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Voronoi diagrams can be created by many GIS packages today for understanding spatial patterns.
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.
Story maps are a powerful tool that visualize events and what has happened to those who are displaced.
A recent large-scale study in Denmark combined historical Landsat satellite data and a survey that recorded mental health benefits to respondents to analyze the relationship between green space and mental health.
New tools have been developed to facilitate the integration of deep learning tools within GIS applications.
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.
Machine learning techniques are being applied to crowdsourced data to map new urban and land use patterns not previously possible or difficult to determine.
In 2016, kepler.gl, 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.
If you know the starting coordinate system or projection of your shapefile, you can quickly export the data into another coordinate or projections system using QGIS.
In this article Charles Altendorf outlines a method he developed to convert GIS data located in a geodatabase created in ArcGIS into open source data that can be used in QGIS.
Looking for R spatial packages?
Recorded presentations from the 2019 QGIS International User Conference are now available online.
The city of Brindisi, Italy deployed a solution from Pitney Bowes® that provides 80 to 90 percent faster performance, while dramatically improving the user-friendliness of maps and significantly reducing staff time dedicated to mapping.
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.
User can download this free handbook which provides insight into how different Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) methodologies can be used for forest monitoring and biomass estimation.
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.
Researchers used synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) data to look at how the ice is moving and shifting on Antarctica.
2.3 million scenes from the ASTER archive were processed to create the latest version of the ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM).
Dr. Michael Flaxman, director of Geodesign Technologies and Geospatial Community Advocate for OmniSci, presents three example of how newly available geospatial data is being leveraged.
NASA has developed Landslide Reporter as a way to collect as much information as possible about landslides from citizen scientists from around the world.
Small scale satellites are changing how we can acquire our data as geospatial analysts.
Google Earth Engine has enabled thousands of scientists to have access to remote sensing data and to integrate them without having access to sophisticated software or technicians with given skills.
EthicalGeo has been launched by the American Geographical Society (AGS) to address the ethical concerns about geospatial data use.
The May 31, 2019 edition of Geo Announcements includes GIS industry news from Maptitude, Visual Crossing, and Mapillary.