Map and table showing where heavy metal bands are the most dense when compared against a country’s total population.
Saturday March 31st at 8:30pm local time everywhere will mark Earth Hour. For one hour, millions will switch off their lights as a way to come together to demonstrate the need to take action on climate change. Why at night? The increase of energy consumption worldwide can be visualized through […]
MapCite is a geographic data visualization company that offers both a web mapping and Excel interface for users to analyze their location data. MapCite is a relatively new company and current clients include the NHS and Vodafone in the UK. Oliver Jones, Head of Business Development, who led me through […]
World Water Day is held on March 22 each year as a way to bring global attention to the world’s freshwater resources. Started by the United Nations, the theme for this year’s World Water Day is Water and Food Security. Access to clean water is not just necessary for hydration, […]
Geocoding is a way of georeferencing data by using a GIS data layer that has locational information. For example, a geographic dataset showing street information which includes the street name and the beginning and ending address tied to each street segment could be used to geocode a database with addresses. […]
The detailed records from the 1940 U.S. Census are set to be released on April 2, 2012 at 9am Eastern Time. In additon to the standard questions of name, age, gender, and race, education, and place of birth, the 1940 U.S. Census also asked more detailed questions: The instructions ask the […]
GIS has opened up the possibilities of geography majors to find a career in their discipline. Find out about other geography jobs that utilize geospatial skills. Rachel Quist writes about the opportunities for geography jobs in her article, Geography Careers. The fields of earth science geography, urban and regional planning, human […]
To say the least, I was mildly boggled when I noticed that Slashgeo.org was running a poll on “Is Geospatial Special?” which was a followup to a January post also with the same title. I thought the insecure handwringing was beaten out of GIS professionals back when Don Meltz posted […]