GIS Lounge http://www.gislounge.com Information about Geographic Information Systems, Maps, and Cartography Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:18:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Neocartography Can Be Beautiful, Cartography Can Be Fasthttp://www.gislounge.com/neocartography-can-be-beautiful-cartography-can-be-fast/ http://www.gislounge.com/neocartography-can-be-beautiful-cartography-can-be-fast/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:18:05 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24463 Nicolas Regnauld, Product Manager at 1Spatial discuss the debate about neocartography versus traditional cartography and the evolution towards creating more intelligent automation tools for creating maps.

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Esri Releases 10.3 Versions of its Technical Examshttp://www.gislounge.com/esri-releases-10-3-versions-of-its-technical-exams/ http://www.gislounge.com/esri-releases-10-3-versions-of-its-technical-exams/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:25:54 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24452 Esri recently announced that versions 10.3 for its ArcGIS Desktop and Enterprise Administration Associate technical exams are now available.  For ArcGIS Desktop, 10.3 version exams are available or will shortly become available for all three levels: Entry, Associates, and Professional.  In addition, Enterprise Geodata and System Design exams have been updated. In contrast, [...]

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First Satellite Images from Sentinel-2 Deliveredhttp://www.gislounge.com/first-satellite-images-from-sentinel-2-delivered/ http://www.gislounge.com/first-satellite-images-from-sentinel-2-delivered/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:29:22 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24443 Four days after its launch, the first images from Sentinel-2 have been delivered.  Covering an area from central Europe and the Mediterranean, ending in Algeria, images from the satellite is part of the Copernicus environmental monitoring program.  Designed as a twin satellite system, Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2b (which will launch in 2016) will provide [...]

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Landsat 8 Data Users Handbookhttp://www.gislounge.com/landsat-8-data-users-handbook/ http://www.gislounge.com/landsat-8-data-users-handbook/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:09:33 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24441 Launched in 2013 by NASA, Landsat 8 is the latest satellite in the series.  The mission of the orbiting satellite is to map and track changes on Earth.  Under the control of the USGS, the satellite continues the more than forty year earth observation legacy of the Landsat program. Available in [...]

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How Bendy are the World’s Roads?http://www.gislounge.com/how-bendy-are-the-worlds-roads/ http://www.gislounge.com/how-bendy-are-the-worlds-roads/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:27:40 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24438 Where in the world are the straightest roads and where are the curviest?  Rory McCann used OpenStreetMap data to find out.  After extracting street data from the crowdsourced mapping project using Osmosis, McCann then used a python script that he developed to determine the “bendiness” of each road segment, which he defines as [...]

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Global Trachoma Mapping Projecthttp://www.gislounge.com/global-trachoma-mapping-project/ http://www.gislounge.com/global-trachoma-mapping-project/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:59:27 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24433 The Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP) is the largest disease-mapping project ever undertaken.  In an attempt to eliminate the disease by 2020, the mapping effort seeks to distribute locational data to governments and aid agencies.  Trachoma is the world’s leading cause of infectious blindness and is treatable with eye ointment.  Poor hygiene [...]

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Free Email Course: Learn to Map Census Data in Rhttp://www.gislounge.com/free-email-course-learn-to-map-census-data-in-r/ http://www.gislounge.com/free-email-course-learn-to-map-census-data-in-r/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:35:32 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24428 Users interesting in learning how the map Census data using R can participate in a free email course offered by Ari Lamstein.  R is an open source programming and software environment popularly used by statisticians and data miners (more: Making Maps with R). The tutorial series involves five email lessons [...]

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Free QGIS Video Tutorialhttp://www.gislounge.com/free-qgis-video-tutorial/ http://www.gislounge.com/free-qgis-video-tutorial/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:12:16 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24422 Discover Spatial is offering a free five lesson QGIS video tutorial.  Aimed towards those interested in learning more about this open source GIS software, the tutorials cover the following areas: Why QGIS?, Identifying the main elements of the QGIS interface, Loading Shapefiles, Creating a map, Advanced styling techniques, Classifying vector data, Preparing a map for export & [...]

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Free Earth Science and GIS Classroom Materialshttp://www.gislounge.com/free-earth-science-and-gis-classroom-materials/ http://www.gislounge.com/free-earth-science-and-gis-classroom-materials/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:18:46 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24411 Esri has launched a new initiative that offers free ArcGIS Online based classroom learning materials.  The first collection, called the Earth Science GeoInquiry Collection, provides fifteen web-mapping lessons for middle school students. “Earth Science GeoInquiries provide a substantial change in the way we, as educators, use mapping and geographic analysis with [...]

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Geoprocessing with Pythonhttp://www.gislounge.com/geoprocessing-with-python/ http://www.gislounge.com/geoprocessing-with-python/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:46:52 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24400 Manning Publications has a new Python programming book “Geoprocessing with Python“.  As part of of the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP), sections of the books are being made available now. Written by Chris Gerard, a Research Associate for the RS/GIS Lab at the Utah State University for over a decade.  The book [...]

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