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The choice of labeling and color can have a pronounced influence in shaping opinions when visualizing climate change on maps.
Olivia Harne discusses her work on a geospatial project centered on the battlefield architecture, specifically the monuments and statues at Gettysburg National Military Park.
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.
Deep learning has a potential to transform image classification and its use for the spatial sciences, including GIS.
Given the importance of knowing how blooms affect aquatic life, remote sensing techniques using a variety of available imagery have been developed.
Hankui Zhang, from South Dakota State University, has developed a new classification technique that used a large number of images from MODIS, which has 500-meter resolution, and Landsat (30-meter) resolution together.
The use of GIS for mapping territorial conflicts has played both a positive and negative role in conflict resolution.
As mobile and handheld devices increasingly use virtual reality and augmented reality applications, GIS has been incorporated to deploy spatial databases that apply holographic capabilities.
Free data viewers for a variety of GIS data formats. These viewers allow you to display geographic data as well as perform some basic GIS functions.
If you have a CSV formatted file containing addresses, you can take advantage of QGIS to map out those addresses. This article contains step by step instructions for geocoding addresses using QGIS.
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).
Listed on this page is a roundup of GIS courses, training, and workshops that are currently available.
This tutorial will show you how to take a map style you have created in Mapbox and load it into a QGIS session.
There are a few online options to learn GIS for free. Take advantage of resources that provide you access to free courses from some of the world’s best universities and institutions.
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.
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.
The GEOSS portal provides a confederated point of access for data, imagery, and analytical software packages.
The FarEarth Global Observer offers visitors the opportunity to view near-live streams of Landsat 8 imagery being acquired in near real-time.
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.
Upcoming GIS, remote sensing, and geography events, conferences, and webinars.
In addition to studying historic burial sites, GIS has also been shown to be effective in managing modern cemeteries, particularly as space becomes an increasing problem in densely populated regions.
Olivia Harne discusses the need for adequate documentation by project members when developing online GIS applications.
GIS can be used to detect and also assist in gerrymandering when developing new district maps.