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.
This guest submission by Chris Brown, CEO of MangoMap, takes a look at how open data and online GIS publication platforms empower individuals to create Hurricane Sandy maps. As Hurricane Sandy began bearing down on the eastern seaboard of the U.S this weekend the National Hurricane Center were busy making updates to its predictions for [...]
Hurricane season according to NOAA occurs each year from June 1st through November 30th in the Atlantic Basin. The peak of the season occurs between August and October with 96% of major hurricanes happening during those months. The practice of naming hurricanes started as an easier way of identifying storms as compared to using numbers [...]
Find resources to web sites about Python scripting to use in GIS. Learn how to use Python to expand your geographic information system. Esri uses Python as its scripting language for ArcGIS and the language can be found in many open source GIS applications. Also see: Learning Programming for GIS for general Python resources. Python is a [...]
The proliferation of easy to use tools and web services has brought web mapping a long way from its origins. Unlike 5-10 years ago, many government agencies that collect geographic data offer some form of web mapping as part of their Internet based information offerings. Web mapping has become standard for most real estate listing [...]
This week a spectacular conference aimed towards transportation professionals is being held in Los Angeles called Rail~Volution. The aim of the annual conference is to promote dialogue about developing communities to promote transit as a critical component of livable cities. Started in 1989 in Portland, Oregon, over 500 attendees will attend this year’s offering of [...]