A QGIS specific free GIS dataset is available for downloading from the Quantarctica site (QGIS + Antarctica). The GIS data contains geography, glaciology and geophysics data originally developed for in-house use at the the Norwegian Polar Institute. Quantarctica was first released for public consumption in July of 2013 and there are plans to [...]
“GIS mapping helps Park District chart future Aurora Beacon News GIS is the new wave in data collection worldwide across many industries and, for example, was a key tool in mapping out information for aid and relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy.”
“Nature.com Neuroscience: Map the other brain Nature.com Several researchers have raised doubts about the project, cautioning that mapping the brain is a much more complex endeavour than mapping the human genome, and its usefulness more uncertain.”
“Ari Daniel Shapiro, Eduardo Garcia Milagros, and Josh Kurz used Google Earth to tell the story of the Monarch Butterfly Migration. Transom asked this creative team to describe their process and the...”
GIS in a Technology-Driven Future: Why GIS is important in education. A presentation given to a GIS conference. How can universities and students prepare for the future? How can GIS play a key role in a student's career path?
Google Releases Earth 7 With New 3D Image DataTom's GuideGoogle released a major update for Earth. Now in version 7, the application comes with sightseeing tours as well as new 3D imagery that replaces Earth's legacy 3D image data.
VideoToday Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after Google acquired CIA-funded Keyhole [...]
“Mapping websites reveal just how stupid it is to geotag your tweets Wired.co.uk Two new websites, GeoSocial Footprint and Ready or Not, aim to solve this awareness problem by letting users see the location data they are broadcasting to the world...”
All maps are wrong. Get used to it! Maps are an abstraction of the real world and as such only approximate reality. Each layer of orthos or LiDAR data comprises dozens, if not millions, of measurements about location.
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