City lights across the United States blaze 20 to 50 percent more brightly in December than they do the rest of the year, and some cities in the Middle East brighten by more than 50 percent during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, researchers said.
Visualizing complex survey data is something of an art. If the data has been collected and aggregated to geographic units (say, counties or states), a choropleth is one option. But if the data aren't so neatly arranged, making visual sense often requires some form of smoothing to represent it on a map. R, of course, has a number of features and packages to help you, not least the survey package and the various mapping tools. Swmap (short for "survey-weighted maps") is a collection of R scripts t
GeoEye and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) are collaborating to trace new satellite imagery of Salajar Island, Indonesia, an under-mapped area in OpenStreetMap. This is part of HOT’s larger work...
How do you turn Big Data into fast, useful, and interesting visualizations? Using R and technology called Nanocubes. The visualizations are stunning and amazingly reactive. Almost as interesting as the technologies behind them.
Geospatial imagery and services provider DigitalGlobe, which forecasts $635 million in revenue for 2013, expects to be a billion-dollar business in five years by increasing its share of its current $2 billion imagery market, establishing rights in the $10 billion market for geospatial information and tapping into the $30 billion market for information services.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri are pleased to announce the publication of the most detailed global ecological land units map in the world. This exciting new global data set provides a science platform for better understanding and accounting of the world’s resources. Scientists, land managers, conservationists, developers, and the public will use this map to improve regional, national, and global resource management, planning, and decision making.
Analysis of Big Data in a geographic context has empowered organizations and businesses faced with huge amount of data and diverse technologies. The integration of maps with multiple layers of information tells the full story behind the data.
The maps Google is currently highlighting in the Gallery range from land use zoning in San Jose and a U.S. Civil War Map from the National Geographic Society to National Parks maps and data about fast food chains in the ...
Boundless, formerly OpenGeo, has released version 4.0 of OpenGeo Suite. This release brings new features and improvements, including component upgrades to PostGIS 2.1, GeoServer 2.4, GeoWebCache 1.5 and support for OpenLayers 3 and QGIS.