GIS Learning

Spread the Word: GIS Day (November 16, 2011)

Spread the Word: GIS Day (November 16, 2011)

Started in 1999 as a part of Geography Awareness Week, GIS Day is a global event aimed at promoting GIS-based software and technology to businesses, schools, and the general public. Organizations using or interested in GIS are encouraged to host an educational event or presenting a project with the intent […]

GIS Software

Data for the People, by the People: Designing Smartphone-based GISystems for Environmental Resource Assessment

Data for the People, by the People: Designing Smartphone-based GISystems for Environmental Resource Assessment

According to the most recent Nielsen data, smartphones comprise approximately 40% of mobile phones used by US citizens. As mobile device technologies (e.g., smartphones and tablets) are increasingly becoming an indispensable part of our lives, more and more companies are taking advantage of the GPS capabilities of these devices to […]

GIS Software

How to Go from GIS Novice to Pro without Spending a Dime

How to Go from GIS Novice to Pro without Spending a Dime

I have only taken one formal course in GIS; however, I consider myself a confident practitioner of the software and am constantly learning more despite not having access to a costly software licenses for ArcGIS or similar desktop software. In order to enhance my GIS skills while transitioning from a […]