April, 2015


GIS Learning

Components of GeointelligenceComponents of Geointelligence

Geointelligence – Empowering Geospatial with Intelligence

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.

GIS Industry

Waterfall versus project management. Figure from LTER.Waterfall versus project management. Figure from LTER.

Defining Waterfall and Agile GIS Project Management Styles

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 […]

GIS Learning, GIS Software

QGIS Desktop interfaces.QGIS Desktop interfaces.

Tour of QGIS: Mastering QGIS

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 […]

GIS Learning, GIS Software

QGIS Download and Installation: Mastering 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, […]

GIS Software

Relationship between rates in obesity, diabetes, and percentage of people on restricted sugar diet (US).Relationship between rates in obesity, diabetes, and percentage of people on restricted sugar diet (US).

Learn about GIS in the Cloud

GIS technology and processing in the cloud is on the way to becoming the next big trend. The various functionalities of the cloud can be suitably tailored to fit into an organization’s geospatial workflow.

GIS Career and Jobs

iGETT participants learning GIS in the lab. Source: NASA.iGETT participants learning GIS in the lab. Source: NASA.

Ensuring the Future of GIS with Geospatial Education

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 […]