The U.S. government is helping to guarantee the future of GIS by investing billions of dollars in geospatial education. The hope is that this funding will go towards developing a workforce that is able to use geographic information in order to solve local, national, and global problems. Of source, the […]
The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) which had launched a review of its certification process back in 2011, announced new terms and fees for its certification and recertification processes starting July 1, 2015. In terms of the process for obtaining a GISP certification, the biggest change is the exam component. Starting on […]
Salary site payscale.com released the results of its 2014 college survey that looks at which college majors pay the best and are the most meaningful. The survey was developed from 1.4 million respondents to its PayScale Salary Survey which collects data about jobs, compensation, employer, demographics and educational background. So what did those who majored […]
Nicolas Regnauld, Product Manager at 1Spatial discuss the debate about neocartography versus traditional cartography and the evolution towards creating more intelligent automation tools for creating maps.
Discover Spatial is offering a free five lesson QGIS video tutorial. Aimed towards those interested in learning more about this open source GIS software, the tutorials cover the following areas: Why QGIS?, Identifying the main elements of the QGIS interface, Loading Shapefiles, Creating a map, Advanced styling techniques, Classifying vector data, Preparing a map for export & […]
Esri has launched a new initiative that offers free ArcGIS Online based classroom learning materials. The first collection, called the Earth Science GeoInquiry Collection, provides fifteen web-mapping lessons for middle school students. “Earth Science GeoInquiries provide a substantial change in the way we, as educators, use mapping and geographic analysis with […]
The following is a brief introduction to photogrammetry and remote sensing for those who are new with the technology, written by Anil Narendran Pillai, Vice President – Geomatics at SBL.
Four days after its launch, the first images from Sentinel-2 have been delivered. Covering an area from central Europe and the Mediterranean, ending in Algeria, images from the satellite is part of the Copernicus environmental monitoring program. Designed as a twin satellite system, Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2b (which will launch in 2016) will provide […]
Launched in 2013 by NASA, Landsat 8 is the latest satellite in the series. The mission of the orbiting satellite is to map and track changes on Earth. Under the control of the USGS, the satellite continues the more than forty year earth observation legacy of the Landsat program. Available in […]
Geofeedia allows users to monitor real-time social media content from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Picasa, Flickr, and Sina Weibo based on geographic boundaries.
Esri recently announced that versions 10.3 for its ArcGIS Desktop and Enterprise Administration Associate technical exams are now available. For ArcGIS Desktop, 10.3 version exams are available or will shortly become available for all three levels: Entry, Associates, and Professional. In addition, Enterprise Geodata and System Design exams have been updated. In contrast, Esri’s […]
Users interesting in learning how the map Census data using R can participate in a free email course offered by Ari Lamstein. R is an open source programming and software environment popularly used by statisticians and data miners (more: Making Maps with R). The tutorial series involves five email lessons […]
One issue with choropleth maps is that geographic areas that are small in area can oftentimes become indecipherable when viewed on a small scale map. Take for example, a map of the United States. The states located in the New England region are far smaller in size than states along the Western […]
In today’s era of digital maps, the use of paper maps might seem a bit antiquated. When Google Maps are easily accessible through any computer, tablet, or smartphone, pulling out a paper map appears to be as old-fashioned as using a rotary telephone or listening to a vinyl record. There […]
The team behind Dragon Hunters explains their crowd funding campaign currently running on Indiegogo. Can we map a legend? Can we map dragons as we map the distribution of African lions or North American bald eagles? Like eagles, dragons are told to cut the sky with their wings, but they also dig […]
The Earth’s oceans play a vital role in the health of the planet. Ocean dynamics impact weather patterns, it provides food and recreational opportunities, and industry related to the ocean generates significant revenue. The ocean also serves a critical function in regards to easing global warming, and scientists are now […]
Dogus Guler is a graduate student in Geomatics Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. His main interest area is Geographical Information Systems and he shares the analysis of happiness rates across Turkey. This heat map was produced with happiness research data at the provincial level conducted for the first time in Turkey […]
Marcus Hinds, a geospatial consultant, shares the results of his work with using remote sensing and methodologies from environmental GIS to better understand and provide solutions to mediate light pollution in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada. Nathan Heazlewood in one of his recent blurbs urged us Geomatics practitioners to be […]