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. […]
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?
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 […]
ESRI is inviting GIS users to submit their own stories for potential presentations at next year’s International User Conference: Professionals using ESRI’s GIS technology are encouraged to submit an abstract for possible presentation at the 30th Annual ESRI International User Conference (ESRI UC) next July. ESRI invites users to tell […]
GIS Education • GIS Programs • GIS Certification • GIS Distance Learning • GIS Tutorials Collection of references and tutorials on how to teach GIS to K-12 level students. Find lesson plans, user groups and more in this category about GIS education at the elementary and secondary school levels. ArcLessons […]
Ortelius, a “map illustration software” per the Map Diva web site has launched. The debut of this software package adds one more selection to the very limited mapping software options out there for Macintosh users. A free trial download is available and the Map Diva site is offering a lower […]
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 […]
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 […]