September, 2012


GIS Software

Apple's default map app with iOS 6

Maps with Apple, Google, and Amazon

Today marks the latest release of Apple’s mobile operating system which also means the default map app on the iOS devices changes from Google to an Apple version.  Google’s Map app was the preloaded mapping app for iPhones and iPads but Apple made the move earlier this year to dump […]

GIS Data

Aerial Mapping with Balloons, Kites, and Pigeons

What’s old is new again.  Remotely acquired imagery has come a long way from its early days of balloon and kite platforms.  Raster data, such as aerial imagery has become an integral GIS dataset.  While most GIS professionals and cartographers obtain commercial or government-based imagery, there is a rising popularity […]

GIS Software

Mobile Mapping with MapCite

Mobile Mapping with MapCite

MapPad is MapCite’s mobile reporting app which allows for field mapping and data gathering.  MapPad is part of MapCite’s suite of ready-to-go geographic data collection and mapping focused solutions. As mentioned in a previous article reviewing MapCite’s Excel spreadsheet and web mapping offerings, MapCite’s focus is to offer a reasonable […]

GIS Learning

Gretchen Peterson | Profiles From the Geospatial Community

Gretchen Peterson | Profiles From the Geospatial Community

Gretchen Peterson is a well-known geospatial professional who has run her own GIS consulting firm, Peterson GIS, since 2001.  She has worked on a wide range of GIS projects including (just to name a few) solar energy site suitability analysis, stream restoration prioritization, wildlife corridor design, and an archaeological sensitivity […]

GIS Learning

How Can Looking at Hurricane Tracks Help to Understand Them?

How Can Looking at Hurricane Tracks Help to Understand Them?

Robert Lang has contributed this GIS tutorial on using publicly available hurricane mapping sites to understand hurricane tracks. Exploratory questions are posted within the steps of this hurricane track tutorial. Hurricanes are an example of a natural hazard that can be investigated in the Key Stage 3 Geography national curriculum […]

GIS Learning

Free GIS Books

Free GIS Books

Building a collection of reference and academic texts on GIS can be costly.  There are some free online source materials that can be a valuable contribution, especially if your book budget is nonexistent.  Most of these free GIS books are available in downloadable PDF format and can be read from […]

GIS Learning

Geospatial Kickstarter Projects

Geospatial Kickstarter Projects

Crowd-funding sites have allowed artists and individual entrepreneurs a footing to convert concepts into reality.  The Kickstarter site works by allowing individuals to post a project idea and solicit funds within a limited timeframe.  Investors can support a project they like in amounts as small as $1.  Funding levels are […]