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GIS TaskSheets

GIS TaskSheets

| April 22, 2014

Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach has over forty GIS TaskSheets available as PDFs for users to access.  Each tasksheet offers

How to Share ArcMap (.mxd) Files

How to Share ArcMap (.mxd) Files

| April 22, 2014

ArcMap is a component of Esri’s suite of desktop GIS software programs.  Users of ArcGIS use ArcMap primarily to create,

GIS and Map Contests Roundup

GIS and Map Contests Roundup

| April 22, 2014

There are a few map contests open for those interested in submitting both paper and digital maps as well as

Overview of Public Health and GIS

Overview of Public Health and GIS

| April 18, 2014

This article provides an overview of the use of GIS as in public health. It includes a short history of

First Satellite Images from Sentinel-1A

First Satellite Images from Sentinel-1A

| April 16, 2014

Launched on April 3 and reaching operational altitude on April 11, the first images captured by the European Space Agency’s

Call for Translators: gvSIG

Call for Translators: gvSIG

| April 16, 2014

The developers of open source GIS software gvSIG have issued a call for translators. gvSIG is a freely downloadable GIS

Overview of Fuzzy Logic Site Selection in GIS

Overview of Fuzzy Logic Site Selection in GIS

| April 14, 2014

Site selection is a type of GIS analysis that is used to determine the best site for something and fuzzy

You Are Here: Data Visualizations at the Hyperlocal Level

You Are Here: Data Visualizations at the Hyperlocal Level

| April 11, 2014

The Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab has launched an ambitious hyperlocal cartography project called “You Are Here” which has a goal

Overview of Weighted Site Selection and Suitability Analysis

Overview of Weighted Site Selection and Suitability Analysis

| April 10, 2014

Site selection is a type of analysis used in GIS to determine the best place or site for something. Weighted

GPS Experts Call for Safeguards After GLONASS Outage

GPS Experts Call for Safeguards After GLONASS Outage

| April 7, 2014

The Russian GLONASS global satellite navigation system went down for 13 hours on April 2, but it’s not causing much

Overview of Least Cost Path Analysis

Overview of Least Cost Path Analysis

| April 7, 2014

This article presents a summary of least cost path analysis, an important tool in GIS. Least cost path analysis is

Overview of Flow Mapping

Overview of Flow Mapping

| April 2, 2014

Flow maps are a type of map used in cartography to show the movement of objects between different areas on

The World’s First Scratch and Sniff Interactive Story Map

The World’s First Scratch and Sniff Interactive Story Map

| April 1, 2014

What’s April 1st without a little map trickery? Last year, Google had cartophiles hunting for lost treasure.  This year, Google

3D Mapping with Google Smartphones

3D Mapping with Google Smartphones

| March 31, 2014

The human brain is a remarkable instrument when it comes to navigation and creating mental maps. A person is able