November, 2010


GIS Learning

Geospatial Redux: ArcGIS 10 SP 1, Soft-Maps, Google Earth 6, Steve Coasts Moves to Bing, GIS Day 2010,

Geospatial Redux: ArcGIS 10 SP 1, Soft-Maps, Google Earth 6, Steve Coasts Moves to Bing, GIS Day 2010,

Love maps so much you want to snuggle with them?  Now you can get close to your favorite Brooklyn map by Emily Fischer.  The blankets are called Soft-Maps and feature hand-stitched maps of Brooklyn neighborhoods and parks: Soft-Maps. Come and get it!  The ArcGIS 10 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Service Pack 1 is […]

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Why GIS Doesn’t Replace the Need for Surveyors

Why GIS Doesn’t Replace the Need for Surveyors

With all the readily available aerial and satellite imagery, it is a legitimate questions to ask if GIS can be used to replace surveyors to understand property issues and to resolve legal disputes involving parcel lines.  The ability to access Google Maps or a local agency’s online mapping application to […]

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OpenStreetMap - Be Your Own Cartographer by Jonathan Bennett

Book Review: OpenStreetMap ~ Be Your Own Cartographer

If you’ve been interested in contributing to OpenStreetMap but aren’t sure how or where to start, Jonathan Bennett has written a reference book about the collaborative geographic data creating service.  Jonathan Bennett has been extensively involved with OpenStreetMap since 2006 and is a member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation.  The book […]

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Online Mapping and Politics: China’s World Map Service Upsets the Vietnamese

Online Mapping and Politics: China’s World Map Service Upsets the Vietnamese

Political uproar over depicted boundaries on map servers isn’t just a Google Maps issue.  The recently launched Chinese Map World has come under fire from the Vietnamese government for its depiction of Vietnamese sovereignty around the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagos. The act by the Chinese State […]