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Maps and Cartography

Mapping the Human Footprint

The world settlement footprint, created in a online application called Urban Thematic Exploration Platform (TEP) sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA), is the first map that combines optical and radar satellites to create a human urban footprint map of the world.

Spatial Analysis

Determining Uncertainty in GIS Data

Multi-Criteria Evaluation (MCE) has widely been coupled with GIS to solve the spatial decision-making problems where there are several measures to be compared and screened for decision alternatives.’s point, arc, and heatmap layers (top) and grid, hexbin, and polygon layers (below) provide rich geospatial data analysis. Source: Uber

Uber’s Open Source Mapping Tool

In 2016,, Uber’s mapping tool used to track and map journeys on its popular ride hailing application, was released as an open source project by the company.

GIS Software

GIS Learning

Free Ways to Learn QGIS

If you want to start learning how to use QGIS, a free and open source GIS software package, there are some excellent free resources out there. 

What is GIS?

GIS is a technological field that incorporates geographical features with tabular data in order to map, analyze, and assess real-world problems. The key word to this technology is Geography – this means that some portion of the data is spatial.

GIS Data

GIS Industry

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