August, 2011


GIS Learning

Case Study: Students Using ArcGIS.com to Study Soil Erosion

Case Study: Students Using ArcGIS.com to Study Soil Erosion

ESRI Canada has published a case study about the use of ArcGIS.com by Canadian students to learn about their environment.  By learning spatial skills, the students were able to study and map out a local environmental issue, the erosion of the Scarborough Bluffs. Recently, the school leveraged the geographic information system […]

Maps and Cartography

What Fifty Years of Imagination Looks Like

What Fifty Years of Imagination Looks Like

If you spent almost fifty years imagining a world, what would it look like?  For Jerry Gretzinger, that imaginary world takes up almost 2,000 panels covering 1,600 square feet. According to Gretzinger, “The map began as just a doodle.”  Gretzinger started out in 1963 creating rectangles on a sheet of paper […]

Maps and Cartography

Virginia Quake Maps

Virginia Quake Maps

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit Virginia on August 23rd and was felt across a large portion of the eastern side of the United States.  The epicenter was located in central Virginia.  The last time an earthquake that strong hit the Virginia areas was one reported in May of 1897, a magnitude 5.9 […]

GIS Data

Weather and GIS

Find weather related geographic data and GIS tools. Google Maps Weather Google Maps has added a weather layer.  The layer shows current weather conditions and short term weather predictions.  To turn the weather layer on, hover over the overview map in the upper righthand corner and select it from the […]

Maps and Cartography

Pigeons as City Boroughs

Pigeons as City Boroughs

The Museum of London has an ongoing display of hand-drawn maps that runs until September 11, 2011.  The exhibit is a partnership with Londonist.com which solicited entries from readers showing hand-drawn depictions of London.  The result was a collection of eleven maps featuring topics such as a map of “Selected […]