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.
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Esri recently announced the release of ArcGIS 10.3. Brian Peterson and Robby Deming from Esri provide some insights in what the latest release of ArcGIS brings. At version 10.3, ArcGIS continues to innovate and push the science of geography and GIS. This release includes a series of new apps […]
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 […]
Find options for collecting GIS data in the field using mobile and field devices. The mobile and field product descriptions listed here are provided by the companies that create them. Android GIS Products Mappt Mappt is a new market entrant into the field of tablet based data collection tools which […]
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 […]
Lowell Ballard, Director of Geospatial Technology for Timmons Group, discusses why preventing scope creep is important for creating GIS apps that are focused, easy to use, and easy to understand. The toughest part of building a great application is knowing what to exclude. I spend a lot of time presenting ideas […]