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 […]
When I think about the debate about whether or not GIS is a profession, one aspect that pokes at me is the inability to succinctly sum up the answer to the question, “What do you do?” in one word. When I think about professions, I think about the one word […]
Esri has posted a survey soliciting input on the annual Esri User Conference agenda. The survey is short and can be taken in five minutes. It asks a series of questions about how the agenda is presented (mobile, online, paper, etc.) and accessed. The answers are confidential and the only […]
Every year, GIS Day is celebrated on the Wednesday of Geography Awareness Week. This year GIS Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. What are your GIS Day plans?
The Ordnance Survey has launched new GeoVation challenge that offers £101,000 to the ventures that make the best use of geography, technology, and good design in order to offer solutions that address the identified problems of long term housing issues in the United Kingdom. Looking to provide a way for people in Britain to […]
All recordings from the recently held OSGIS 2014 are now available online. Themed, “Building up Open Access, Open Education and Open Data for Open Science”, the fifth open source GIS conference is part of the “Geo for All” initiative. The conference featured keynotes by Professor John Wood (Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities), Karen Parkin […]
A partnership between Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the World Bank, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, American Red Cross, USAID, and Development Seed, Open Cities was launched in November of 2012 in order to “create open data ecosystems that will facilitate innovative, data-driven urban planning and disaster risk […]
Worldwide overfishing is having a devastating effect on marine ecosystems. A 2014 report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization found that one-third of marine fish stocks worldwide have been overfished, and over 90% of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited or over-fished. Give the vast expanse of the ocean (96.5% […]
Affluent Westside residents in Los Angeles want to create fake traffic jams on crowdsourced traffic app Waze to discourage commuters from using their neighborhoods as a shortcut.
Find options for collecting GIS data in the field using mobile and field devices. The mobile and field product descriptions listed here are provided by the companies that create them. Android GIS Products Mappt Mappt is a new market entrant into the field of tablet based data collection tools which […]
A new tool is available called GISconnector for Excel which enables bidirectional data transfer between ArcGIS and Excel. The tool, GISconnector, also enables transfer selections and filters (definition queries) between Excel and ArcGIS. GISconnector was recently nominated as one of the most innovative GIS-Software in Germany for 2014. One of the developers, Matthias Abele, a biologist from […]
Matt Sheehan discusses disconnected editing for ArcGIS and the libraries that Web Map Solutions has developed to provide users with disconnected capabilities to any ArcGIS web app in the browser.
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 […]
Morphocode‘s Urban Layers allows users to drill down and view the history of Manhattan’s buildings by mapping out over 45,000 buildings and symbolizing them by age. Users can filter buildings by age by interacting with the graph which shows year of construction on the X axis and the number of buildings built […]
Here’s a font collection cartographers and those in GIS might want to download for future use. StateFace is a sets of icons for the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and one showing the continental United States. The shapes have been simplified to make them easily usable for instances where […]
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 […]
In the field of paleontology, finding fossils is often a substantial undertaking. Researchers usually have to assemble crews of up to 15 people, each one carrying their own food and shelter, and head out into remote areas where making good time means driving 10 miles an hour. On top of […]
Imagine that you’re taking a GIS class and your instructor tasks everyone with coming up with the answer to, “what is the length of the coastline of Maine?” Everyone downloads a different GIS data set to calculate the length and everyone comes back with a completely different answer to that […]