Brian Bancroft

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  • May 21, 2017

    Simple Network Maps using QGIS and Affinity Designer

    Today while out for a run, I was inspired by a tweet from Stephen Smith, also known as @themapsmith.Someone from within the United States Transit Authority released these simple network maps linking towns and cities in various US states via highwa...

  • March 20, 2017

    Loading Tables to PostGIS Through QGIS on a Mac

    One of the older truths is that the Apple platform wasn’t the best fit for GIS and mapping. ESRI, the behemoth organization all GIS users know and love doesn’t have anything to offer on the platform. QGIS, until recently was adapted for the mac wi...

  • March 05, 2017

    Census Mapping and GDAL - A tutorial

    The other day, I observed a map which used 3d to display a chloropleth of the recently-released 2016 Census data for population.The mapBy Tom Weatherburn and William DavisThis is beautiful, and it’s also an opportunity to learn the basics of GDAL ...

  • January 15, 2017


    My first commerial project. A combination of many factors taken under mentorship with David Krett (link).This project had me work in the following areas: Front-end development with VueJS, Including Router and Resource. Back-end development. Crea...

  • January 01, 2017

    A Snapshot of Open Data in Canada

    This isn’t the first attempt at throwing all the data together in one location for all of Canada. First, the Government of Canada has thrown their hat into the ring sometime ago with the Open Government Programs in Canada Map as part of their Fede...