December, 2014


GIS Data

The IBM Ebola tracker.The IBM Ebola tracker.

Empowering GIS with Big Data

Analysis of Big Data in a geographic context has empowered organizations and businesses faced with huge amount of data and diverse technologies. The integration of maps with multiple layers of information tells the full story behind the data. Trends and patterns are revealed. Queries are answered and new questions are also addressed. At the same time, predictive modeling on massive datasets help drive accurate decision-making, profitability and effective resource management.

Spatial Analysis

Nasa image showing the Eastern Seaboard at night. One can see New York City, Philadelphia, the Washington Metropolitan Area all in the foreground, while Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Niagara and Toronto can be seen in the background.Nasa image showing the Eastern Seaboard at night. One can see New York City, Philadelphia, the Washington Metropolitan Area all in the foreground, while Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Niagara and Toronto can be seen in the background. Image: NASA

A Case Study in Environmental GIS: Light Pollution Mapping

Marcus Hinds, a geospatial consultant, shares the results of his work with using remote sensing and methodologies from environmental GIS to better understand and provide solutions to mediate light pollution in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada.  Nathan Heazlewood in one of his recent blurbs urged us Geomatics practitioners to be […]

GIS Software

GISconnector for Excel – Synchronize Data, Selections, and Filters between ArcGIS and Excel

A new tool is available called GISconnector for Excel which enables bidirectional data transfer between ArcGIS and Excel.  The tool, GISconnector, also enables transfer selections and filters (definition queries) between Excel and ArcGIS.  GISconnector was recently nominated as one of the most innovative GIS-Software in Germany for 2014.  One of the developers, Matthias Abele, a biologist from […]