July, 2015


GIS Industry

The Map Gallery features maps by users around the world. Esri's Dymaxion map projection hanging in the Sails pavillion this year.The Map Gallery features maps by users around the world. Esri's Dymaxion map projection hanging in the Sails pavillion this year.

Abstracts from a Day at the Esri User Conference

Kristina Jacob, a professional photographer and GIS professional, captured some moments from the 2015 Esri User Conference. The annual conference is held in San Diego each year and brings thousands of attendees interesting in learning more about Esri and GIS. (Please note, all photos are provided courtesy of Kristina Jacob […]

GIS Learning

A long term GIS career involves more than just learning about GIS.A long term GIS career involves more than just learning about GIS.

GIS Distance Learning – Certificate and Degree Programs

Don’t have a school near you offering GIS? If you don’t live near a college or university offering GIS coursework, distance learning can be a valuable way to learn GIS skills and software programs online. Find schools offering GIS distance learning coursework via internet-based classes in the field for certificate […]

Maps and Cartography

Join MapLift to Help Fix Maps on Wikipedia

The North American Cartographic Information Society and the FixWikiMaps Project are organizing the first ever MapLift from August 28th through September 4th this year.  MapLift is a program to identify and fix bad, outdated, or incomplete maps on Wikipedia.  Volunteers are being solicited to help with the program.  Those interested can signup via the MapLift signup […]

Maps and Cartography

A hexagon tile grid map, a square tile grid map, and a standard choropleth map. From Let’s Tesselate: Hexagons For Tile Grid MapsA hexagon tile grid map, a square tile grid map, and a standard choropleth map. From Let’s Tesselate: Hexagons For Tile Grid Maps

Tile Grid Maps

One issue with choropleth maps is that geographic areas that are small in area can oftentimes become indecipherable when viewed on a small scale map.  Take for example, a map of the United States.  The states located in the New England region are far smaller in size than states along the Western […]