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.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Masters in GIS & Archaeology (MSc) to start at Edinburgh University


     From September 2012 the University of Edinburgh will be launching a new masters programme - GIS & Archaeology. 

     "The GIS & Archaeology programme at Edinburgh is unique. It builds on our reputation as a centre of excellence in Geographical Information Science (GIS), with a pedigree in archaeological teaching and research which extends back into the 19th Century. It is designed to combine GIS and archaeology into a programme with a distinctive Scottish flavour, while being outward-looking and encompassing international perspectives."

     This is a masters I can thoroughly recommend, with a programme of courses that will be both challenging and rewarding. An understanding and firm technical grasp of the use of GIS in archaeology will set students up for the commercial workspace as well giving them a much needed edge over recent archaeology graduates at a time when employment can be hard to come by.

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