Called the ENACTS (Enhancing National Climate Services) initiative, scientists are using satellite data in order to estimate rainfall, temperature, and other information to fill in a 15 year gap in climate data collection for Rwanda.
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.
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.
India has drafted a law that would require mapmakers to depict India in a very specific way or face a possible monetary fine and imprisonment.
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.
Researchers at Ohio State University developed GIS software to help track the movement of dancers over time to see their patterns, which was also then used to choreograph new classical routines
Archaeologist Monica Smith and geographer Thomas Gillespie identified 121 locations that they hope will reveal some of Ashoka’s edicts using GIS analys
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.