February, 2011


GIS Software

Of Interest: Real-Time Middle East Tweet Mapping, Christchurch Earthquake Maps

Following the unrest in the Middle East via Tweets has been made possible by developer Virender Ajmani.  Tweets tagged with #bahrain, #egypt, #libya, and #iran are mapped out at intervals of 5 seconds on this Google Maps application (blog post from Ajmani here).  ~via Got Geoint? Esri has published a […]

GIS Software

Sound Mapping

Sound Mapping

Piggybacking off of crowd-sourced mapping, sound mapping has emerged to take advantage of DIY cartography in order to geo-reference field recordings.  Greg J. Smith outlines how geospatial technologies are being used in his article “Sound Mapping: A Primer” published on Current Intelligence.   In addition, Smith outlines three sound mapping […]

GIS Learning

Sidewalk availability in proximity to schools.

Sidewalk Inventory Study: Improving Safety, Walkability, and Development Issues for the City of Rancho Cucamonga

A sidewalk inventory program implemented for the City of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is not only resolving safety concerns but will help with various infrastructure improvements and long-term development projects. Guest article submitted by VanderHawk Consulting, LLC. Rancho Cucamonga, with a population over 150,000, is located in western San Bernardino County, […]

GIS Learning

Conservation Mapping Competition

Conservation Mapping Competition

Esri and the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) have launched the International Conservation Mapping Competition.  Cash prizes include the $5,000 Grand Prize and $1,000 in category prizes covering the following: Grand Prize: Best exemplification of conservation mapping Best Traditional Cartography: Best design and art in a static map (hard copy […]

Maps and Cartography

Of Interest: Super Bowl Map, First Map of the U.S., USA – Japan Travel: Google Style, 'Death by GPS'

Of Interest: Super Bowl Map, First Map of the U.S., USA – Japan Travel: Google Style, 'Death by GPS'

Curious who is rooting for which team in the upcoming Super Bowl?  Esri has an application that maps out Packers versus Steelers fans across the United States.  Type in a ZIP code or place to find the distribution of fans for a local area.  Nationwide, the Packers are leading with […]