It is fairly easy to create a hexbin map using QGIS. This tutorial uses a geocoded database from the GISP Registry to show how to create a bin map in GIS.
Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine takes a look at how cartography and GIS have been used to map and combat devastating diseases such as cholera, yellow fever, and Ebola.
Focused on providing satellite imagery for large-scaled natural disasters, the Open Data program will provide open and accurate high-resolution satellite imagery and crowdsourced GIS layers.
NASA has partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute to provide satellite imagery and the analysis needed to understand where habitat loss is the most extreme to protect chimpanzees in the wild.
Entitled “A GIS Story: The power behind the map in the 21st Century” this site takes viewers through a cursory overview of the origin of geographic knowledge before providing an overview of GIS.
As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to start turning your attention to the upcoming New Year and reflect on what steps to you can take to improve your GIS skills and participate more in the geospatial community.