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.

Open Source Spatial: GeoPandas Part 1

This is part 1 of the first installment of a new series of blogs on Open-Source Spatial technologies. First stop on this tour is a Python library called GeoPandas.

7 of the Best Data Visualisation Platforms

When we use the term ‘data visualisation’ it conjures up an image of charts, maps and dashboards, but it’s far more complex than this.

Esri Dashboards in Under 5 Minutes

As someone working in both the spatial analysis industry as well as software development, I am impressed when coming across tools that can be used for company to analyse performance.

Have We Seen The Death Of The Atlas?

For most of us, our first introduction to maps was by a teacher at primary school. As we progressed through the education system, atlases were introduced, exposing students to the art of cartography and the science of geography.

ArcCollector and STAR: Victorian Biodiversity (Offline) Mobile Data Capture

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) engaged Spatial Vision to produce a mobile application in Esri ArcCollector to be the field data capture tool for the DELWP web mapping application STAR.

Great Ocean Road Erosion Impacts

Fascinating but worrying to see the work reported in The Age Newspaper (“Great Ocean Road at risk from surging sea” 11/01/2019 – Royce Millar) concerning the impact of rising sea levels on the iconic Great Ocean Road along the south-western Victorian coastline.

Hunting Dataset Development Project Wins Award

Our recent work on the SHAP Hunting Area Dataset Development project, in conjunction with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning has been recognised at the APSEA Awards dinner in Melbourne

Shadeways – Thermal Comfort Model

Shadeways is a new program that takes into account weather conditions, time of day and tree canopy to find the most optimal route for thermal comfort unlike current navigation apps like Google Maps.

Monitoring the Metropolitan Development Boom

The area around the Box Hill Railway station has been a major development hub since the early 2000s. While most residents and visitors to the area cannot but help notice that there is a construction boom, data from DELWP’s Housing Development Data project helps to put this in context.