Generalization is the method used in GIS to reduce detail in data. Learn about how to generalize GIS data using QGIS, ArcGIS, and other software tools.
A partnership between Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the World Bank, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, American Red Cross, USAID, and Development Seed, Open Cities was launched in November of 2012 in order to “create open data ecosystems that will facilitate innovative, data-driven urban planning and disaster risk […]
Pitney Bowes, the maker of MapInfo, has released an updated version of the GIS software that is aimed towards lowering the amount of time it takes for a user to be up and running with mapping and spatial analysis. Clarence Hempfield, the Director of Product Management at Pitney Bowes provided […]
The power of GIS is in its ability to be both simple and complex – showing difficult ideas and layers of data with a single software package makes it easily transferable to vulnerable populations and their governing forces. That power is changing the way vulnerable populations relate with their natural world and resources to keep ahead of imminent climate changes.
Worldwide overfishing is having a devastating effect on marine ecosystems. A 2014 report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization found that one-third of marine fish stocks worldwide have been overfished, and over 90% of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited or over-fished. Give the vast expanse of the ocean (96.5% […]
The U.S. Geological Survey’s Center for Integrated Data Analytics (CIDA) has created an open source visual description of California’s ongoing drought using free and publicly accessible GIS data sources. Noting that many state, federal, and tribal agencies make routine observations of the water cycle, the USGS developed this graphic to visualize […]