November, 2011


GIS Data

GMTED2010 - Global elevation data.Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010) - Global elevation data. Source: USGS.

New Global Elevation Data Available to Download: Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) have released an updated and more accurate global elevation model that pulls data from Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED®) from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM); Canadian elevation data; SPOT 5 Reference 3D data; data from NASA’s Ice, Cloud, and […]

GIS Learning

Google Maps 6.0 Adds Indoor Navigation

Google Maps 6.0 Adds Indoor Navigation

Google’s steady march to capture the entire spatial element of the world has extended to the indoors. Google Maps 6.0 for Android has rolled out and the most notable change is the addition of indoor navigation for Android users.  Navigation through the interior of buildings is similar to external navigation with […]

GIS Software

Validation Report loaded into local GIS. All non-conforming features in the data are identified with coloured arrows to pinpoint where the error is located. The rule that the feature has broken is also displayed next to the arrow.Validation Report loaded into local GIS. All non-conforming features in the data are identified with coloured arrows to pinpoint where the error is located. The rule that the feature has broken is also displayed next to the arrow.

Explaining Socium, a Cloud Based GIS Data Validation Service

Abbie Beckford, Customer Relations and Marketing Manager at Socium, shares insight about the new launch and what the benefits of this cloud based online data validation and management services are.   Having confidence in spatial data is vital to organisations that rely on it for making business critical decisions and with […]

GIS Learning

Nokia’s Crowdsourcing GIS Effort

Nokia’s Crowdsourcing GIS Effort

Nokia recently launched Map Creator (in beta), tossing its hat into the crowdsourcing GIS ring.  While the announcement proclaims, “We’ve just launched Nokia Map Creator, a fun tool on maps.nokia.com that literally lets YOU map out your local neighbourhood! “, the next paragraph explains volunteer input is requested for twelve countries: Our initial […]

GIS Data

Geosk: GIS Data as a Service (Daas)

Geosk: GIS Data as a Service (Daas)

Whats is Geosk and what does it mean for GIS data delivery? Scott Robinson, Director, Global Data Products at Pitney Bowes Business Insight, explains what Geosk means for GIS Data as a Service (DaaS) and how cloud computing can be used to delivery GIS data online.

GIS Learning

Gifts for Geographers and GISers

Gifts for Geographers and GISers

If you’re trying to figure out the ideal gift for the GISer or geographer on your list, check out these great ideas for your Christmas and holiday gift shopping. This list will be updated as new deals and unique geography themed gifts are discovered for the 2011 season. Publisher Black […]

Maps and Cartography

Travel according to FoursquareTravel according to Foursquare between October and December of 2010. Click on the map for access to larger resolution options.

Thanskgiving and Christmas Travel According to Foursquare

Foursquare has released a map showing travel via plane, train, and automobile covering the heavy travel season between October and December of 2010.  Airplane travel crisscrosses the entire country with a blur of lines most densely concentrated around major cities.  Travel by train seems to be concentrated mostly in a […]