaging Phase One Industrial Launches iXU-RS Aerial Camera...

ArcGIS 10.4 & QGIS 2.14

QGIS 2.14 vs ArcGIS Pro 10.4

This post almost didn’t happen. For over seven years I’ve been comparing GIS software in the hope that someone would be reading and take it upon themselves to fix a few of the issues that we all run into on a daily basis. With the new releases someone told me something, and it almost stopped...