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Looking for a holiday gift idea for the geographers in your life and want to support the GIS community? Listed here are some great gift ideas produced by geographers.
Knowing how to preserve books, film and other information is common practice for libraries and museums. Maps, especially, can showcase that data for those who want to look back on the history of an area.
Olivia Harne writes about how to incorporate GIS content into public spaces using QR codes.
You Can Help the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team With Its Research on Crowdsourced Damage Assessment
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team recently launched three formal research experiments on crowdsourced damage assessment and is seeking volunteers interested in participating.
GIS has become an important tool in assessing the risk of hurricanes and estimating the impact of damage that they may cause.
GIS can be used for cost distance mapping by factoring a variety of variables, ranging from economic, social, cultural, environmental, or other barriers to analyze the ‘cost’ in travel or movement.
Density mapping is simply a way to show where points or lines may be concentrated in a given area. Common GIS tools such as ArcGIS and QGIS have point density analyses that provide a quantitative value and visual display capability that shows concentration of points.
NASA has created a time series visualization of Greenland’s Helheim Glacier using 20 years of data from radar, lasers, and high-resolution cameras.
PostGIS is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant software used as an extender for PostgreSQL, which is a form of object-relational database. While PostGIS is free and open source, it is used in both commercial (e.g., ArcGIS) and open source software (e.g., QGIS).
Chris Brown, the CEO of Mango, discusses the benefits of Mango’s GIS for Local government web mapping application.
Mark Altaweel discusses the growth and direction of open source GIS tools and software in this opinion piece.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf introduces OpenRouteService’s experimental routing option ‘Quiet Routing’ which guides pedestrian travel around noisy urban areas.
Listed on this page is a roundup of GIS courses, training, and workshops that are currently available.
Learn how to save a selection from a GIS dataset to a new GIS file using QGIS with this quick video tutorial.
Andy Berry, Vice President EMEA at Pitney Bowes Software, discusses the important role of geospatial data as applied by the New South Wales police in Australia, in Search and Rescue.
Olivia Harne discusses how regardless of progressive or conservative beliefs, everyone should be able to access data that’s important to their livelihoods and safety.
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is considering moving its National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) from a free aerial imagery service to a licensing model starting the 2019 fiscal year.
With the relatively cheap price and increasing effectiveness of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), often called drones, we are seeing much more accurate estimates and understanding of ecological change.
Sentinel-5p will be one of the first satellites that provides high resolution pollution monitoring and will provide a large data capture that enables daily and even hourly monitoring.
Landsat data is available for download from EarthExplorer for the conterminous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii referenced using the WGS84 datum and provided as GeoTIFF data
Upcoming GIS, remote sensing, and geography events, conferences, and webinars.
Current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline.
Anthony Calamito, Chief Geospatial Officer of Boundless, explains why Boundless stands behind the new Geospatial Data Act.
With advances in nanotechnology, very small-scale satellites, known as femtosatellites, which weigh less than 100 grams (i.e., less than 0.22 lbs) have been developed over the last fifteen years.