gis data

World Bank and Geospatial Data

The World Bank in August 2018 launched the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework, which is seen as a way for GIS…

September 25, 2019

Free Urban Planning GIS Book and Exercises

An open access book focusing on the use of GIS in sustainable urban planning and management includes six chapters containing…

January 16, 2020

Free GIS Data Viewers

Free data viewers for a variety of GIS data formats. These viewers allow you to display geographic data as well…

January 15, 2018

GIS File Formats

Listed here are some of the more common file formats along with associated file extension for GIS file types.

June 27, 2018

Digitizing Errors in GIS

Digitizing in GIS is the process of converting geographic data either from a hardcopy or a scanned image into vector…

June 26, 2018

Types of GIS Data Explored: Vector and Raster

This article discussions different types of GIS data in both vector and raster formats.

January 30, 2018

Bhuvan – the Indian Geoportal

The ISRO Bhuvan geoportal is a free resource for high resolution imagery and earth related GIS data of the Indian…

December 18, 2016

Christmas Maps and GIS

Explore some fun Christmas related maps and GIS technology.

December 21, 2018

New Online Map Allows the Detailed Scrutinizing of U.S. Households

Demographic trends in the U.S. have always been a tradition and a wealth of information. After all, the United States…

November 5, 2013

Assessing a School’s Economic Background Using GIS

I do pro bono GIS work from time to time, and a recent contribution was towards a local school that…

April 23, 2014