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12 Sep
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Master Plan

With rapid urbanization and growth of the city, urban planning has received a major importance. This planning is done at various hierarchies to integrate a large region with a small area so that the development is done at a same pace. There are many legal documents made to promote development. Master plan is one such document which provides rules and guidelines for a planned development both at present and future.

14 Aug
ArcGISvsQGIS

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?

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
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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
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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.

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
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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.