February, 2012


Maps and Cartography

Free Outline Maps

Free Outline Maps

Free outline maps to print and use. Use outline maps as an educational tool for teachers, students, and parents. Each map is in PDF format and is fitted to an 8 1/2″ x 11″ (letter sized) sheet of paper. Print out base maps to learn geography, take a geography test, […]

Maps and Cartography

Aerial flooring for the Bellway Homes’ Equinox development in Poplar.Aerial flooring for the Bellway Homes’ Equinox development in Poplar.

Aerial Floor Maps as a Sales Tool

Here’s an interesting and probably effective use of aerial imagery to sell a product.  The floor of the marketing suite of Bellway Homes’ Equinox development in London, England has been covered in aerial imagery from British firm Bluesky to help sell apartments.  In addition to being a stunning visual display, […]

GIS Learning

Spatial Humanities: Step by Step GIS Instructions

Spatial Humanities: Step by Step GIS Instructions

The Spatial Humanities site has a growing list of step by step instructions on how to create and work with GIS data using such spatial technologies as ArcGIS, HyperCities, Google’s Fusion Tables, and Google Maps. The latest set of instructions provides downloadable sample files to run the user through heads […]

Maps and Cartography

Google Ancient Places: Exploring the Geography of Ancient Places in Text

GapVis (Google Ancient Places Visualization) allows readers the ability to geographically explore text covering ancient places.  The endeavor is backed by $50,000 in funding from Google’s Digital Humanities Awards Program. The project is led by a team of academics and is based out of the University of Southampton. The Edinburgh Geoparser has been […]

GIS Career and Jobs

What Competencies Should GIS Managers Have?

What Competencies Should GIS Managers Have?

URISA wants your input on its proposed Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM).  The model is a list of 74 essential competencies and 17 competency areas that geospatial managers should have. The GMCM builds upon U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s (DOLETA) Geospatial Technology Competency Model, which specifies the foundational, industry-wide, […]

GIS Learning

Share Your GIS or LBS Story To Win a Free Where Conference 2012 Registration

Share Your GIS or LBS Story To Win a Free Where Conference 2012 Registration

The EngagingCities site is raffling off a free registration to the Where Conference 2012 in exchange for you sharing your GIS or location-based services (LBS) story: Have you been involved with a project that utilized GIS or location-based services to engage citizens? We want to hear details about which app was used, […]

GIS Learning

GIS Scholarships

GIS Scholarships

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is accepting applicants for its 2012 Scholarship program until April 20, 2012.  Open to high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, the program awards cash to those students interested in geospatial study.  From the announcement: “Supporting student education and research with USGIF scholarships helps expand […]

GIS Software

TileMill Now for Windows.TileMill Now for Windows.

TileMill: Open Source Mapping Now for Windows

TileMill can now be used natively in Windows with the latest release.  The release of TileMill 0.9.0 also includes a new plugin system: “TileMill UI can now be extended and modified using standalone, JavaScript plugins.”  The new release also includes many fixes and updates including shipping with a desktop app client instead of requiring a […]