Caitlin Dempsey

Caitlin Dempsey has been the editor of GIS Lounge ( since 2001. More about Caitlin Dempsey and GIS Lounge on the contact page. Caitlin Dempsey is also the editor of Geography Realm (

Easily Create Interactive Flow Maps

Ilya Boyandin has developed an easy-to-use online tool that takes location data stored in Google Sheets to visualize interactive flow…

July 1, 2020

Esri Launches GIS for Racial Justice Site

Esri has unveiled a new GIS hub to provide organizations with resources to help them improve racial equity.

June 30, 2020

NASA, ESA, and JAXA Launch the COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard

The COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard maps and tracks changes in air and water quality, climate change, economic activity, and agriculture…

June 25, 2020

Using Drones to More Accurately Count Sea Turtles

Researchers have found that using drones and underwater cameras is a quicker and more accurate way to count green turtles.

June 10, 2020

These Maps are Tracking the Rise and Fall of Coronavirus Cases across the United States

As states in the United States enter phased reopening, residents can track COVID-19 infection rates at the US state and…

June 8, 2020

Analysis of Satellite Imagery and Search Data Suggests the Coronavirus Outbreak May Have Started Earlier in 2019

A study that analyzed traffic around hospitals using satellite imagery and Baidu search queries suggests that the coronavirus outbreak may…

June 9, 2020

Massive List of GIS Tasks and Job Titles

Ever wonder how diverse the titles are of those that work with GIS?

June 8, 2020

What is Continuous Versus Discrete Data in GIS?

All datasets in GIS can be categorized as being either discrete or continuous.

June 7, 2020

What is Cadastral GIS Data?

Cadastral GIS data is data that contains information about land ownership. Parcel datasets are one form of cadastral GIS data.…

June 7, 2020

Defining the Role of GIS and Needed Skills

A recently published open access journal article presents three case studies to help analyze the level of GIS expertise needed…

May 11, 2020