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Spread the Word: GIS Day (November 16, 2011)

Spread the Word: GIS Day (November 16, 2011)

Started in 1999 as a part of Geography Awareness Week, GIS Day is a global event aimed at promoting GIS-based software and technology to businesses, schools, and the general public. Organizations using or interested in GIS are encouraged to host an educational event or presenting a project with the intent […]

GIS Learning

Geospatial Redux: ArcGIS 10 SP 1, Soft-Maps, Google Earth 6, Steve Coasts Moves to Bing, GIS Day 2010,

Geospatial Redux: ArcGIS 10 SP 1, Soft-Maps, Google Earth 6, Steve Coasts Moves to Bing, GIS Day 2010,

Love maps so much you want to snuggle with them?  Now you can get close to your favorite Brooklyn map by Emily Fischer.  The blankets are called Soft-Maps and feature hand-stitched maps of Brooklyn neighborhoods and parks: Soft-Maps. Come and get it!  The ArcGIS 10 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Service Pack 1 is […]

GIS Career and Jobs

Essential Skills for a GIS Analyst

Essential Skills for a GIS Analyst

What skills do you need to be a successful GIS Analyst?  Michalis Avraam put together the results of a discussion at the University of Washington that posed the question, “What are the essential skills to succeed as a GIS Analyst?”  Avraam breaks down the critical skills into categories: general GIS, […]

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GIS Day 2009 – Happy Geography Awareness Week

GIS Day 2009 – Happy Geography Awareness Week

Each year since 1987 thanks to a presidential proclamation, the third week of November has been celebrated as Geography Awareness Week.  The main sponsor of Geography Awareness Week has been the National Geographic Society which uses the week as a vehicle to promote geographic literacy in schools and communities.  This year, […]