There are a few map contests open for those interested in submitting both paper and digital maps as well as contests designed to showcase the potential of different types of spatial data. GIS and Map Contests Here are current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline. To submit a map [...]
The Where 2012 conference started this morning in San Francisco. Even if you weren’t able to make this annual geospatial event, you can still watch the Where 2012 keynotes live on Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4 right here on this page (see below). The keynotes sessions kick off Tuesday morning. All times listed are [...]
The use of geospatial technologies is increasingly being used in a variety of fields. GIS is being used in many different industries and the skills required to be a successful GIS professional have evolved over the years. Below are recommendations on building a strong background in preparation for a career in GIS based on what the majority of employers are looking for. However, keep in mind you will find a wide variety of work and educational backgrounds among those working in GIS jobs.
GIS is a technological field that incorporates geographical features with tabular data in order to map, analyze, and assess real-world problems. The key word to this technology is Geography – this means that some portion of the data is spatial. In other words, data that is in some way referenced to locations on the earth
Whats is Geosk and what does it mean for GIS data delivery? Scott Robinson, Director, Global Data Products at Pitney Bowes Business Insight, explains what Geosk means for GIS Data as a Service (DaaS) and how cloud computing can be used to delivery GIS data online.