Using GIS to Improve Hurricane Evacuation and Preparedness

September 16, 2020

As hurricane season gets underway in the Atlantic, GIS is being use to better prepare communities and property from the…

Using GIS to Monitor the West Coast Wildfires

With fires raging in California, Oregon, and Washington, scientists, activists, geospatial companies, and others are using GIS and spatial data…

September 13, 2020

Earthquake Detection Using Smartphones

Using aggregated accelerometer data across many smartphones, many of us can now better access a large-scale earthquake warning system.

September 8, 2020

A Look at Where the GISPs Are

A recently published study took at look at the geographic, gender, and career characteristics of those that are certified Geographic…

September 2, 2020

Online COVID-19 Maps and the ‘Infodemic’

Researchers have been evaluating the effectiveness and accuracy of online CoVID-19 maps.

September 1, 2020

Using Open Source Geospatial Tools to Find Missing Building Footprints

Researchers have developed a methodology that uses remote sensing measurements to predict completeness in coverage of building footprints in OpenStreetMap…

August 28, 2020

Mapping Tropical Forest Quality from Satellite Data

Researchers have created high resolution maps of tropical forest quality using remotely sensed data from NASA satellites.

August 26, 2020

The Spatial Internet of Things

The development of small sensors is providing a variety of real-time geospatial data.

August 26, 2020

Find Maps and GIS Data from Esri’s Hurricane Hub

Esri has set up a Disaster Response Program Hurricane Hub site to consolidate federal sources of GIS data and maps.

August 26, 2020

Find Open Sources of Elevation Data With OpenTopography

OpenTopography is a portal that provides access to open sources of topographical datasets and processing tools.

August 25, 2020

Self-Guided QGIS Courses

These six QGIS courses are available for free self-guided learning.

August 21, 2020

GIS and Map Contests Roundup

Current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline.

September 4, 2020