The field calculator in ArcGIS is a great tool for manipulating the contents of both numerical and string fields in ArcMap. Listed here are some tips and resources for using the field calculator in ArcGIS with Python and VBScript.
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 […]
On the hunt for Bigfoot? Josh Stevens, a PhD candidate in Geography at Penn State, has stumbled across a treasure trove of Bigfoot sightings. Stevens discovered that the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization has catalogued Bigfoot/Sasquatch sightings in the United States and Canada stretching back to 1921. The database hosted by BFRO contains thousands of geocoded and timestamped logs […]
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 […]
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) […]
Long before the advent of radio navigation and Global Navigation Systems (GPS) to assist in air flight, the Transcontinental Airway System was developed to aid nighttime airmail flights. Proposed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the TAS was a series of beacons on concrete arrow platforms to form a sequential lighted airway stretching […]
Two of Esri’s principal GIS viewing products, ArcGIS Explorer Desktop and ArcGIS Online, offer a variety of tools for both business and personal use. However, there are some key differences between the two programs to examine before deciding which one is more suitable for your needs.
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 […]
Los Angeles is known for its nearly constant sunshine and warm climate so it’s no surprise that the region contains a whole lot of swimming pools. How many? Benedikt Groß (or Gross since ß is a long s), a German graphic designing completing his master’s thesis at London’s Royal College of Art while working at Senseable City Lab at […]
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 […]