Covering current news, issues, and items of interest in the GIS and geospatial community.
Significant events in GIS and geospatial technology are listed here in reverse chronological order in this GIS timeline page. Also visit the History of GIS page. This list is very much a work in progress; to propose an event or achievement for consideration on this list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For historial cartography and mapping [...]
Geoarchaeology is an applied field of study which uses analytical techniques from the fields of Geology and Geography with relevance to Archaeology. Geoarchaeology uses geospatial technologies such as GIS in combination with human, physical, and environmental concepts pulled from Geography and Geology. The term Geoarchaeology was coined by Colin Renfrew, a English prehistorian, in the [...]
Geospatial Redux: Help Classify Tropical Cyclone Imagery, Street View Now on Mobile Phones, Hubway Data Visualization Challenge,
The Cyclone Center is looking to crowdsourcing to help classify over thirty years worth of satellite imagery (represented by 300,000 satellite images). By comparing the selected satellite with sample images, users are asked to answer questions about the type of storm they interpret on five different images. Users are asked to select from six different options [...]
Gretchen Peterson is a well-known geospatial professional who has run her own GIS consulting firm, Peterson GIS, since 2001. She has worked on a wide range of GIS projects including (just to name a few) solar energy site suitability analysis, stream restoration prioritization, wildlife corridor design, and an archaeological sensitivity model. Her extensive experience with [...]
Building a collection of reference and academic texts on GIS can be costly. There are some free online source materials that can be a valuable contribution, especially if your book budget is nonexistent. Most of these free GIS books are available in downloadable PDF format and can be read from a computer or on an [...]