Information about GIS software including both commercial and open source GIS applications. This category covers desktop GIS (Esri’s ArcGIS suite, MapInfo, QGIS, and GRASS) as well as web mapping, mobile GIS, and component GIS.
Jeff Vreeland of Geographic Information Services, Inc., a professional services GIS consulting firm, provides an introduction to a recent article from GISI about building building attribute and value crosswalks using Esri’s Data Interoperability Extension.
Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a portal mapping system that transmits remotely a digital map of the wearer’s environment. The concept behind the technology is known as simultaneous localization and mapping or SLAM and previously had only been applied to mapping by robots. The device was conceived as a way to [...]
Weave is an open source offering from the Open Indicators Consortium. OIC is a collaboration with the Institute for Visualization and Perception Research (IVPR) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and counts membership from a range of local, regional, state, and federal government agencies and nonprofits. Weave takes its name from the software description: Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment and [...]