July, 2017

Spatial Analysis

How Geospatial Technologies Are Being Used to Study Light Pollution

Light pollution is considered to be artificial or anthropogenic introduction of light in what would normally be a night setting. Light pollution has grown significantly throughout the twentieth century as cheap, constant light became more possible in urban areas. However, light pollution has the potential to negatively affect our health, […]

GIS Industry

Information Services and the User Experience in the Geographic Information Community

Members of the geographic information community can be considered heavy users of information services. Geographic information (GI) users are  “super-encounterers” (Erdelez , 1999); information is encountered regularly and is an “important element of their information acquisition” (p. 26).   Whether it is searching for geographic data, tutorials on how to use […]

GIS Industry

Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior Within the Geographic Information Community

As part of the Professional and Occupational information community category (Hansen 2014), members of the geographic information community can be found working in a variety of industries and subject areas.  Urban planners, emergency management professionals, conservationists, academics, epidemiologists, and crime analysts are just a sampling of professionals that use geospatial […]