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Cusuco National Park Spatial Data

Operation Wallacea have been working in Cusuco National Park for over 10 years. Long term standardised monitoring of a cloud forest such as Cusuco is rare. This web map allows ...
Cusuco National Park Spatial Data

by O Burdekin

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Coordinates to decimal degrees in Excel

Coordinate systems are crucial to GIS and the first port of call is to understand different ways coordinate systems can be written. Often you will encounter different formats (especially when ...
Coordinates to decimal degrees in Excel

by O Burdekin

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Stack labels in QGIS

How to stack labels in QGIS or wordwrap labels in the same field. If you know of any other methods let me know in the comments on the burdGIS YouTube ...
Stack labels in QGIS

by O Burdekin

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Manually move labels in QGIS

QGIS can add labels automatically but their placement isn't always as you'd like it. This video shows you how to manually move labels in QGIS.


Manually move labels in QGIS

by O Burdekin

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Install ArcGIS desktop trial version

This is a quick video to walk you through the installation and license activation of ArcGIS desktop (ArcMap) trial version. The trial version is active for 60 days.


Install ArcGIS desktop trial version

by O Burdekin

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Dashed lines not showing in ArcGIS

Sometimes ArcGIs doesn't render the way you would expect. I've had far fewer cases with Arc layouts than QGIS print composer but dashed lines behaving oddly has been bugging me. ...
Dashed lines not showing in ArcGIS

by O Burdekin

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Handle Bad Layers in QGIS

If you've received a QGIS project from someone else (or you've changed the location of some files) you may get the "handle bad layers" pop up. This video will show ...
Handle Bad Layers in QGIS

by O Burdekin

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Installing QGIS

The first step in starting with GIS is getting the software you require. This short video walks you through the installation of QGIS on a windows machine. If you have ...
Installing QGIS

by O Burdekin

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MaxEnt is Open Source!

MaxEnt (maximum entropy) modelling software has often been accused of being a "black box". Used in ecology for species distribution modelling (SDM) the software has now been released as open ...
MaxEnt is Open Source!

by O Burdekin

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Rewilding a Community

The two previous entries in the series on rewilding have looked at relatively contained initiatives, both taking place on privately owned land. The aim of this post is to highlight ...
Rewilding a Community

by Thea GR

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Global 30m DEM for GIS

When I'm training people in GIS I often get asked "where do you get data from?" This is the first in a series of videos exploring data sources. The global ...
Global 30m DEM for GIS

by O Burdekin

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Excel or CSV to QGIS

Getting data into QGIS can some times be a challenge. In this short video tutorial we look at importing excel, csv or any tabular data into QGIS.


Excel or CSV to QGIS

by Oliver Burdekin

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Classify rasters in QGIS

If you're used to working with rasters in ArcGIS switching to QGIS can be confusing. This short video shows you how to classify rasters using QGIS into discrete classifications. The ...
Classify rasters in QGIS

by O Burdekin

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SQL Masterclass - 1.0

Sequenced query language (SQL - pronounced "ess-que-el" or "sequel") is one of those things. It's useful, it's necessary, it's ubiquitous. But often it is underused. As Shachar Meir described in ...
SQL Masterclass - 1.0

by O Burdekin

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MABIMO: A Malta nationwide Biodiversity Monitoring initiative

Identifying the natural capital and monitoring its condition in a fast changing world is crucial to guarantee its presence in the future. Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation (BINCO) and Friends of ...
MABIMO: A Malta nationwide Biodiversity Monitoring initiative

by Simone Cutajar

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A Django - Postgres GIS server on Windows

A tutorial to walk you through installing GeoDjango and its dependencies using Windows Powershell and a virtual environment.


A Django - Postgres GIS server on Windows

by O Burdekin

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Asignación de zonas de desastre del terremoto multitud - Ecuador

El terremoto en Ecuador ha devastado muchas ciudades, pueblos y comunidades a lo largo de la costa del Pacífico. Ecuador en su conjunto ha mostrado su solidaridad increíble con gente ...
Asignación de zonas de desastre del terremoto multitud - Ecuador

by O Burdekin (traducción por Javier Pabón)

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Crowd Mapping Disaster Zones - Ecuador Earthquake

The earthquake in Ecuador has devastated many towns, cities and communities along the Pacific Coast. Ecuador as a whole has shown incredible solidarity with people on the ground working tirelessly ...
Crowd Mapping Disaster Zones - Ecuador Earthquake

by O Burdekin

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An Introduction To Using GIS In Tropical Ecology and Conservation

This new course will provide an introduction to the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in the study of tropical ecology. Unlike most traditional GIS courses which are desk-based, this ...
An Introduction To Using GIS In Tropical Ecology and Conservation

by O Burdekin

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Fracking - How did your MP vote?

Fracking is a contentious issue. On December 16th MPs voted on whether or not to allow fracking under the UK's National Parks.

298 voted in favour of the regulations

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Fracking - How did your MP vote?

by O Burdekin

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Votes to Bomb Syria

How did your MP vote on airstrikes in Syria? This interactive map shows constituencies in the UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. No data was available for grey constituencies.


Votes to Bomb Syria

by O Burdekin

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COP21

Here's a map to look at tweets containing #COP21.


COP21

by O Burdekin

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Basic GPS setup and data download

This video uses the Garmin 62STC. Your make and model may be different. DNR GPS can be downloaded from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Basic GPS setup and data download

by O Burdekin

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Hands off me megabytes

The following is a quick tutorial on how to set up a windows machine for a poor or data limited internet connection. It is specifically for volunteers and staff who ...
Hands off me megabytes

by O Burdekin

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Endangered Shark Spotted in British Waters

Earlier today the Metro published a sensationalist story with the headline "Yes, a monster 400lbs killer shark has been caught in British waters." I thought I'd give this a bit ...
Endangered Shark Spotted in British Waters

by O Burdekin

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PowerShell Here in Windows

Following on from the command prompt here post, it dawned on me that many people (myself included) might be more interested in being able to open Powershell from Windows Explorer ...
PowerShell Here in Windows

by O Burdekin

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The Nepal Disaster

In the wake of the Nepal Earthquake burdGIS will donate 5% of all students' payments for courses during May to the Save the Children's Nepal Earthquake Children’s Relief Fund. If ...
The Nepal Disaster

by O Burdekin

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Command Prompt Here in Windows

If you use command prompt it can get really tiresome typing in pathnames. This quick tutorial will give you some tips on how to open command prompt (cmd) at your ...
Command Prompt Here in Windows

by O Burdekin

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Exporting multiple tables from a geodatabase using Modelbuilder in ArcGIS

Exporting tables from a geodatabase (gdb) can often be very time consuming, especially when the number of tables is very large. Using the ArcGIS Modelbuilder tool allows you to automatically ...
Exporting multiple tables from a geodatabase using Modelbuilder in ArcGIS

by Sven Batke

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Batch Happiness

This is a little toolbox of happiness for a Thursday with brief tutorial thrown in.

The batch processing tools in ArcGIS always appeared a bit clunky to me although ...
Batch Happiness

by O Burdekin

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MS Excel to an ArcGIS Geodatabase

Data can arrive in many formats. Often for the GIS guru (you) it'll be from Excel. It could be any version of Excel, it could be correctly formatted with notes, ...
MS Excel to an ArcGIS Geodatabase

by O Burdekin

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