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21 Jul

Esri UC 2017 keynote

Jack Dangermond is an innovator par excellence, the Godfather of spatial analytics, the founder of Esri – the world’s biggest GIS software company. Jack Dangermond is the reason why the sprawling San Diego Convention Center has been buzzing like a beehive since Monday morning; the reason why more than 17,000 geo-geeks have travelled from over 130 countries to assemble at one place; the reason why city Mayor Kevin Falconer felt compelled to declare July 10 as the ‘Esri User Conference Day’.

19 Jul
giscience

Geographic Information Science

GIScience is Concerned with How to Build Better Geographic Information Systems. While Geographic Information Systems answers the “what” and “where”, Geographic Information Science is concerned with the “how”.

05 Jul
scale bar

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.

05 Jul
smart city

Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) For Smart Cities

Smart city is the city of tomorrow, which tries to identify a smarter option from legacy system for maximizing the end-user satisfaction and accelerating urban socio-cultural and economic development. Smart city is knowledge based city functioning on most latest and updated information on automated decision-making and rapid action for individuals.

25 Jun
GIS-software-heatmap

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.

13 May
Artificial Intelligence and GIS

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning…What’s the technology behind it? And what are their applications in the geospatial industry?

You hear these buzzwords almost every day but what is the actual meaning of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning… Are these terms related and overlapping? What’s the technology behind it? And what are their applications in the geospatial industry?

07 May
GIS_portal

A Top 10 List of Useful Geospatial Data Portals

These are 10 useful Geospatial Data portals, We have decided to list 10 of those that we have found most useful, rich with content, easy to use, and with metadata that is available and understandable. In considering such a list, we realize that “most useful” really depends on the application that one is using GIS for, but the following sites should be useful for users in many disciplines. Some allow for data to be streamed from web servers into your GIS software, and all allow data to be downloaded.

30 Apr
Land-viewer

This web tool will let you find and analyze any satellite imagery in under 10 seconds

The platform offers the fastest engine to search and process satellite and areal imagery I’ve ever seen. On the top, it features a massive set of filters and algorithms to analyze the data at any scale. Now, all these features are available for free to the general public. The company recently launched a new, impressive web-based tool where anyone can access, analyze and download satellite images for free.