QGIS is an open source GIS software package that can be freely downloaded. Find step-by-step instructions on how to install QGIS on a Mac.
With the proliferation of KML files created for use in Google Maps, Google Earth, or Google Fusion Table, you may find yourself needing to bring the data from a KML file into ArcGIS. KML files are an XML-based geographic dataset and have an extension of .kml (.kmz are compressed KML […]
I have only taken one formal course in GIS; however, I consider myself a confident practitioner of the software and am constantly learning more despite not having access to a costly software licenses for ArcGIS or similar desktop software. In order to enhance my GIS skills while transitioning from a […]
Having sat on both sides of the table, I know that the interview process can sometimes be an uncomfortable and even painful process. To make matters more difficult, the GIS field requires a broad range of skills ranging from cartographic techniques to programming to relational database management. Acquiring enough depth in any of these areas can seem impossible especially when the field is still evolving at a horrendous pace. So what is it that’s really important when it comes to interviewing for a GIS position?
Calculating the eastern and western boundaries of a UTM is very straightforward. Developed by the U.S. Army, the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) is an international plane (rectangular) coordinate system. In the coordinate system, the world is divided into 60 zones of 6 degrees longitude. Each zone extends 3 degrees east […]