There is a new crowdsourced funding drive on behalf of the nonprofit, GIS: YES (which stands for Youth and Educational Solutions). The project is named Geoporter (Geospatial EducatorsOpportunities for Partnership Outreach Research and Training).
As a cartographer, the display of spatial information is of great interest to me. I’ve been particularly intrigued by analysts who are able to convey complex geographic information without resorting to a map. Previously, I had done a round of some of the methods in the article, “Spatial Unmapped.” Chris […]
Anita Graser is well-known in the GIS community for her involvement in open source GIS. She is also the author of the recently published book, “Learning QGIS 2.0”. Anita talks about how she got started in GIS and what she sees as some of the future trends in open source GIS.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that free and open access to Sentinel satellite data will become available during the Copernicus operational phase. Copernicus is an earth observation program operated by a partnership of the European Commission (EC), European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Environment Agency (EEA). The […]
Typhoon Haiyan (locally referred to as ‘Yolanda’) made landfall in the Philippines on Friday November 8th 2013. Officially, 1839 people have been killed as a direct result of the disaster, 2624 have been injured and 84 people are missing. Since then, aid has been pouring in from all over the […]
From the ancient times, humans have been trying to explain all the natural phenomena happening around the earth. “What if…” is a typical question for ancient Greeks Geographers, known as panepistimones (which means pan = all , epistimones = scientists) (Leontidou L. 2011). This question have been posted by different […]
Stephen A. McElroy, the GIS program chair at American Sentinel University, outlines ASU’s online learning lab which uses a badge award system to promote GIS learning beyond the class setting. Geographic and geospatial information systems are often seen as cutting edge in business. Employing a wide array of technologies, including map-making, […]
The National Safe Routes to School program (SRTS) was primarily created to promote safety for children who walk and bike to school. However, it also serves to encourage families to participate in these methods of sustainable transportation. The program was signed into law in 2005 and operates in all 50 […]
Water is a vital component for human life, and one of the major problems facing the continent of Africa is the development of water resources. Water security remains a critical issue for millions of people in Africa. In order to combat these problems with water, initiatives using satellite technology through […]
Robb Shecter of the Weblaws.org site wanted to map out restaurant health inspections in Multnomah County, Oregon as part of his efforts to create apps to open up government information by increasing access. The data from the county on each restaurant doesn’t always contain place information such as the city name. […]