QGIS Application icon background transparency

Note: this edit has since been made to the master release and should now ship with the latest install packages https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/pull/7309   I am a huge fan of QGIS and I agree with Nyall Dawson, in that the release of 3.0 has set the foundations for beautiful things to come and is an industry game-changer. I have recently upgraded to… Read more →


A Leaflet map with Node.js, MongoDB and Heroku

Back from an amazing FOSS4G 2016 conference in Bonn – if you have not yet been to a FOSS4G conference, I would highly recommend you attend the event at some stage, if not the international conference which is in Boston (2017), then look out for the national conferences. Consider presenting or holding a workshop, both these options are a great… Read more →

A Leaflet map with Node.js and MongoDB

Based on a number of comments, and the level of interest, I have updated this tutorial which I originally posted in 2014 addressing items, including, amongst other things, removing Mapbox libraries and updating the template engine from jade to pug. Please get in touch via email or comments if you have any feedback. I wanted to explore the Node.js environment… Read more →

FOSS4G 2016 Bonn – Workshop

I am presenting a workshop entitled – A Leaflet map with Node.js, MongoDB and Heroku, it is scheduled for Tuesday 23rd Morning 9:00-13:00. There are 20 places available. Abstract: A fun introduction to building a simple slippy map application with Node.js and MongoDB, using Heroku – a platform as a service (PaaS) that enables developers to build and run applications… Read more →

Mapbox GoPro map

I was fortunate enough to have attended a FOSS4G 2014 workshop by Rafa Gutierrez on Leaflet and Mapbox JavaScript API Fundamentals. Not too long ago I came across one of Rafa’s posts entitled GoPro video maps that got me thinking more about combining map and video content – exactly what it was designed to do. An animated marker moving along… Read more →

A glimpse of FOSS4G in the environmental consulting arena

I have been meaning to place this link on my site for a while now – a great privilege to present at FOSS4G 2014   In the highly competitive world of environmental consulting, being able to manage large volumes of data and deliver timely, accurate information based on that data is critical to our ongoing success. As a relatively small… Read more →