Mark Altaweel discusses the growth and direction of open source GIS tools and software in this opinion piece.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]