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How to: Extract building heights from LiDAR data and make 3D buildings

The Environment Agency recently released their LiDAR as Open Data meaning it is now free to use and without restrictions. You can read a bit more about that here. For those unfamiliar, LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging,

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Bath:Hacked 2.1 and HistoryMap

I recently took part in Bath:Hacked 2.1, a hackathon where 50 ish people were locked* in a room for 36 hours with a bunch of open data and asked to produce something useful or interesting to the people of Bath.

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MapInfo MapHero winner!

Last month I entered my GPS running route map of Bath into the MapInfo MapHero competition. I entered the map into the “Map for Fun” category and was surprised to hear I won first prize, a Microsoft Surface tablet! Pretty

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Tile server basemaps for MapInfo

Ever needed a stylish basemap to display under some map data but have no idea where to look or how to even get it into MapInfo? Well worry no more, try this: With the click of a button you can

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