GIS Lounge http://www.gislounge.com Information about Geographic Information Systems, Maps, and Cartography Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:01:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Processing UAV Imagery and its Applicationshttp://www.gislounge.com/processing-uav-imagery-and-its-applications/ http://www.gislounge.com/processing-uav-imagery-and-its-applications/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:46:34 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24542 This article highlights the steps for processing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) imagery and GIS data acquisition and discusses areas of applications.

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Join MapLift to Help Fix Maps on Wikipediahttp://www.gislounge.com/join-maplift-to-help-fix-maps-on-wikipedia/ http://www.gislounge.com/join-maplift-to-help-fix-maps-on-wikipedia/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:52:56 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24537 The North American Cartographic Information Society and the FixWikiMaps Project are organizing the first ever MapLift from August 28th through September 4th this year.  MapLift is a program to identify and fix bad, outdated, or incomplete maps on Wikipedia.  Volunteers are being solicited to help with the program.  Those interested can signup via the MapLift signup [...]

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How to Geocode Addresses Using QGIShttp://www.gislounge.com/how-to-geocode-addresses-using-qgis/ http://www.gislounge.com/how-to-geocode-addresses-using-qgis/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:57:21 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24524 If you have a CSV formatted file containing addresses, you can take advantage of QGIS to map out those addresses. This article contains step by step instructions for geocoding addresses using QGIS.

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River Width GIS Data Created from 1,756 Landsat Imageshttp://www.gislounge.com/river-width-gis-data-created-from-1756-landsat-images/ http://www.gislounge.com/river-width-gis-data-created-from-1756-landsat-images/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:24:57 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24517 Researchers used 1,756 Landsat images to develop a GIS database of river widths for the entire North American continent.

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Google’s Map Maker Program to Reopen in Early Augusthttp://www.gislounge.com/googles-map-maker-program-to-reopen-in-early-august/ http://www.gislounge.com/googles-map-maker-program-to-reopen-in-early-august/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:01:03 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24512 After a glut of spam including the viral episode of an edit that incorporated an image of Google’s Android mascot peeing on the Apple logo, Google’s Map Maker program was suspended this past May. A recent post by Pavithra Kanakarajan a Product Manager with Google Map Maker announced that the program will [...]

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Geofeediahttp://www.gislounge.com/geofeedia/ http://www.gislounge.com/geofeedia/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:20:51 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24507 Geofeedia allows users to monitor real-time social media content from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Picasa, Flickr, and Sina Weibo based on geographic boundaries.

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Tile Grid Mapshttp://www.gislounge.com/tile-grid-maps/ http://www.gislounge.com/tile-grid-maps/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:34:47 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24498 One issue with choropleth maps is that geographic areas that are small in area can oftentimes become indecipherable when viewed on a small scale map.  Take for example, a map of the United States.  The states located in the New England region are far smaller in size than states along the Western [...]

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A Brief Introduction to Photogrammetry and Remote Sensinghttp://www.gislounge.com/a-brief-introduction-to-photogrammetry-and-remote-sensing/ http://www.gislounge.com/a-brief-introduction-to-photogrammetry-and-remote-sensing/#comments Sun, 12 Jul 2015 15:59:30 +0000 http://www.gislounge.com/?p=24489 The following is a brief introduction to photogrammetry and remote sensing for those who are new with the technology, written by Anil Narendran Pillai, Vice President – Geomatics at SBL.

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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, Esri’s [...]

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