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I am a freelance GIS consultant with specialities in 3D visualisation (e.g. www.deepmaps.co.uk and animated landscape models for public participation in planning), wind farm analysis and bespoke geospatial analysis.

Previously I have lead a small commercial GIS consultancy team in a large research institute, headed up a team undertaking a massive geo-data processing endeavour of entire country and world-wide data sets as part of an ambitious computer games development project before becoming GeoMatics Manager for the UK branch of a German wind farm company.

I 'grew up' on ArcInfo 6.x and migrated to ArcGIS, while dabbling with Idrisi and ERDAS Imagine. I now predominantly use open source software (e.g. GDAL/OGR, Shapely, PostGIS, OpenLayers, QGIS, GRASS, Mapnik etc.) and highly commend the OSGeo 'stable' to anybody looking for an alternative to expensive proprietary GIS solutions. Other experience includes WindPro, WindFarm, OpenWind, Blender, GIMP, Python and Eclipse.


Jan
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comment Where could I find geojson data for all counties of the UK
See my edits above. I have spoken to OS about the 'missing data' in the past and there is some 'logic' to it but I forget what they said.
Jan
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revised Where could I find geojson data for all counties of the UK
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Jan
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revised Where could I find geojson data for all counties of the UK
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Jan
28
answered Where could I find geojson data for all counties of the UK
Jan
28
answered QGIS: Get data in raster DTM from vectorpoints
Jan
28
answered QGIS upper round in field calculator
Jan
17
answered Opening a .rrd file format in QGIS 2.6?
Jan
6
comment Finding or monitoring construction projects with GIS
There are various approaches you can use but a lot will depend on the nature of the construction site data. What means do you have of identifying construction sites? I assume planning applications are only useful to a certain extent if you are wanting to identify illegal construction.
Jan
2
answered Colormap to grayscale map using QGIS?
Jan
2
answered UK coastline shapefile?
Dec
22
comment How to …NonRelational geoDB to Relational geoDB
If the attribute names don't make sense to you when you can see the data, it is going to be very difficult for us to help when we have no sight of it at all or indication of the nature of the data let alone the relations you want to create (spatial, 1:1, 1:n, n:1 etc)! Can you post a snapshot of the data and explain to what and how you want to relate it.
Dec
21
comment Zebra grid is not displayed in map composer
I'm on Windows 7 64bit and all's well so maybe you're right. Try reinstalling
Dec
21
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Dec
20
comment Zebra grid is not displayed in map composer
@Justin, please see my edits above.
Dec
20
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Dec
10
comment A Distributed Cost-Distance Algorithm
What raster-processing API are you using (e.g. GDAL, ArcPy etc) or have you written your own for that too? KNowing your API and coding language will help direct the answers.
Dec
9
revised Is there a GIS-Tool that fit my needs?
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Dec
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revised Is there a GIS-Tool that fit my needs?
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Dec
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answered Is there a GIS-Tool that fit my needs?
Dec
4
comment Why do I get unexpected coordinates after converting EPSG 102014 to EPSG 4326?
ESRI:102014 exists in the EPSG official spatial reference lists, so I presume it is standard. I tested the conversion process and converted the GeoJson version of the same data from the same website successfully and compared it to the results I get in QGIS. So, geoconverter honours EPSG:102014. I then repeated the process with the javascript version to duplicate your issue. However, geoconverter gives me an error "Conversion failed". So, I suspect the error is with the js version of the data. I recommend you use geojson in this instance or get the original data from www.naturalearthdata.com.