February, 2008


GIS Data

2008 Statistical Abstract

2008 Statistical Abstract

Compiled from various U.S. Government and private sources such as the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Statistical Abstract is the mother lode of statistics on many aspects of American life. Covering a range of such subjects as politics, economics, life expectancy, and marital status, […]

GIS Learning

Goodbye Chicagocrime.org, Hello EveryBlock Chicago

Goodbye Chicagocrime.org, Hello EveryBlock Chicago

Adrian Holovaty offers a retrospective on why he’s shutting down chicagocrime.org.  Chicagocrime.org mapped crime data from the Chicago Police Department and was one of the early applications that “mashed” geographic data onto Google Maps.  Visitors to the original chicagocrime.org are now redirected to EveryBlock Chicago which Holvaty describes as “chicagocrime.org […]

GIS Software

Linux Penguin and Topo MapLinux Penguin and Topo Map

Linux in GIS

Currently applications and resources geared towards running GIS software on Linux operating systems. fmaps GIS/RS application for Linux and Gnome platforms. Open source code is available for downloading from this site. FreeGIS FreeGIS DVD GNU/Linux. This DVD contains GRASS, a GIS software application as well as server software for web-based, […]