This category contains introductory text about GIS data such as types of error in GIS datasets, types of GIS data (raster and vector), and metadata. Find resources to finding GIS data and where to download data.
Rapid ocean floor mapping is considered one of humanity’s grand challenges. To highlight this challenge, Xprise recently announced the finalists for its grand challenges competition to rapidly map the ocean floors.
Satellite data is being used to create Damage Proxy Maps to assess changes in an area as the result of natural disasters like Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and the wildfires that have hit Northern and Southern California.