There is a huge amount of untapped geographic information stored within Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. With over one billion users of the popular spreadsheet software, that is a lot of data waiting to be mapped out. That said, the capability of mapping out that geographic data doesn’t necessarily need to be done through an external desktop GIS software application. There are a few solutions on the market that provide both free and cost-based mapping solutions that operate directly within Excel.
GIS technology has become a vital tool for crop management. Geographic data about soil condition helps farmers to be more efficient in segmenting arable land in order to apply differential rates of fertilizer, and forecasting to determine when, where, and what to plant in what is known as precision agriculture. Satellite and aerial imagery is [...]
From the early days in Canada to the high tech world of internet mapping, the field of GIS is older than you may think. History of GIS A GIS (geographic or geospatial information system) is a modern extension of traditional cartography with one fundamental similarity and two essential differences. The similarity lies in the fact [...]
If you have data with disparate values between areas, making an area cartogram is an effective way to map out those values. Unfortunately, making area cartogram maps within ArcGIS can’t been done natively so external scripts and programs are needed. In this article, I review one ToolBox that is available from Esri’s Arcscript’s site called [...]
April 15th marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in the North Atlantic Ocean. Esri has created a map story that looks at the geography, class, and fate of the passengers on the ship. The online mapping application geocoded the hometowns of all passengers (Titanic’s crew was not included) and identifies them by [...]