GIS Data

Average number of reporting weather stations in Rwanda during 1981 to 2013. Note the drastic drop in 1994. (Data source: Dinku et. al, 2016)

Building Missing Weather Data

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.

GIS Learning

Sailing times from Rhodes (Ialysos or Kameiros), derived using an anisotropic surface. From: Leidwanger, 2013.

How GIS is Used to Understand History

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.

Maps and Cartography

GIS Software

Spatial Analysis

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst was used to generate a density surface from point data created by a single dancer's movements. Source: GIS to Understand Dance, and Vice Versa, 2009.

Using GIS to Choreograph Dance

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

GIS Career and Jobs

The GEOINT career trail from academics to expertise

Making a Career in Geointelligence

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.