July, 2014


Spatial Analysis

Inaugural Issue of the International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research

The inaugural issue of the International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research (IJGER) has been published with the theme of ‘Geospatial Analysis of Urban Environment’.  The journal is sponsored by the Korea-America Association for Geospatial and Environmental Sciences (KAGES). IJGER is published using the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Digital Commons and all of its articles are freely […]

GIS Learning

Esri Launches GeoNet

Timing its announcement with the start of the annual Esri International User Conference, Esri has announced the launch of GeoNet, the Esri Community which the GIS software maker describes as a place “where you can share, chat, and collaborate on all things geo. It’s your chance to connect with other geospatial […]

GIS Data

USGS Report on the Uses and Benefits of Landsat Imagery in Water Resources

The USGS recently published a report looking at case studies of Landsat Imagery use in water resource management within public and private entities. The Landsat satellite imagery program has been collecting data since 1972 and is available for free to the public. Entitled, “Landsat and Water—Case Studies of the Uses […]

GIS Software

Explorer for ArcGIS released by Esri for Mac OS.

Esri Releases Explorer for ArcGIS for Mac OS

Baby steps.  GIS software giant Esri, which still lacks a full fledged desktop GIS software solution for native Mac OS users, has announced the release of Explorer for ArcGIS.  A step beyond the previous ArcExplorer, Explorer for ArcGIS is a free Mac OS app that offers the following functionality: Find, use, […]

Maps and Cartography

The top map is by the Ordnance Survey of the UK town of Basinstoke. The bottom map shows the AA version of the same locale. From a scanned newspaper article about the case.

Map Traps: Intentional Mapping Errors to Combat Plagiarism

When cartographers create maps, it is usually with the intention of being as accurate as possible. After all, when humans consult maps, they want to know where an exact location is and how they can get there. In the past, though, mapmakers have been known to slip in what are […]

Maps and Cartography

Explore Maps of the United States from 1884 to 2006

The U.S. Geological Survey and Esri are working together to make over 178,000 maps of the United States available to the public via an online map explorer.  The USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer lets users browse the extensive collection of scanned maps.  Since its official launch in September of 2011, the USGS has led an effort […]