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 […]
Lowell Ballard, the Director of Geospatial Solutions for Timmons Group, discusses the David versus Goliath approach in developing robust and full-featured versus smaller more focused mobile GIS applications.
Learn how to map US County demographic data in R in this article by Ari Lamstein.
This piece by Anil Narendran Pillai, Vice President of Geomatics at SBL, takes a look at 3D GIS data creation using feature extraction methods.
Using a combination of satellite imagery, forest inventories, and supercomputer technologies, researchers estimate there are 3.041 trillion trees in the world.
If you have a CSV formatted file containing addresses, you can take advantage of QGIS to map out those addresses. This article contains step by step instructions for geocoding addresses using QGIS.
After a glut of spam including the viral episode of an edit that incorporated an image of Google’s Android mascot peeing on the Apple logo, Google’s Map Maker program was suspended this past May. A recent post by Pavithra Kanakarajan a Product Manager with Google Map Maker announced that the program will […]
The North American Cartographic Information Society and the FixWikiMaps Project are organizing the first ever MapLift from August 28th through September 4th this year. MapLift is a program to identify and fix bad, outdated, or incomplete maps on Wikipedia. Volunteers are being solicited to help with the program. Those interested can signup via the MapLift signup […]
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 […]
A group of scholars has developed an innovative new application of GIS to understand stone tool use behaviors in chimpanzees during nut-cracking season.
This student/faculty research project at Bloomsburg University takes a look at parking availability in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania by analyzing parking space usage using GPS and GIS. Article written by Tony DiBiase, Jeff Brunskill, Matt Hess and Chris Podeschi.