geospatial


GIS Career and Jobs

Building a GIS Career

The use of geospatial technologies is increasingly being used in a variety of fields.  GIS is being used in many different industries and the skills required to be a successful GIS professional have evolved over the years.  Below are recommendations on building a strong background in preparation for a career in GIS based on what the majority of employers are looking for.  However, keep in mind you will find a wide variety of work and educational backgrounds among those working in GIS jobs.  

GIS Learning

Explorer for ArcGIS released by Esri for Mac OS.

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. In other words, data that is in some way referenced to locations on the earth

GIS Learning

How GIS Supports the Fight Against Terrorism

Every incident of terrorism provides a learning curve for the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies in the fight against terrorism. Little empirical work on the spatial and temporal aspects of terrorism exists. So, theoretical models are applied in combination with historical records of terrorists or terror organizations. There is plenty of potential for research, especially in the mashup of technologies that use Big Data and social media activity like tweets to pinpoint location of terrorists; LiDAR and LADAR for 3D mapping and combat operations, geo statistical software for modeling and predictions.

GIS Learning

Watch the Where 2012 Keynote Sessions Live

Watch the Where 2012 Keynote Sessions Live

The Where 2012 conference started this morning in San Francisco. Even if you weren’t able to make this annual geospatial event, you can still watch the Where 2012 keynotes live on Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4 right here on this page (see below).  The keynotes sessions kick off  Tuesday […]

GIS Data

Geosk: GIS Data as a Service (Daas)

Geosk: GIS Data as a Service (Daas)

Whats is Geosk and what does it mean for GIS data delivery? Scott Robinson, Director, Global Data Products at Pitney Bowes Business Insight, explains what Geosk means for GIS Data as a Service (DaaS) and how cloud computing can be used to delivery GIS data online.

GIS Learning

Gifts for Geographers and GISers

Gifts for Geographers and GISers

If you’re trying to figure out the ideal gift for the GISer or geographer on your list, check out these great ideas for your Christmas and holiday gift shopping. This list will be updated as new deals and unique geography themed gifts are discovered for the 2011 season. Publisher Black […]

GIS Software

Open Source Imagery Processing

Open Source Imagery Processing

Resources for finding open source software for aerial and satellite imagery processing. FILTERS Open source image processing library. GIMP GIMP is open source software for manipulating and retouching imagery. Opticks Open source satellite imagery processing software.  Opticks supports imagery, motion imagery, SAR, multi-spectral, hyper-spectral, and other types of remote sensing […]