Covering current news, issues, and items of interest in the GIS and geospatial community.
Ever since the launch of the iPhone, iOS devices came preloaded with Maps, an app built using Google Maps. That five year mapping relationship is about to come to an end. The past few years have been dotted with rumors, conjectures, and industry pontification about various geospatial acquisitions and job hirings by Apple. Over the [...]
Geo-Literacy Outreach Awards Blogger Catholicgauze who runs the popular geography blog, Geographic Travels, is sponsoring a Geo-Literacy Outreach Award. Those interested in applying for consideration need to complete the application and submit a proposal on a unique way to advance geo-literacy: Projects can come in a multitude of forms; whether it is a new classroom [...]
Geospatial Redux: Free GIS eBook, Crowdsourcing Maps with USAID, Listen to Your Maps, 2012 National Geographic Bee Winner
Bing Picks Nokia Bing Maps has selected Nokia Maps as its provider for its geocoding and traffic information. Bing Maps will now make traffic information available for 24 countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, [...]
From the early days in Canada to the high tech world of internet mapping, the field of GIS is older than you may think. History of GIS A GIS (geographic or geospatial information system) is a modern extension of traditional cartography with one fundamental similarity and two essential differences. The similarity lies in the fact [...]