August, 2009


GIS Learning

GeoMAC

GeoMAC

The huge Station Fire in Southern California is a reminder that with the hot, dry summer weather comes large scale wildfires.  GeoMAC (stands for Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination) is an online mapping application that provides updated fire locations and perimeters for all active fires within the 48 conterminous states and Alaska.  […]

GIS Career and Jobs

Preparing for a GIS Job Interview

Preparing for a GIS Job Interview

Having sat on both sides of the table, I know that the interview process can sometimes be an uncomfortable and even painful process. To make matters more difficult, the GIS field requires a broad range of skills ranging from cartographic techniques to programming to relational database management. Acquiring enough depth in any of these areas can seem impossible especially when the field is still evolving at a horrendous pace. So what is it that’s really important when it comes to interviewing for a GIS position?

GIS Data

OpenStreetMap Interview

OpenStreetMap Interview

Pocket-lint has an interview with Steve Coast, the founder and developer of OpenStreetMap which uses crowdsourcing to create and update detailed geographic information.  The article focuses mainly on comparing the costs and update capability of commercial sources such as TeleAtlas with the advances of OpenStreetMap which relies on the input […]

GPS

Running For a Draw

Running For a Draw

The New York Times has an interesting article about runners who “draw” pictures with their GPS units while out for a run.  The article profiles Tomasz Berezinski who “started running, bought a GPS device and turned his body into a brush and the city into his canvas.”  The fad isn’t […]

GPS

American Red Cross Uses Trimble Technology and RDMS to Speed Hurricane Disaster Relief

American Red Cross Uses Trimble Technology and RDMS to Speed Hurricane Disaster Relief

Since 1881, the American Red Cross has been the United State’s premier emergency response organization. In addition to offering neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross also distinguishes itself by aiding victims of devastating natural disasters, from floods to earthquakes to hurricanes. Each year, in […]