March, 2015


GIS Software

Sheehan: "any web application which is used in the field on laptop or mobile device should be simple and offline enabled."Sheehan: "any web application which is used in the field on laptop or mobile device should be simple and offline enabled."

Solving Field GIS Wireless Connectivity Issues with Web Apps

Wireless connectivity issues can be costly in terms of time, expense and customer satisfaction. Slow response times, and dropped connections can be impossibly frustrating. A primary challenge for field staff are weak cell signals. That can be due to distance from the cell sites, working indoors or blocked cellular signals […]

GIS Data

Landsat 8 Satellite Imagery Available for Free Via Amazon Web Services

Amazon recently announced the availability of  85,000 Landsat 8 scenes through Amazon Web Services (AWS): Landsat on AWS. The Landsat scenes have been made available via the landsat-pds bucket in the Amazon S3 US West (Oregon) region. The announcement came via a blog post on Amazon: As we said in December, we hope to accelerate […]

Spatial Analysis

Using Satellite Imagery to Track the Ocean’s Acidity

The Earth’s oceans play a vital role in the health of the planet. Ocean dynamics impact weather patterns, it provides food and recreational opportunities, and industry related to the ocean generates significant revenue. The ocean also serves a critical function in regards to easing global warming, and scientists are now […]

GIS Data

IIASA-IFPRI Global Cropland Map (View of northern and central Africa). Credit: IIASA Geo-Wiki Project, GoogleIIASA-IFPRI Global Cropland Map (View of northern and central Africa). Credit: IIASA Geo-Wiki Project, Google

Maps Serve to Monitor Global Agriculture

As the world’s population grows, the amount of land available for farming is becoming a major concern. Increasing competition for land is springing up among growers, developers, and many others. This makes it critical to determine how much total land is available for farming across the globe but that completing […]

Spatial Analysis

Where are the residents of Turkey the happiest?Where are the residents of Turkey the happiest?

Using a Heat Map to Show the Level of Happiness by Province in Turkey

Dogus Guler is a graduate student in Geomatics Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. His main interest area is Geographical Information Systems and he shares the analysis of happiness rates across Turkey.   This heat map was produced with happiness research data at the provincial level conducted for the first time in Turkey […]

GIS Software

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Cartoview Enterprise GeoSpatial Application Platform

Adam Joseph, the Marketing Manager at Cartologic, provides an introduction to Cartoview. Cartoview is an open source GeoSpatial web framework for managing and deploying geospatial and business Applications; the architecture of Cartoview makes it easy to efficiently develop and maintain and deploy GIS enterprise applications. Using Cartoview you can author your map […]