October, 2014


GIS Software

OWGIS was used to display important data for immigrants that cross Mexico searching for better opportunities. This project was built at the Americas Datafest Hackathon.OWGIS was used to display important data for immigrants that cross Mexico searching for better opportunities. This project was built at the Americas Datafest Hackathon.

OWGIS – Open Source GIS Web Application

Standing for Open WebGIS, the developers of OWGIS describe it as an “OpenSource Java Servlets web application that creates WebGIS sites by automatically writing HTML and JavaScript code.” OWGIS uses XML files to configure which GIS data is displayed via the web GIS application. An article published in  Environmental Modeling and Software […]

GIS Data

This global land-cover map was created using data from the Envisat mission for the 2010 epoch (2008–12). This is the most recent data product from the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) Land Cover team led by the Université catholique de Louvain, showing 22 different types of global land cover classes, plus 14 regional land cover classes. Source: ESA/CCI Land Cover/Université catholique de Louvain.This global land-cover map was created using data from the Envisat mission for the 2010 epoch (2008–12). This is the most recent data product from the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) Land Cover team led by the Université catholique de Louvain, showing 22 different types of global land cover classes, plus 14 regional land cover classes. Source: ESA/CCI Land Cover/Université catholique de Louvain.

Land Cover GIS Data from the European Space Agency

The European Space Agency has released land cover maps covering the 2000, 2005, and 2010 epochs.  Developed by ESA’s Climate Change Initiative (CCI) Land Cover team, the 300 meter resolution land cover datasets were developed from data gathered by the now defunct Envisat satellite and were developed to serve the climate modeling community. The […]

Maps and Cartography

Swing base and copy board form Photo-mechanical processes : a practical guide to photo-zincography, photo-lithography, and collotype (1897)Swing base and copy board form Photo-mechanical processes : a practical guide to photo-zincography, photo-lithography, and collotype (1897)

Photozincography: Advances in Cartography

Photozincography, or heliozincography, was a revolutionary way of copying photographic negatives onto zinc to be used for map making, outlines, engravings, and the reproduction of images.

GIS Career and Jobs

How Does a Degree in GIS Affect How You Feel About Your Career?

Salary site payscale.com released the results of its 2014 college survey that looks at which college majors pay the best and are the most meaningful.  The survey was developed from 1.4 million respondents to its PayScale Salary Survey which collects data about  jobs, compensation, employer, demographics and educational background. So what did those who majored […]