Sunday, 1 April 2012

OS + Satellite + Historic Mapping Web Service


    This online page lets you hover over any area on an OS map and see the equivalent location on a number of different sources including satellite imagery, OSMs and historic mapping. Routes can also be calculated along with a very handy footer showing coordinates in Long Lat and OSGB. Photos from Panoramio and info popups for places from wikipedia can also be shown at the click of a button.

    I like it :)

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Merge, Split, Lock or unlock PDFs online


Follow the link and click on relevant icon to either merge, split, lock or unlock a .pdf file online

Uncompress almost any packaged file online, including .tar .7z .rar .fat


A handy online way of uncompressing the following file extensions;

Great if you don't have admin rights on a computer that doesn't have software installed.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Forget Photoshop - Use free online Pixlr Editor


      Pixlr is an online editor for graphics and photos and uses a very similar interface to Adobe Photoshop, with the benefit that it's free to use and works online. So if you're fed up of waiting for Photoshop to load up or are on a university computer which doesn't have Photoshop then use this.

      I have photoshop on my machines but I still choose to go online and use this instead.....Try it out!
Now all we need is an Illustrator version online!!

Monday, 30 January 2012

An excellent co-ordinate converter for Great Britain


An excellent website for converting co-ordinates from various projections and datums.

Monday, 23 January 2012

List of FREE GIS Datasets


     Robin Wilson, a PhD student working in Remote Sensing and GIS has produced a series of lists of free GIS datasets. All the data is free for academic and non-profit work whilst some is also available free to the commercial sector. Three major categories cover Physical Geography, Human Geography and Individual Country/Area Datasets.