Rapid Ocean Floor Mapping

Rapid ocean floor mapping is considered one of humanity’s grand challenges. To highlight this challenge,…

Mark Altaweel

GIS and Map Contests Roundup

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

Caitlin Dempsey

Visualizing Temporal Data with GIS

While mapping spatiotemporal data has remained a challenge, increasingly we are seeing tools that are…

Mark Altaweel

Adding “Early Voting Wait Time” Information to a Layer in ArcGIS.com

Tracy Garrison outlines an example of how a “County” might provide current early voting wait times…

GIS Contributor

Mapping How Birds Are Affected by Human Activity

GIS and spatial analysis have demonstrated the complexity of how anthropogenic disturbances  could affect birds…

Mark Altaweel

The Role of GIS in Predicting Road Conditions

Recent developments in GIS and analytical applications have demonstrated that predicting road conditions, and thus…

Mark Altaweel

The Argument for Greater Cloud-based GIS in the Classroom

This essay from Olivia Harne discusses how more cloud-based GIS activities in the classroom are…

Olivia Harne

Researchers Analyzed over 22 Billion Shipping Positions to Map the Global Footprint of Industrial Fishing

To map out global fishing activity, over 22 billion AIS messages between 2012 and 2016…

Caitlin Dempsey

QGIS 3.0 Released

Version 3.0 of QGIS, the popular free and open source GIS software, was released today.

Caitlin Dempsey

High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites

High altitude pseudo-satellites (HAPS) are systems or platforms that usually float or operate for long…

Mark Altaweel