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14 Aug
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The Most Epic GIS Software Battle in GIS History – Differences Between ArcGIS and QGIS

You probably grew up using ArcGIS… or QGIS…and every day, you sit down at your computer desk…and you do the same thing: You open up the same ArcGIS software…or QGIS software (albeit a newer version) because that’s what you know best.But have you ever asked yourself,Can I get MORE from using different GIS mapping software?

05 Jul
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Map Scale: Scale Bar, Inset Map and Ratio Text

There are several ways to help readers understand distance and map scale. Maps are generally never the same scale as the real world. This is why cartographers use scale bars that compares a map distance to an actual distance.

Not only do scale bars, ratio and stated scales can also show size and distance in a way that people understand, but inset maps help understand map scale.

25 Jun
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The GIS Software Landscape

The GIS software options out there seem endless. ArcGIS, QGIS, GRASS GIS, SuperGIS, SAGA GIS, JUMP GIS… The range of GIS products to choose from can get a bit “ridiculous” at times. Don’t worry. You map out solutions to real-life problems every day. You just need someone to map out the GIS software landscape for you.

The Power of Geo-Apps

With billions of users worldwide, Apps are a technology trend that has captured the world’s attention. Online maps provide the information that powers the use of GIS. And every map has an interface—a user experience for putting that map to use. These experiences are Apps, and they bring GIS to life for users.

25 Mar
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These Five Maps Will Change the Way You Think About Real Estate

We’ve all heard the mantra: location, location, location. But the most successful real estate companies understand that real value comes from not only location but also insight and timing. You already know where your properties are located and what’s happening around them, but are you making the most of that knowledge? From commercial to residential and beyond, these five maps — and the technology used to create them — will change the way you think about real estate.