3D Symbols in your 3D Visualisations

This post covers how to insert 3D symbols into an ArcGlobe scene. So you’re doing some analysis of the best place to put a windfarm and would like to really wow your client (or lecturer…) with some 3D visulisations.  We’ve probably all seen the kinds of point symbols that we might put on a 2D […]

Sticking to the (Python) Script

In this post, we’ll go over how you can use a Python script to get ArcGIS to do something it doesn’t currently do. This post comes courtesy of the suffering of a postgrad (like most things in the academic world.)   As part of a class project, the postgrad in question, Daniel, wanted to do […]

Anatomy of a Web Map

In this post, we’ll have a closer look behind how web maps combine map services with web pages. In an earlier post we looked at some of the web maps working off of our GIS server.  In this post, we’ll have a closer look at just how web maps work.  We’ll use the staff/student addresses […]

A Map of a Disaster

This is a post about the use of maps to tell a story.  One of the most famous maps ever produced recounts Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Russia in 1812. So I’ve been reading a novel recently that revolves around Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, which by all accounts, was the final nail in the coffin of […]

Spatial Thinking – the Legal Case

This is a post about Spatial Thinking in the context of the application of justice in New Zealand.  Only a few pretty pictures to go with this one I’m afraid. Growing up in relatively small-town America, I always knew to be a bit careful when driving through the wop wops – one could never be […]

Welcome to the GIS Blog

They say that there are three things that matter most in property: location, location, location.  This isn’t going to be a blog about property but if location is important to you than you’re in the right place.  We (Crile Doscher and Brad Case) have started this blog in the hopes of doing a better job […]