Project Tango is an initiative from Google that could revolutionize how the world is mapped and navigated.
Update: The Women in GIS crowdsourced map effort is still gathering steam. Thousands of women in GIS have added their locational information to the map. The goal is to reach at least 10,000 women currently working in GIS. Esri has also joined in to help promote the Making History…GIS and […]
A QGIS specific free GIS dataset is available for downloading from the Quantarctica site (QGIS + Antarctica). The GIS data contains geography, glaciology and geophysics data originally developed for in-house use at the the Norwegian Polar Institute. Quantarctica was first released for public consumption in July of 2013 and there are plans to […]
This article explores the intersection of GIS and the video game industry. Both are markets consistently making large leaps in technology; this article goes over the existing partnership and benefits these industries have given each other as well as theorizing about the potential future implications of a deeper relationship between the two
The recent conflict in Crimea has brought to the forefront the process by which mapmakers respond to border changes. The outcome of an upcoming referendum could switch Crimea from Ukrainian to Russian control. Julie Johnson from Bloomberg News has a short article about when and how cartographers update maps when […]
Geographic Information Systems are used for a variety of purposes but have seen great use in the field of agriculture. From America to the developing world GIS is tracking and mapping weather, precipitation, soil nutrients, productivity, and more to insure the safety and health of crops, potential advances in agricultural technology, and protecting the livelihood of farmers around the globe.
Summer is a great time for students to focus their efforts on learning more about GIS and developing hands on experience. Start lining up your GIS summer experience. Listed here are summer GIS opportunities. GIS Data Collection Volunteers | Cusco, Peru A small NGO located in Calca, Peru called the […]
If there is a service you rely upon from the National Atlas of the United States, you may only have until September to take advantage of it. Starting on September 30, 2014, select services from the National Atlas will be merged into the National Map. The USGS recently released information about […]
Most imagery for use in GIS projects consist of satellite images or aerial photographs but it can also include, thermal images, digital elevation models (DEMs), scanned maps and land classification maps. This article examines imagery and how to effectively gather, store, process and interpret it for a variety of different GIS projects.