Andrew Cutts, owner of ACGeospatial, discusses the role of GIS and earth observation data in the oil and gas industry in this guest article.
Lucia Moro, with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Geospatial of the United Nations, discusses the agency’s work on the development of a global land cover database to support agricultural policy makers and rural land use planners efforts to reduce poverty.
Current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline.
Historical geography is one area that has applied GIS to understand outcomes of battles, why cities were built in given locations, and using ancient technologies to understand length and difficulty of travel at different times of the year.
What does a more global economic strategy mean in the world of GIS? It all relates back to one simple thing: maps can be used to share information in a visual and engaging way.
A bonus to the book, After the Map, is the companion site, www.afterthemap.info which offers access to all of the imagery, spreadsheets, and GIS data used in the book.
This step-by-step guide developed by staff at TravelTime shows how to draw a travel time polygon, filter points of interest by travel time and deliver A to B routing information all in one API call.
Michael Boyd from Novotx writes about how Del-Co Water Company in Ohio uses GIS to to automate workflow processes and streamline operations.
The Sudden Landslide Identification Product (SLIP) developed by NASA detects landslide potential by analyzing satellite imagery for changes in soil moisture, muddiness, and other surface features.
GIS has proven to be an immensely useful tool for police interdiction operations and crime prevention. One area, in particular, that has benefited from GIS is combating drug trafficking.
The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation recently launched a Universal GEOINT certification program.
Sangeeta Deogawanka discusses what it takes to develop a career in Geointelligence whether it be in security, intelligence, policy analysis, first response, technology, software development or consulting.