Elizabeth Borneman explores how cartography and cartographic projections help and hinder our perception of the world.
A brand new start up, First Mile Geo, which specializes in developing GIS tools for research in developing countries, has helped analyze and map out the Syrian conflict at the neighborhood level in the country’s largest city, Aleppo. In order to create a report commissioned by the American Security Project, Caerus Associates, a research firm based out […]
Summer is a great time for students to focus their efforts on learning more about GIS and developing hands on experience. Start lining up your GIS summer experience. Listed here are summer GIS opportunities. GIS Data Collection Volunteers | Cusco, Peru A small NGO located in Calca, Peru called the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development […]
A new crowdsourcing effort is calling all Women in GIS: Please consider helping to spread the word about a nascent effort by Dr. Linda Loubert of Morgan State University. Linda is attempting a crowd sourced map of women in GIS. It would be great to see this map dotted with hundreds of potential role models! […]
There are a few map contests open for those interested in submitting both paper and digital maps as well as contests designed to showcase the potential of different types of spatial data. GIS and Map Contests Here are current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline. An updated list of […]
Majid Hojaty, a MSc student of GIS and Remote Sensing with Tehran University, Iran, discusses the differences between web GIS and Internet GIS.
Cameron Windham from Apollo Mapping discusses the the findings of a recent paper published in Nature about a sun-sensor geometry arrangement being the cause for historically high readings of green-ness in the rainforest canopy. Windham notes that this is somewhat significant in the remote sensing field for two reasons: the first is that it undoes the […]
Throughout his life, Daniel Gerhardus Krige (1919 – 2013) conducted much research into mining and mining engineering. His research led to the creation of the spatial interpolation method known as kriging. This article provides a biography of a Danie Krige, and presents a short overview of geostatistics and kriging.
If there is a service you rely upon from the National Atlas of the United States, you may only have until September to take advantage of it. Starting on September 30, 2014, select services from the National Atlas will be merged into the National Map. The USGS recently released information about the merge, stating: During this year, National […]
Most imagery for use in GIS projects consist of satellite images or aerial photographs but it can also include, thermal images, digital elevation models (DEMs), scanned maps and land classification maps. This article examines imagery and how to effectively gather, store, process and interpret it for a variety of different GIS projects.
Manuel Timita write about Illustreets, a web mapping application built with Open Source software, open data, and emerging GIS technologies (i.e. CartoDB).
From Esri: Esri’s sponsoring another hackathon to see who can build the greatest mapping app in a day. The hackathon will kickoff Esri’s International Developer Summit in Palm Springs. Participation is free. You can participate as an individual or a team. Prizes will be awarded to winners by Esri and hackathon partners (Stay tuned for details […]
Data from Global Forest Watch, an online forest monitoring and alert system is now available via an online mapping platform. Users of this data portal can add maps, datasets, and applications to their forest projects and better analyze indicators of forest change.
Gavin Schrock, PLS, the editor of Professional Surveyor Magazine, writes about the surveying field changing in the face of the rising popularity of GIS and other geospatial technologies. Schrock also introduces a new publication launching in June of 2014 called xyHt, which has a goal, in part, to try and get the surveying (positioning) and GIS communities to […]
Here’s a little Friday fun. It can be frustrating to land on a 404 page when you’re looking for critical information on the Internet. Many companies add a little fun to those “page not found” errors. Here is a roundup to see which of the more popular GIS sites have humorous 404 pages. If you […]