July, 2011


GIS Learning

Mapping Germany's Radiation

Mapping Germany's Radiation

Since the recent March Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami damage at the at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, many of the most recent attention on radiation mapping has been focused on Japan.  Radiation is every where and Marian Steinbach pulled data from Germany’s Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS – the German Federal Authority for Radiation […]

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GIS News: Horn of Africa Drought, Image of the Week, OpenDataPhilly

GIS News: Horn of Africa Drought, Image of the Week, OpenDataPhilly

The European Space Agency has released Horn of Africa drought imagery and its image of the week showing Patagonia.   The OGC is seeking input on two projects, and Esri and Azavea both announced the availability of data from OpenDataPhilly.  FIND Map, SuperGeo, Cadcorp, Timmons Group, eSpatial, and URISA round […]

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GIS in Imagery: 2011 Esri UC

GIS in Imagery: 2011 Esri UC

The 2011 Esri International User Conference brought over 14,000 attendees to San Diego again this year under the theme “Understanding Our World“. Kristina Jacob, a GIS specialist and photographer, captures moments from the conference as part of the GIS in Imagery series. To submit photos for consideration to the GIS […]

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GIS News: FME Webinar, Maritime Surveillance, Esri Workbook

GIS News: FME Webinar, Maritime Surveillance, Esri Workbook

The latest roundup of GIS related news includes a free webinar on FME, final call for papers for the European LiDAR Mapping forum, and a new workbook from Esri Press.  The European Space Agency has a writeup about the use of satellite data in maritime surveillance.  Industry announcements have also […]

Maps and Cartography

Drift by Shannon RankinDrift 2009 cut map on paper 20" x 20" - Shannon Rankin

Uncharted

I love the exploration of the beauty of maps through art.  Artist Shannon Rankin turns cut map pieces into artwork with her series Uncharted.  Rankin explains her inspiration: I create installations, collages and drawings that use the language of maps to explore the connections among geological and biological processes, patterns […]

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GIS News: gvSIG conference materials online, Esri Map Book Volume 26 released

GIS News: gvSIG conference materials online, Esri Map Book Volume 26 released

The geospatial industry roundup includes the release of videos and reports from the French gvSIG conference, GfK GeoMarketing’s map of the month, and the release of Esri’s Map Book, VOlume 26. Also included in this edition are announcements from GeoWorld, Bluesky, SuperGeo, Topcon, GIS in the Rockies, earthmine, IDV Solutions, […]

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GIS News: ArcGIS for iOS, Getmapping Aerial Imagery

GIS News: ArcGIS for iOS, Getmapping Aerial Imagery

Esri announces an updated version of ArcGIS for iOS, earthmine holds its first ever partner conference, Getmapping’s aerial imagery is being used by the Plus Dane Group, and Tiltan Systems Engineering announces an agreement with ITT Visual Information Solutions. Esri Esri has released an updated version of ArcGIS for iOS that includes […]