OpenStreetMap was founded with the goal of creating and providing free geographic data to whoever wants it. With an army of 5,000 volunteers who hit the streets around the world with GPS units to capture street segments or who participate in applying attribute information to collected data, the project has […]
Distance decay is a phenomenon observed between locations or ethnic groups- the further apart they are, the less likely it is that they will interact very much. Distance decay theory in GIS can be used for other purposes such as the effects of time and distance on public transportation ridership, crime analysis, and health care.
Quantum GIS is an open source GIS desktop software more popularly known as QGIS. QGIS 1.0 was first released in January of 2009 although development on the software began back in 2002 by Gary Sherman with the first versions of the software intended as a GIS data viewer for PostGIS. QGIS […]
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is featuring an exhibition entitled The Art of Video Games which is set to run from March 16, 2012 through September 30, 2012. The exhibit takes a look at the 40‐year evolution of video games from an artistic standpoint and focuses on the use of visual […]
Part of my childhood memories include watching many episodes of Bonanza. My stepfather was a cowboy fanatic and many evenings in Austria were spent watching dubbed versions of the hit western show in German. I always remember the opening credits that showed an antiqued map showing the fictitious place of […]
Maps aren’t just intended for navigation. Though most people think of maps in terms of what kind of physical land features they display, maps can have a much deeper significance to historians and anthropologists. Through the practice of subjective mapping, cartography can be married to anthropology and sociology to create […]