October, 2007


Maps and Cartography

New Geological Mapping Standards for the USGS

New Geological Mapping Standards for the USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) have announced the creation  of new geologic time scale and color schemes for use in creating geologic maps of the United States.  A PDF, entitled “Divisions of Geologic Time—Major Chronostratigraphic and Geochronologic Units” can be downloaded from the […]

GIS Learning

Stickymap Launches

Stickymap Launches

Stickymap.com, a social action website, launched a free “community map organization tool” with the purpose of helping organizations “create graphical maps of their projects”. According to the Stickymap blog, the intent of this application is to create a “wiki-style” environment for users to information others about their neighborhoods. Users can […]

GPS

GIS to monitor cops

GIS to monitor cops

With all the uses of GIS and GPS technologies to help with crime, New Delhi police are taking the installation of GPS units in all patrol cars one step further as a way to make sure police officers are not using their cars for personal use.  An article in ExpressIndia.com […]

GIS Software

Key Indicator Data System (KIDS)

Key Indicator Data System (KIDS)

KIDS (Key Indicator Database Systems) is an open source, thematic mapping and GIS application developed by the World Agriculture Information Centre (WAICENT) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  According to the website, KIDS was “developed originally for the purpose of collecting, mapping and disseminating food insecurity and […]

GPS

GPS Guide for Beginners

GPS Guide for Beginners

If you’re interested in understanding GPS, Garmin has a 23-page “GPS Guide for Beginners” booklet (in PDF format).  The publication provides a pretty easy to follow overview covering how GPS works, factors that cause errors in collecting data and mapping GPS points.  If you’re short on time, Garmin also has a quick page on […]

GIS Data

Philly to go

Philly to go

PhillyHistory.org, an online repository of more than 43,000 historic photos covering the history of the city of Philadelphia has now gone mobile.  PhillyHistory Mobile is the portable companion site which offers a geographic-based search interface where users can query by address, intersection, keyword, or historic date to find nearby historic or cultural […]