In honor of Roger Tomlinson (1933-2014), who recently died, this edition of Sunday Maptinee features Data for Decisions, a video created in 1967 to highlight the emerging technology of geographic information systems (GIS). Hosted by Roger Tomlinson, Data for Decisions is a film from the National Film Board of Canada created […]
The GIS community is experiencing profound sadness today as it learns of the death of Roger Tomlinson. Roger Tomlinson was a central figure in the development of GIS. Tomlinson passed away in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico on February 9, 2014. Tomlinson was a pioneer in the field of geographic information […]
Esri has released the fourth volume in its “Mapping the Nation” series entitled, “Mapping the Nation: Supporting Decisions that Govern a People“. This volume takes a look at how GIS is used within US Federal Government agencies to ” evaluate and respond to social, economic, and environmental concerns at local, regional, national, […]
Stating that, ” we want to increase the number of women participating in the OpenStreetMap community”, scholarships to attend the April State of the Map US are being offered by OpenStreetMap. State of the Map US is the annual conference for users of OpenStreetMap data in the United States. This year, it will […]
This guest article by Nicolas Regnauld, Product Manager at 1Spatial takes a look at automated generalization and how this holy grail has come closer for national mapping and cartographic agencies. For generations, the process of creating lower-resolution and smaller scale products from a single high-resolution data source has been a very labor-intensive process. Automation means organizations can do away with interpretation methodologies and so-called “cartographers license”. Automation can provide continuous, up-to-date and resolution-specific digital landscape models (DLM) and style-specific, digital cartographic models (DCM).