June, 2010


GIS Data

2001 National Land Cover Data Set

National Land Cover Data Set: When There’s No Local Land Use GIS data

Guest article by Kristen Carney and Aaron Herman of Cubit. Finding land use land cover data is a pain. Unless your project is within an MPO/COG that has historic and current land use shapefiles that are easy for your GIS guru to access, you can be up a creek without a […]

GIS Software

Accessing Directions and Mapping Via Mobile Phone Growing in Popularity

Accessing Directions and Mapping Via Mobile Phone Growing in Popularity

The use of accessing directions and maps via mobile phone is rising in the United States.  A market study by comScore found that 14% of mobile phone users acquired directions from their phones during the month of April.  That percentage represents 33.5 million users and is a 44% increase over […]

GIS Learning

Approved Online Map Providers for China, Where’s Google?

Approved Online Map Providers for China, Where’s Google?

Eighteen providers have been officially approved by the Chinese government to provide online mapping services in that country.  The providers, all domestic, were selected from thirty applicants.  According to the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (SBSM), Foreign companies are not allowed to provide surveying or mapping services unless they are […]

GIS Learning

VerySpatial’s Fifth Anniversary Competition

VerySpatial’s Fifth Anniversary Competition

VerySpatial reminds you that there’s still time to participate in their Fifth Anniversary Competition.  VerySpatial is a weekly podcast and accompanying blog featuring items of interesting relating to geography and geospatial technologies.  The contest features a selection of five multiple choice questions about VerySpatial.  Each correctly answered question submitted will […]