September, 2013


GIS Data

Map of Great Britain Created for Minecraft by the Ordnance Survey

Map of Great Britain Created for Minecraft by the Ordnance Survey

Minecraft, the immensely popular 3D game allows users to build and destroy construction blocks to create a virtual environment.  The staff at Britain’s Ordnance Survey have created a map of the United Kingdom for use in Minecraft.  Called Minecraft GB, the file consists of 22 billion blocks.  The map covers 220,000 square […]

GIS Career and Jobs

Call for Papers Now Open for the 2014 Esri User Conference

Esri has issue a “call for papers” for its 2014 International User Conference.  The next Esri User Conference will be held from July 14 through the 18th in San Diego, California and expects to host over 15,000 attendees, making it the largest GIS conference.  There will be more than ninety […]

GIS Learning

Updated Edition of Thinking About GIS

Updated Edition of Thinking About GIS

Roger Tomlinson has released via Esri Press the fifth edition of his popular GIS management book, “Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers“.  The book provides those task with planning and implementing a geographic information system in their organization with methodologies for a creating successful GIS program.  The […]

GIS Career and Jobs

Free eBook: Five Steps to Build Your GIS Career

A new eBook has been released by American Sentinel University entitled, “Five Steps to Build Your GIS Career.”  The short booklet outlines five pathways to consider for those seeking to build a GIS career.  Those interested in reading the book will need to submit their name and contact information as […]

GIS Software

Free Guide for Using GIS in Government

Free Guide for Using GIS in Government

The media team at GovLoop has developed a free GIS guide aimed in particular towards those working in the public sector.  The Mapping Revolution: Incorporating Geographic Information Systems in Government is a freely downloadable PDF.   The thirty-one page document includes information about: Case studies and applications of GIS in the […]