May, 2010


GIS Learning

GeoBriefs: James Fee Celebrates Five Years of Blogging, Waze Goes Local with Los Angeles

James Fee’s blog passed the five year mark on May 25th with “1,688 posts and 13,450 comments.”  James Fee has one of the most popular GIS related blogs at http://spatiallyadjusted.com.  James Fee was recently profiled on GIS Lounge. Waze, the crowdsourcing traffic application, has announced their first local site for […]

GIS Learning

Yahoo! Playing Catchup

Yahoo! Playing Catchup

With a press conference yesterday, Yahoo!’s CEO, Carol Bartz announced an extended partnership with Nokia that provides Yahoo! with access to Nokia’s Navteq mapping technology.  Carol Bartz noted, “Location has just become such a common part of everything.”  The announcement is a turning point in Yahoo!’s strategy in the arena […]

GIS Software

Java and GIS

Java and GIS

Find web resources about learning Java and its applications in the GIS field. Learning Java – a GIS Perspective So you want to learn Java? This article picks three areas that represent the basic skills a person who wants to use Java effectively should have. Java for Newbies: A GIS […]

GIS Learning

Geospatial Redux: Google Building Map Squad, Mapping the Oil Spill Plume

Geospatial Redux: Google Building Map Squad, Mapping the Oil Spill Plume

Seattle’s TechFlash reports that Google is hiring 300 temporary workers in Kirkland as part of a yearlong effort to improve the accuracy of Google Maps data. The search giant is working with temp staffing agencies to find “computer geeks” familiar with geographic information systems and mapping software. Nature has a […]

GPS

GPS and GIS Technologies Speed Assessment of Historic Sites in Post-Katrina New Orleans

GPS and GIS Technologies Speed Assessment of Historic Sites in Post-Katrina New Orleans

In this case study, FEMA and NPS collaborated on field assessment methodology to meet National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requirements in post-Katrina New Orleans. 40,000 structures were assessed using Trimble GPS hardware and software integrated with ESRI ArcGIS for collection and management of cultural resource data.  Article by Robert Laudati, […]