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DNA Science and GIS

In recent years, spatial analysis has supplemented our understanding of genetic variation and DNA studies.

Mapping the World’s Islands

A new United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri project has now mapped 340,691 islands of the Earth’s islands and created a GIS dataset that is publicly available.

Geospatial News | October 3, 2019

This week’s geospatial news summary features GIS industry news from Epson, USGIF, NSGIC, Esri, Quantum Spatial, 1spatial, and thinkWhere. 

Spatial Analysis

Mapping the Subsea Forests of the Mediterranean

Inge van den Meiracker writes about her research internship in Greece where she modeled and mapped the seagrass distribution in the Southeast Aegean Sea using sonar data, remote sensing techniques, and GIS.

Finding Pleasant Routes Using GIS

GIS is being to used to plan pedestrian routes not based on the fastest way but centered on finding the quietest, shadiest, or most pleasant paths.

GIS Software

Portable GIS Version 6.0 Now Available

Portable GIS is available as a Windows-based executable (.exe) or .zip file which can then be installed to a local drive or onto a removable drive such as a USB stick.

GIS Learning

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

The Critical Role of GIS in NG9-1-1

Drew Fioranelli, GISP, Public Safety GIS Market Maker, and Annie Cahill, Public Safety GIS Technical Manager with DATAMARK, discuss the history of 9-1-1 infrastructure as well as the foundational role of GIS and GIS professionals in the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) .

PennVet Uses GIS to Identify Disease Hot Spots

Dr. Meghann Pierdon with the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine has developed a secure website that using GIS to map out the incident of diseases among pigs or birds.







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