There are currently 2,185 sites worldwide that the Ramsar Convention considers to be wetlands of international importance representing over 208,597,750 hectares. GIS Data for Ramsar sites is available from Wetlands International.
The latest release of QGIS 2.4, called Chugiak, is now available for downloading. QGIS is a freely available GIS software program (Anita Graser has written an introduction to QGIS that provides an overview of what the suite of QGIS programs offers). One of the major improvements in this latest release is […]
Joseph Kerski, the Education Manager at Esri, has create a series of three videos that looks at the skills needed for a successful career using GIS. Kerski pulls from his experiences at Esri as well as an instructor teaching geography and GIS at various educational institutes. The video series starts […]
From Safe Software: Videos and slides from 82 sessions at the FME International User Conference 2014 arenow available. Don’t miss 34 hours of video including: Keynotes from Esri, Autodesk, Boundless, Hexagon, and Google Tons of amazing FME use cases, presented by innovative FME users Sessions from Safe including a look at FME 2015 […]
Esri has released the fifth edition of GIS Tutorial for Health. The latest edition has been updated to be compatible with ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. The tutorial helps health professionals and students learn how to analyze data and solve problems using geographic information system (GIS) technology. GIS Tutorial for Health also has extended introductions […]
Esri has entered the GIS MOOC arena. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course and are online instructor led courses offered for free. The first GIS MOOC offered by Esri is called Going Places with Spatial Analysis. The course description from Esri: This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for […]
Roughly every four years, URISA conducts a salary survey to look at what GIS professionals are earning. URISA is seeking participation from the greater GIS industry for its 2014 salary survey. The questionnaire is now online and will be active until July 31. The results of the survey will be released […]
The U.S. Economic Development Administration and Harvard Business School have launched the U.S. Cluster Mapping and Registry project. The press release announced that the site is intended to “strengthen U.S. competitiveness by understanding the economic performance of clusters and regions across the United States.” Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected industries and supportive organizations […]