tmackinnon.com – Canadian Geomatics Portfolio https://tmackinnon.com Geomatics, helping you discover our world Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:04:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 145468031 Canadian GIS and Geomatics https://tmackinnon.com/canadian-gis-and-geomatics.php Fri, 27 Apr 2018 15:39:29 +0000 https://tmackinnon.com/?p=47801 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.

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Converting Decimal Degrees to Degrees Minutes Seconds https://tmackinnon.com/converting-decimal-degrees-to-degrees-minutes-seconds.php Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:36:27 +0000 https://tmackinnon.com/?p=47492 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.

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Advocate Harbour Color Shaded Relief Map https://tmackinnon.com/advocate-harbour-color-shaded-relief-map.php https://tmackinnon.com/advocate-harbour-color-shaded-relief-map.php#respond Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:01:49 +0000 http://tmackinnon.com/?p=46403 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

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Manuals for Leica Total Stations https://tmackinnon.com/manuals-for-the-leica-tps1200-and-tcr1105.php https://tmackinnon.com/manuals-for-the-leica-tps1200-and-tcr1105.php#respond Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:07:34 +0000 https://tmackinnon.com/?p=47337 Various user manuals that I refer to when working with Leica total stations (Some I created and others from Leica ... ).

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How to install LAStools toolbox in QGIS https://tmackinnon.com/how-to-install-lastools-toolbox-in-qgis.php Tue, 14 Oct 2014 02:22:54 +0000 http://tmackinnon.com/?p=42655 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.

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Geomatics Acronyms and Abbreviations https://tmackinnon.com/geomatics-acronyms-and-abbreviations.php https://tmackinnon.com/geomatics-acronyms-and-abbreviations.php#respond Fri, 30 May 2014 11:44:38 +0000 http://tmackinnon.com/?p=1561 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.

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3D Modeling with High Resolution LIDAR https://tmackinnon.com/3d-modeling-with-high-resolution-lidar.php https://tmackinnon.com/3d-modeling-with-high-resolution-lidar.php#respond Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:42:20 +0000 http://tmackinnon.com/?p=1446 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.

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Geomatics – GIS data base modeling https://tmackinnon.com/gis_database_modeling.php https://tmackinnon.com/gis_database_modeling.php#respond Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:30:11 +0000 https://tmackinnon.com/?p=47348 The design of the spatial database is the formal process of analyzing facts about the real world into a structured model. Database design is characterized by the following phases: requirement analysis, logical design and physical design. In more common terms, you basically need a plan, a design layout and then the data to complete the process.

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