This wins GIS image of the week in my book. Reddit user TransverseMercator posted this screenshot of the feature to polygon tool window under the title, “Just spent 20 minutes trying to figure out why my attribute table was disappearing…. Thanks ESRI.”
MapBox Labs has mapped out 280 millions tweets from around the world to look at smartphone types. Tweets posted from Smartphone devices were analyzed in order to understand global and local geographic patterns of Android, iPhone, and Blackberry devices.
NASA and NOAA have released a map of the earth’s vegetation. The map was created with NDVI data from VIIRS (Visible-Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite) sensor aboard the Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite.
The map, called Bedmap2, provides a detailed look at Antarctica from its surface of ice all the way down to the bedrock. The map was compiled by the British Antarctic Survey using data from other research organizations around the globe including NASA
Mike Sanderson, the Director of Strategy at 1Spatial, provides a perspective piece on the rise of big spatial data and the importance of being able to base management decisions on correct real-world data.
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are mapping the salinity of the ocean to understand how the ocean helps recycle of our planet’s water resources and our climate.