July, 2012


GIS Learning

Calculating Polygon Area in ArcMap

Calculating Polygon Area in ArcMap

You can easily calculated geometry in ArcMap with a few simple steps.  Calculating geometry in ArcGIS allows you to find the area and perimeter of your polygons. Here are the step for calculating the area of a polygon using ArcGIS.  These steps can also be replicated for calculating the perimeter […]

GIS Career and Jobs

What Do GIS Professionals Make: GIS Salary Surveys

What Do GIS Professionals Make: GIS Salary Surveys

What are the average salaries for a GIS Analyst, GIS technician, or GIS manager? Finding out that answer depends on a variety of factors from the industry the job is located in, years of experience, and education level of the GIS employee. Salaries also vary greatly by region/ The best way to get an estimate as to your earning power based on your location, experience, and field of interest is through GIS salary surverys.

GIS Learning

Agriculture and GIS

Agriculture and GIS

GIS technology has become a vital tool for crop management.  Geographic data about soil condition helps farmers to be more efficient in segmenting arable land in order to apply differential rates of fertilizer, and forecasting to determine when, where, and what to plant in what is known as precision agriculture. […]

Maps and Cartography

Map from the Whytfliet Atlas showing California as a peninsula. Granata Nova et California. In Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum. Louvain, 1603.Map from the Whytfliet Atlas showing California as a peninsula. Granata Nova et California from In Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum. Louvain, 1603.

Map Theft and Map Thieves

As with most objects that carry a potentially large price tag, rare and valuable maps have been subjected to theft over the years.  Some of the most prolific thieves have stolen hundreds of maps over the years.  Map theft is unfortunately common and a translation of a 2008 Spanish article […]