Outlined below are peer-to-peer resources that GIS professionals can utilize to help guide them through their technical questions, and connect with other GIS professionals.
Twitter has release new maps to highlight just how prolific tweets are in London, San Francisco, and Istanbul. Building off of the Geography of Tweets project that mapped out billions of geotagged tweets since 2009 (when Twitter started to geolocate them), this new mapping project takes a topographic look at […]
The USGS has launched a competition to showcase The National Map data, products, services, and viewers in use. A geospatial ‘mashathon’ is similar to “map galleries”, just digital mashup galleries.Submissions can be live or in ‘beta’, working demo or screenshots, maps or applications, in your favorite tools or in The National […]
Following the unrest in the Middle East via Tweets has been made possible by developer Virender Ajmani. Tweets tagged with #bahrain, #egypt, #libya, and #iran are mapped out at intervals of 5 seconds on this Google Maps application (blog post from Ajmani here). ~via Got Geoint? Esri has published a […]
When and where are Americans happiest? If you go by Twitter, Americans seem to feel the lightest in the early and late hours of the day (based on EST). West coast residents and Floridians seem to stand out as the overall happiest. Between September 2006 and August 2009, over 300 […]
The USGS is now testing out Twitter to collect early response information about earthquakes: “the USGS is developing a system that gathers real-time, earthquake-related messages from the social networking site Twitter and applies place, time, and quantity data to provide geo-located earthquake detection within 60 seconds of an event’s origin […]