January, 2013


Maps and Cartography

Rockland Gun Permit MapScreenshot captured December 29, 2012 showing the interactive map of Gun Permit owners for Rockland County.

The Journal News’s Gun Permit Map

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut left over twenty people dead, the majority of them young children. The nation responded with shock, anger, and a renewed controversial debate on gun control. Schools sought to increase their security and clamp down on gun-related […]

GIS Data

Attribute data for a road in GIS.Attribute data for a road in GIS.

Attribute Data Types for GIS

There are two components to GIS data: spatial information (coordinate and projection information for spatial features) and attribute data.  Attribute data is information appended in tabular format to spatial features.  The spatial data is the where and attribute data can contain information about the what, where, and why.  Attribute data […]

GIS Learning

GeoEye-1 Coundown Clock up for auction.GeoEye-1 Coundown Clock up for auction.

GeoEye Auction – Bid on Model Rockets and More

Looking for a model rocket, 3D glasses, or some other piece of GeoEye?  GeoEye is holding an online auction from January 17 through January 23, 2013 to auction off pieces from GeoEye. On January 9, 2013, the merger of DigitalGlobe and GeoEye was approved by the antitrust section of the Justice […]

GIS Software

Once the filter is set up, connect each output with their respective destination feature classes. The ETL is now set up to route source feature classes to their correct destination feature classes based on what is listed in the featuretype.csv file.

Building Attribute and Value Crosswalks Using Esri’s Data Interoperability Extension

Jeff Vreeland of Geographic Information Services, Inc., a professional services GIS consulting firm, provides an introduction to a recent article from GISI about building building attribute and value crosswalks using Esri’s Data Interoperability Extension.

GIS Data

Robotic mapping using LiDAR. The robot was built by the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany.Robotic mapping using LiDAR. The robot was built by the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany.

Robotic Mapping: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)

Simultaneous localization and mapping, or SLAM for short, is the process of creating a map using a robot or unmanned vehicle that navigates that environment while using the map it generates

Spatial Analysis

Artistic view of the Proba-V satellite. Source: ESA.Artistic view of the Proba-V satellite. Source: ESA.

Tracking Global Vegetation with Micro-Satellite Proba-V

The ESA, also known as the European Space Agency, has managed to do a lot of amazing feats in the field of space technology. They have created the Proba-1 and Proba-2 satellites, and their latest microsatellite, the Proba-V, is currently undergoing testing before its launch into space. The Proba-V is […]