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.
Using ArcGIS for your GIS data and analytical needs? Listed here are ArcGIS tips and tricks provided by fellow users. Do you have an ArcGIS or QGIS tip or trick? Submit yours here. General ArcGIS Tips ArcGIS can crash unexpectedly. Save often. Improve the start time for ArcGIS ArcMap by changing the default address locators. [...]
An open source application by definition is software that you can freely access and modify the source code for. Open source projects typically are worked on by a community of volunteer programmers. Open source GIS programs are based on different base programming languages. Three main groups of open source GIS (outside of web GIS) in [...]
When considering which GIS desktop software to adopt, two of the most popular choices are Esri’s ArcGIS and Quantum GIS, also known as QGIS. While each option offers a suite of options which includes desktop, mobile, and web offerings, this article will focus on what some of the main similarities and differences are between ArcGIS [...]
Want to see where the most recent one million geolocated tweets were posted from? The One Million Tweets Twitter map was created by Maptimize and shows the real time location of tweets from around the world. The One Million Tweets map does exactly that – it is a Twitter map showing, in real time, the [...]