March, 2012


Maps and Cartography

Map of night lights showing the growth of urban lights in Europe between 1992 and 2010.Map of night lights showing the growth of urban lights in Europe between 1992 and 2010. Credits: NGDC/DMSP/ESA

Mapping the World at Night

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 […]

GIS Software

MapCite: Web Mapping and Excel Location Intelligence Applications

MapCite: Web Mapping and Excel Location Intelligence Applications

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 […]

GIS Data, Maps and Cartography

Mapping Access to Safe Water

Mapping Access to Safe Water

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, […]

GIS Data

Geocoding

Geocoding

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. […]