There is a new crowdsourced funding drive on behalf of the nonprofit, GIS: YES (which stands for Youth and Educational Solutions). The project is named Geoporter (Geospatial EducatorsOpportunities for Partnership Outreach Research and Training).
Anita Graser is well-known in the GIS community for her involvement in open source GIS. She is also the author of the recently published book, “Learning QGIS 2.0″. Anita talks about how she got started in GIS and what she sees as some of the future trends in open source GIS.
Who does what where? Below is a quick GIS job survey to understand what GIS positions are located around the world and to answer a couple of short questions about the state of the GIS field for workers. Is there a gender imbalance in GIS? One comment on the GIS Career Resources page from 2012 […]
Everyone loves a great map. Maps engage readers and help them discover something they wouldn’t otherwise have learned about the world. Taking a look back at the maps that debuted this past year, here are my top picks for the most interesting and best maps of 2013. While there are many fantastic maps (both static […]
From the ancient times, humans have been trying to explain all the natural phenomena happening around the earth. “What if…” is a typical question for ancient Greeks Geographers, known as panepistimones (which means pan = all , epistimones = scientists) (Leontidou L. 2011). This question have been posted by different kind of scientists and artists […]
As a cartographer, the display of spatial information is of great interest to me. I’ve been particularly intrigued by analysts who are able to convey complex geographic information without resorting to a map. Previously, I had done a round of some of the methods in the article, “Spatial Unmapped.” Chris Walker, who runs the storytelling […]
Water is a vital component for human life, and one of the major problems facing the continent of Africa is the development of water resources. Water security remains a critical issue for millions of people in Africa. In order to combat these problems with water, initiatives using satellite technology through the European Space Agency (ESA) […]
Deforestation, the clearing and removal of the Earth’s forests, has been one of the major environmental threats to the globe in the last several decades. Not only does deforestation damage the land but it also threatens millions of plant and animal species who lose their habitat. Additionally, deforestation can contribute to global warming and climate […]
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that free and open access to Sentinel satellite data will become available during the Copernicus operational phase. Copernicus is an earth observation program operated by a partnership of the European Commission (EC), European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Environment Agency (EEA). The European Delegated Act on Copernicus […]
One of the complaints people had with the new redesign of Google Maps was that Pegman had disappeared. For users of Google’s Street View imagery, Pegman was used to drag the icon onto the map to view Street View at a designated point. Pegman even provide amusement, turning into a penguin when viewing imagery on […]
Typhoon Haiyan (locally referred to as ‘Yolanda’) made landfall in the Philippines on Friday November 8th 2013. Officially, 1839 people have been killed as a direct result of the disaster, 2624 have been injured and 84 people are missing. Since then, aid has been pouring in from all over the world, currently to an estimated […]
Stephen A. McElroy, the GIS program chair at American Sentinel University, outlines ASU’s online learning lab which uses a badge award system to promote GIS learning beyond the class setting. Geographic and geospatial information systems are often seen as cutting edge in business. Employing a wide array of technologies, including map-making, visualization, data management and statistical […]