GIS and
Geomatics Blog …

Below are some content from my GIS and geomatics Blog including various geospatial resources, maps, geographic literature, posters, photos and other interesting information that I have learned from my 20 years experience and / or come across during some of my travels …

Converting Decimal Degrees to Degrees Minutes Seconds

Often we are supplied with coordinates in decimal degrees but need to use Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds instead. Luckily, there are several solutions that you can use, here is a simple coordinate converter tool that I use.
December 29, 2017/by T MacKinnon
Advocate Harbour Color Shaded Relief Map

Advocate Harbour Color Shaded Relief Map

A new large 8 foot color shaded relief map that I have created has been posted for display at a local tourist kiosk in Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia. Now both tourists and residents of the area will be able to gain a better appreciation of the topography that borders the Northern Bay of Fundy region
June 15, 2015/by T MacKinnon
Viva TS15 - Leica Total Stations

Manuals for Leica Total Stations

Various user manuals that I refer to when working with Leica total stations (Some I created and others from Leica ... ).
February 1, 2015/by T MacKinnon
how to install LAStools toolbox in QGIS

How to install LAStools toolbox in QGIS

Want to use LIDAR data with QGIS? Then use these simple step by step guide to help you install the LAStools toolbox into your free QGIS software.
October 13, 2014/by T MacKinnon
Geomatics Acronyms and Abbreviations

Geomatics Acronyms and Abbreviations

Using acronyms and abbreviations is commonly practiced in the Geomatics industry and most of the time people just assume that everybody else knows what every acronyms and abbreviation stands for. Well that is obviously not the case most of the time and over the years I have created myself a little digital cheat-sheet of geomatics acronyms and abbreviations that I use with my work in my writing.
May 30, 2014/by T MacKinnon
3D Modeling with High Resolution LIDAR

3D Modeling with High Resolution LIDAR

I created and presented this poster featuring LIDAR Color Shaded Relief model of Bouctouche / Shediac area of New Brunswick at the 2004 Geotech event that was held in Toronto.
April 24, 2014/by T MacKinnon
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