The challenges of warfare, terrorism, disaster response, disease surveillance and combat, have led to the creation of a geospatially aware workforce equipped with GEOINT. Besides the NGA Government departments and humanitarian agencies all over the world are employing GEOINT professionals to combat threats to national security, safety and health.
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has set a precedent for public agencies across the country with the purchase of a Strava dataset in order to inform their research. In the fall of 2013, the ODOT bought a one-year license of a dataset that includes over 400,000 individual bicycle trips […]
Lowell Ballard, the Director of Geospatial Solutions for Timmons Group, takes a look at effectively engaging clients for GIS projects. In this article, he examines “waterfall” and “agile” in the context of client engagement. All projects need successful communication in order to develop properly and meet clients’ expectations. Keeping clients […]
This section of the free chapter preview of Mastering QGIS covers the graphical user interface components of both QGIS Desktop and QGIS Browser. Mastering QGIS is designed to bring users who want to go beyond the basics of QGIS to an advanced level of QGIS expertise. QGIS is composed of two programs: QGIS Desktop and QGIS […]
This section of the free chapter preview of Mastering QGIS covers downloading and installing QGIS. Mastering QGIS is designed to bring users who want to go beyond the basics of QGIS to an advanced level of QGIS expertise. QGIS can be installed on Windows, Mac OSX, Unix, Linux, and Android operating systems, […]
The U.S. government is helping to guarantee the future of GIS by investing billions of dollars in geospatial education. The hope is that this funding will go towards developing a workforce that is able to use geographic information in order to solve local, national, and global problems. Of source, the […]