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Maps and Cartography

Introduction to PostGIS

This three-part introduction to PostGIS from Kayla Patel provides an overview of this open source GIS software.

Lessons From a Viral Map

As public engagement becomes more and more important to society, it’s useful for scientists to know what makes maps and other geospatial content go viral.

Spatial Analysis

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

Download 2018 NAIP Imagery

Aerial imagery covering 20 states has been uploaded to the USDA’s direct download site for NAIP imagery.

Mapping Land Cover by Stacking Landsat Imagery

Landsat 8 is offered as free, open data, which has led to new innovation in methods to better utilize such data for time series and complex scenes that are sometimes obstructed by clouds or dust.

GIS Industry

GIS and Blockchain

For Earth observation and GIS technologies, researchers have only recently begun contemplating what might be useful in applying blockchain technologies.

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