Category Archives: GIS

Create a linear buffer tool for Digimap for Schools

I’m working on the development of a new linear buffer tool for the Digimap for Schools service. Linear buffering is a common feature in GIS applications. 200 meters buffer on a part of river clyde in Glasgow In geometrical terms such an … Continue reading

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Creating a transparent overlay map with mapbox-ios-sdk

For this blog post i have managed to capture on of EDINA’s mobile developers.  Their guest article will describe how to create transparent overlays for mobiles using mapbox-ios-sdk. I am working on a historic map overlay, where the user can … Continue reading

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FOSS4G – a developers review – part4

The 4th and final EDINA developers eye view of FOSS4G 2013.  This one is from Tim Urwin who is the Digimap Service Manager.  Tim has been working at EDINA pretty much from the start of it’s internet mapping adventure and … Continue reading

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FOSS4G – a developers review part 2

This is the second part of EDINA’s developer review of FOSS4G 2013.  This time it is Mike Gale who will be providing his opinion on what was presented. Who are you: Michael Gale – GIS Engineer / Member of the … Continue reading

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FOSS4G – a developers review part 1

As well as being part of the Local organising committee, EDINA sent a number of developers to FOSS4G.  In the first of a series of guest posts we find out what the developers thought of the event and what they … Continue reading

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FOSS4G – after the dust settles

FOSS4G 2013 has been and gone. What can i say, it seemed to go well. It is is hard to tell when you are so involved in organising an event as you notice all the little things that didn’t quite … Continue reading

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FOSS4G 2013 – 5 reasons you should attend

FOSS4G is the annual conference for anyone interested in Free and Open Source Software 4 Geospatial.  FOSS4G 2013 will be held in Nottingham between the 17th and 21st September. So what makes FOSS4G so important and why should you attend? … Continue reading

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Top route planners

OK, so it is summertime and we are probably thinking of holidays. For some this means getting to the airport and jetting of somewhere. For others it means road trips.  I fall into the later category and the thing I … Continue reading

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GIS for avalanche probability mapping and more

When I am not doing GIS or writing about GIS I try to escape to the mountains.  They mountains have always had a magnetic like attraction over me, and are probably the reason I got into maps and geography in … Continue reading

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Geoforum 2013

  EDINA had a day out in London running it’s Geoforum event. Geoforum aims to bring together Digimap Site reps from subscribing institutions around the country and showcase some of the new functionality in EDINA’s geoservices. It also gives site … Continue reading

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