Archive for the ‘Edición de Vídeo’ Category

Visualizing Tweets!


How about a quick visualization of tweets in CartoDB?

Hey guys, the way we used to visualize is changing on a  daily basis so it’s time to catch up!!!. Let’s add a timestamp and play!!


We will take a look at this dataset in depth shortly so be aware of our schedule!


MSc GIS and remote sensing

Comparing France Meteo and Spain Meteo from the visualization point of view


After living in France for four years i have to tell i am always aware of Meteo information on TV (well, i live in Brittany, i guess this makes sense!). It was the same in Spain or anywhere else in the world where i had lived and the reason why is i have always loved Meteo and statistiques, mostly after working as an aerial surveying photographer in the late nineties… but that’s another history.

Weather forecast its quantitative data that distributes spatially, meaning every single spot will have a different figure, even if it’s separated no more than 1 mm, at least in theory. So the question is: as its impossible showing predictions for every single square mm of the area of interest, we need to estimate them using different models. Still if we point anywhere at the map we should know if the icon or figure applies or not to the spot i want to know about.

Let’s make it easier to understand, lets use images!!!

First of all, i know its difficult but it’s important, please don’t have into account Meteo news are presented (in this particular case) by Anaïs BAYDEMIR, which is a beautiful TV journalist at France 2… Let’s not focus on this (but if you happen to want to know more about her i hereby copy a couple of links to both wikipedia and youtube:


Having said that, le’s take a look the way this is shown in Spain (TVE 2014). Well, again let’s not focus on the guy’s grey suit but…







Information it’s kind of OK but what happens if we want to know about a spot in the middle of two icons?. Is the partly cloud icon which applies to my place or it’s the ‘sun and flies’ one?. How can i be sure of the forecast if i live in this this big region in the SW of Spain?…






On the other hand let’s focus on Anaïs_Baydemir, ops, meaning let’s focus on the way France 2 shows this information:


Every single square mm is perfectly defined, if we want to know the forecast in a particular place we know the icon that corresponds to the spot and we don’t have to guess…


I know it’s kind of nothing too important, mostly if introduced this saucy way but think about it, wouldn’t you prefer to read Meteo this way? (again i’m not asking if you prefer the way the french beauty is showing the info compared to the way the spanish guy does, that’s completely irrelevant… right?)

MSc GIS and Meteo fan

Visualization will endure these difficult years of CRISIS!!


I have already worked as a building cleaner, data capture operator, copywriter, photographer, graphic designer, video editor, technical salesman… and seriously, I think i’m too old to make a living in something else now…

GIS has been working for me the last 8 years and i want to stay like this!!!:-) I have just read in GISLOUNGE that Visualization is among a list of a few things which will endure these difficult years of CRISIS.

(…) Visualization
Look at the Foursquare time machine for example. The classic cartography is being challenged to new methods.
The market wants more beautifully visualized maps. (…)

And if the market needs more beautifully visualized maps, Alberto will be there!!!!.



albertoconcejal (at)

Cool data. What is this?



What is this ‘cool data‘ all about?. When i got my degree in Geography (about 15 years ago) it didn’t make sense at all being interested in something like graphic design, photography, video and all this stuff… but not only interested in my leisure time but also for taking advantage of it, getting a life out of it. When, after three years of working in a plane while taking aerial pictures i got fed up with anything related to Geography (and working 24/7) and started working as a website designer it started making a bit of sense… Only five years later, having worked as multimedia photographer, graphic designer and technical salesman everything got aligned and made all the sense in the world… i wanted to come back to Geography but taking advantage of all this years of doing something else…

It was time to resign and comeback to the university to get a MSc (In Remote Sensing and GIS)… leave everything behind and planning my working life again. After finishing my master’s degree (well, actually they were two!) i received a call from South Africa. Are you Alberto?. Hell yes, I am!. We have just received your CV and we are interested in offering you a job dealing with something (i didnt know about) called ‘Geovisualization’. Again, what is this all about?. Well, its dulcifying, easying up all complex information and offering it in a new way, a much easier way to understand it… This is what i call COOL DATA.

Let’s imagine there’s something our customer doesn’t really understand and its kind of difficult to describe using words… There’s always a way for making it easier. Using Graphic design tools or Video software to recreate a workflow or explain something complex… even adding some music, why not???.


Using Photoshop Macros and a few composition rules we can convert a tricky template in something we, our team and our customer will understand completely.  What about Global Mapper scripts for quick conversions between formats?.


What about including some statistics?


and Spatial analysis?.


And 3D?


Maybe some video?

Is this clear enough?. No?.
Let me explain it to you in English, French or Spanish.

Now, seriously, count on me in case of need of converting complex datasets into COOL DATA.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Alberto Concejal
MSc GIS and Remote Sensing
albertoconcejal (at)

Coverage map video over Bogotá, Colombia


A few months ago i prepared some scenarios over the city of Bogotá. Hope you guys like it.

Solar + Shadows analysis on Rue Massillon, Nantes (France)


This is the beautiful building in from of my house in Nantes… Let’s model it first using Sketchup. Also i have used a non standard style only for visualization purposes…


If we have the North behind us this means we are going to have a lot of light… but so far we are just guessing…


Now we know if for sure. Take a look at the results by M. Capeluto’s Solar Analysis.


If we face South we notice there’s a lot of sun in the other side of the building (every line is a summarized path during a month, being the higher the closer to the summer solstice)

Please take a look at the video prepared by Tomasz Janiak, the developer of the tool.

Hope you guys find it interesting. Please let me know your thoughts.


Vulnérabilité de la population – Analyse SIG



An ancien analyse accompli il y a long temps mais toujours d’actualité. En espagnol.

Architectural models and some fun


I started sketching this building across the street and decided to include some funny pseudo 3D pictures of my girlfriend and myself… Architectural modelling is easy using Sketch-up. This model took me about 5 hours work (during the weekend, shame!), using components, texturing, handling scenes and exporting/editing Video.

Hope you guys like it.

Visualizing Telco datasets using SpaceEyes 3D


Hi again,

I have started using this visualization engine to overlay standard ortho imagery, DTM datasets and telecomunication specific datasets… All i can say so far is that it works pretty well!!!. Being able to understand the scope of land use dataset while we swipe different types of images… it works!!


In this particular case a land use classes menu was added so we can easily identify every one of the different types of coverages at the same time we visualize the background we have used to extract that information.

Please don’t hesitate to make questions about it,


County of Scotland (North Carolina, US) GIS Cartography


One more video  i recorded long ago on geoprocessing Cartography. Landuse, DTM, etc.
Hope you like it.