GIS Software

Using Location-Based Services to Build a Social Network

Using Location-Based Services to Build a Social Network

Avoiding the Google-Apple-Facebook Trap: How Enterprises Can Provide Their Own Mobile Solutions – a whitepaper by Dr. Alexander Koeppen and Michael Heinzel. Feature rich smartphones with state-of-the-art operating systems have become the dominating access device for the Internet worldwide. This development has opened up a multi billion dollar business – especially […]

GIS Learning

Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation GIS Applications with TatukGIS

Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation GIS Applications with TatukGIS

The Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation (KCSC) is a public organization within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Land Transport and Maritime Affairs which performs cadastral services for the Korean government. The main services performed by KCSC include cadastral surveying and mapping, data processing, land information system development and operation, property […]

GIS Learning

Every Tree Counts: Using PhillyTreeMap for Collaborative Urban Forestry

Every Tree Counts: Using PhillyTreeMap for Collaborative Urban Forestry

Philadelphia, like many American cities, has a wealth of urban trees.  Collectively known as the “urban forest,” these are the trees that line our city streets and river banks and adorn our urban parks and private lawns.  Healthy trees improve the look and feel of city neighborhoods by providing shade […]

GIS Data

Making Maps in the Dark

Making Maps in the Dark

Aerial surveying company Bluesky International is using next generation thermal survey equipment to capture highly accurate measurements of relative heat loss from building and other structures across the UK at night. The resulting thermal maps provide municipal authorities and other organisations with intelligence with which to address fuel poverty, reduce […]

GIS Learning

Sidewalk availability in proximity to schools.

Sidewalk Inventory Study: Improving Safety, Walkability, and Development Issues for the City of Rancho Cucamonga

A sidewalk inventory program implemented for the City of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is not only resolving safety concerns but will help with various infrastructure improvements and long-term development projects. Guest article submitted by VanderHawk Consulting, LLC. Rancho Cucamonga, with a population over 150,000, is located in western San Bernardino County, […]

GPS

Trimble GPS Handhelds Support Green Initiatives for the City of Shanghai

Trimble GPS Handhelds Support Green Initiatives for the City of Shanghai

City of Shanghai implements environmentally conscious initiatives using Trimble GPS technology to improve the quality of life for city residents.  Guest article by Trimble. Over the past several years, City of Shanghai leaders have been focusing their efforts on creating a greener and more sustainable city. Being awarded the World […]

GIS Learning

Mapping Citizen Engagement through GIS

Mapping Citizen Engagement through GIS

Guest article by Timothy W. Carl Nowadays mapping tools are commonplace, especially on the internet, and we can see anything and anywhere with just a couple of clicks.  But when it’s time to deal with local government for a variety of services and information, citizens wonder why their government agencies […]

GIS Learning

Pen Display Technology Adds Precision and Speed to USGS Volcanic Mapping

Pen Display Technology Adds Precision and Speed to USGS Volcanic Mapping

White paper from Wacom In an effort to map volcanoes and assess eruption risks, The United States Geological Survey (USGS) turned to Wacom interactive pen display technology to streamline GIS data updates and editing workflows. The Wacom pen display enables agency geologists to streamline, and in some cases eliminate, several steps in […]