September, 2011


GIS Data

WhatWasThere – Augmented Reality

WhatWasThere – Augmented Reality

WhatWasThere is an augmented reality application that features a growing online database of geolocated historical photos.  You can search for photos nearby a location or upload and geotag your own historical photos.  The database is in its early stages, there are over 10,000 photos covering the United States and a few […]

GIS Software

Data for the People, by the People: Designing Smartphone-based GISystems for Environmental Resource Assessment

Data for the People, by the People: Designing Smartphone-based GISystems for Environmental Resource Assessment

According to the most recent Nielsen data, smartphones comprise approximately 40% of mobile phones used by US citizens. As mobile device technologies (e.g., smartphones and tablets) are increasingly becoming an indispensable part of our lives, more and more companies are taking advantage of the GPS capabilities of these devices to […]

GIS Learning

Conservation Biology and GIS

Conservation Biology and GIS

Conservation biologists have come to recognize the importance of GIS in their discipline. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become a useful tool in the field of landscape ecology. A common application of GIS is the generation of landscape indicators, which are quantitative measurements of the status or potential health of […]

GIS Data, Maps and Cartography

Census Map Tools

Census Map Tools

The Wall Street Journal has made a free online census mapping application available to the public.  To use the tool you have to sign in with either an existing Twitter or Facebook account.  That takes you to an additional sign up page (according to the site the initial login via Twitter or […]

GIS Career and Jobs

“Geospatial technologies are no longer interesting, but essential”

“Geospatial technologies are no longer interesting, but essential”

Dr. Christopher Sutton, professor of geography at Western Illinois University, was the speaker at the ninth annual John Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture.  His talk was entitled, “Geography Matters! The Importance of Geographic Literacy in Liberal Arts Education.”  During his talk, Sutton touched on the geospatial industry, noting that “It’s estimated that […]

GIS Career and Jobs

Top 5 Skills You Need to be Successful in a GIS Career – Free Webinar

Top 5 Skills You Need to be Successful in a GIS Career – Free Webinar

Joseph Kerski, education manager for Esri, and Dr. Devon Cancilla, dean, business and technology for American Sentinel University, are the featured speakers in a free webinar entitled “Top 5 Skills You Need to be Successful in a GIS Career.”  The webinar will be held September 27 at 1pm (EDT) and is being […]