June, 2015


GIS Data

Acquired on 27 June 2015 at 10:25 UTC (12:25 CEST), just four days after launch, this close-up of France’s southern coast from Nice airport (lower left) to Menton (upper right) is a subset from the first image from the Sentinel-2A satellite. This false colour image was processed including the instrument’s high-resolution infrared spectral channel.Acquired on 27 June 2015 at 10:25 UTC (12:25 CEST), just four days after launch, this close-up of France’s southern coast from Nice airport (lower left) to Menton (upper right) is a subset from the first image from the Sentinel-2A satellite. This false colour image was processed including the instrument’s high-resolution infrared spectral channel. Source: Copernicus data (2015)/ESA

First Satellite Images from Sentinel-2 Delivered

Four days after its launch, the first images from Sentinel-2 have been delivered.  Covering an area from central Europe and the Mediterranean, ending in Algeria, images from the satellite is part of the Copernicus environmental monitoring program.  Designed as a twin satellite system, Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2b (which will launch in 2016) will provide […]

GIS Software

Demographic map of Texas created using R. Source: Lamstein.Demographic map of Texas created using R. Source: Lamstein.

Free Email Course: Learn to Map Census Data in R

Users interesting in learning how the map Census data using R can participate in a free email course offered by Ari Lamstein.  R is an open source programming and software environment popularly used by statisticians and data miners (more: Making Maps with R). The tutorial series involves five email lessons […]

GIS Learning

Free QGIS Video Tutorial

Discover Spatial is offering a free five lesson QGIS video tutorial.  Aimed towards those interested in learning more about this open source GIS software, the tutorials cover the following areas: Why QGIS?, Identifying the main elements of the QGIS interface, Loading Shapefiles, Creating a map, Advanced styling techniques, Classifying vector data, Preparing a map for export & […]

GIS Learning

Free Earth Science and GIS Classroom Materials

Esri has launched a new initiative that offers free ArcGIS Online based classroom learning materials.  The first collection, called the Earth Science GeoInquiry Collection, provides fifteen web-mapping lessons for middle school students. “Earth Science GeoInquiries provide a substantial change in the way we, as educators, use mapping and geographic analysis with […]