Choosing & Using a Map – Part 2

Now that you know how to choose a map, let’s learn how to use it! Darren Edwards of Trail Hiking Australia knows a thing or two about maps, and is here to share his knowledge. With some basic knowledge and a good ol’ compass, you’ll be steering the way in no time.

Choosing & Using a Map – Part 1

I often meet other hikers on the trail who seem confused about their location or direction of travel. Most are not carrying a map and simply expect that their will be an obvious trail or markers to define the way. Other people I meet have a map but simply cannot read it.

Knowing how to read a map isn’t difficult, for most people, given training, a bit of practise and continual use. The symbols, topography lines and direction helpers all might require a little understanding, but the answers are all right there! We’ll show you how to find the key to finding your way!

Digital Earth in a Transformed Society

What is a Digital Earth? According to the International Journal of Digital Earth, the term refers to “…a virtual representation of the planet, encompassing all its systems and forms, both natural environment and human societies, manifested as a multi-dimensional, multi-scale, multi-temporal, and multi-layer information facility.
“I believe we need a ‘Digital Earth’. A multi-resolution, three-dimensional representation of the planet, into which we can embed vast quantities of geo-referenced data” —Al Gore, 1998 (speech)

Becoming a Pro at ArcGIS Pro

After years of working with the ArcGIS Suite, I thought I’d be all over the ‘new and improved’ Esri ArcGIS interface, ArcGIS Pro. However, to my surprise, Arc Pro took a fair bit longer than I expected to learn all the nuances and fully appreciate the benefits that the software really has to offer over ArcMap. Although it would be impossible to fit it all in this one blog, I’ve compiled a few ArcGIS Pro Tips and Tricks that I pulled directly out of the Transition to ArcGIS Pro training course I recently conducted at our office here at Spatial Vision.

Treat Your Team: A Reward System That Works

True agile teams are self-organizing in nature. This means that they decide how they are going to complete the work scoped for a given sprint. One thing that is usually not part of the self-organization is rewards and recognition. This is usually left with management or at a company level. We as a team decided to change this.

Mapping the Future of Farming

Agriculture worldwide faces daunting challenges, not only because of increasing population growth, changing food consumption patterns, natural resource scarcity and environmental degradation, but also as a result of the rapidly intensifying threat of climate change. Australia is likely to be one of the most exposed of the world’s developed countries to the adverse effects of climatic change, especially possible declines in agricultural production…

Getting Started with Power BI Part 2

In these blogs (part 1, part 2), I take a look at GeoPandas and go through a worked example to show off some the cool things it does.

Getting Started with Power BI Part 1

The aim of this blog is to get you started on creating your first BI dashboard using simple ABS data in Power BI.

Open Source Spatial: Setting up an Anaconda Python Environment

In these blogs (part 1, part 2), I take a look at GeoPandas and go through a worked example to show off some the cool things it does.

Geocomputation with R

I wanted to write about how quick and easy it is to make a simple map in R. However, it dawned on me that the first time I tried to make a map in R it actually took a long time.