Say you did a survey and asked participants for their postcode, or you obtain secondary data in which locations are specified by postcode. Now you want to create a point on a map for each of your postcodes – in GIS jargon: you geocode your data. Continue reading “Geocoding UK postcodes in ArcGIS”
Did you know that in SPSS Statistics you can make maps? And it is actually fairly straightforward! Continue reading “Make a map in SPSS!”
In the UK students and staff in Higher Education can get boundaries of Lower and Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOA / LSOA, a sort of census boundaries in the UK) from the UK Data Service Census Support. Continue reading “How to make LSOA and MSOA boundaries from UK Data Service align properly in ArcGIS”
Thanks to the European Commission’s INSPIRE directive and the UK OpenData initiative the UK Environment Agency makes many of its datasets publicly available. You can load this data over the internet directly into ArcGIS and other GIS software.
Sometimes you have access to data through a WMS service, but you want the data as vector features. In this post I show how to extract vector features from a WMS layer using ArcGIS Desktop.
The NetCDF data format is widely used in the Geosciences and in atmospheric science, so if you work in these fields there is a good chance you will encounter a NetCDF file at some point. So how do you work with this data in ArcGIS?
Our main GIS software is ArcGIS, but we work with other organizations who use MapInfo, and we occasionally receive data from them in MapInfo format, or they ask us to supply data in MapInfo format, for example at the Census Dissemination Unit.