How to build a Minecraft town in 30 minutes

Minecraft is a sandbox construction game involving players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. As such it is…

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WikiGIS Basic Concepts: Web 2.0 for Geospatial Collaboration

We are pleased to announce the latest FutureInternet Journal paper as part of the special issue on NeoGeography and WikiPlanning: WikiGIS Basic Concepts: Web 2.0 for Geospatial Collaboration Stéphane Roche 1,* , Boris Mericskay 1 , Wided Batita 1 , Matthieu Bach 2  and Mathieu Rondeau 3  1 Centre for Research in Geomatic, Pavillon Casault, Université Laval, Québec, QC G1V0A6, Canada2 Fujitsu Canada, 2000, boulevard Lebourgneuf, bureau…

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Data Mash-Ups and the Future of Mapping: JISC Report

Over the past few months we have been working with colleagues here at CASA, University College London and at the University of Nottingham, in association with the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to write a report on Data mash-ups and the future of mapping. We are pleased to say the…

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Virtual Brisbane: Developing 3DGIS and Online Planning

The combination of CAD and GIS produces a powerful toolkit for ‘Online Planning’ and Virtual Brisbane developed by the Brisbane City Council in Queensland Australia is a great example. The project is still in its early stages and currently is utilised principally for plan scenario testing, development assessment and community…

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The Geospatial Industry in 2015: Summary and 35 Papers from the AGI

The geospatial information (GI) industry is undergoing radical change. Stimulated by a range of new global challenges, the balance of power between existing and new players is shifting. UK Government policy is also undergoing transformation with the publication of the UK Location Strategy, the transposition of the INSPIRE Directive into…

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GIS and Augmented Reality in 2015

The last 12 months has seen a turning point in terms of bringing geographically aware augmented reality to mobile devices. Significant developments in locational technology such as the inclusion of a built-in digital compass, GPS (Global Positioning System) and accelerometers into mobile phones have allowed not only location but also…

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Asset Tracking Anywhere 3D Master Planning Tool

3D tools for urban planners are too be honest few and far between. There is a strong need for simple integration between a GIS, 3D model database and a communication suite for architects to upload models direct for consideration within the master planning process. As such we are particularly intrigued…

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