An open access book focusing on the use of GIS in sustainable urban planning and management has includes six chapters containing exercises and GIS data.
Demographic trends in the U.S. have always been a tradition and a wealth of information. After all, the United States government conducts an official census of every household and every person living within its borders every ten years. That census is not only mandated by the U.S. Constitution but the […]
I do pro bono GIS work from time to time, and a recent contribution was towards a local school that was undergoing a capital campaign to build science and computer labs to enhance the quality of education at that elementary school. A non-profit, this school needed to raise funds that […]
After a lengthy battle in the court system, California’s Supreme Court has finally ruled in favor of allowing public access to the government’s GIS data in Orange County. Back in 2007, the Sierra Club sued the county for the right to use its GIS data for environmental mapping projects. Orange County resisted, however, claiming that the digital maps did not fall under the Public Records Act.