You’ve always loved geography,and you’ve always loved computers. This is why you’ve pursued a GIS career path, but if you’re having troubles getting your foot in the door for a GIS job, we have a list of 10 GIS career tips that anyone can learn to do.
As a modern-day city dweller, you may not feel it, but if you were trying to use Google Maps on a vacation in rural Thailand, you would realize the worldwide road network is so vast, even Google is yet to map the majority of it!
This is what made a group of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) look for ways to lessen the workload of app developers like Google Maps. Enter RoadTracer, an artificial intelligence powered program that can extract road networks from aerial imagery – with 45% more success rate than existing methods.
If you want the sharpest satellite imagery in the world, then you should harness the power of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery.
To give you a ballpark figure: Each pixel in a Worldview-3 image is about the size of home plate on a baseball diamond. That’s about 31 cm. So instead of being far-sighted, you can see a better and clearer world with some of DigitalGlobe’s products.
QGIS 3 has landed. When QGIS releases a new version, it’s kinda a big deal. Because the unsung heroes of open source GIS software are back in action! It’s their third big release. QGIS 3! I know some of you may be hesitating to make the switch to QGIS 3. But when you hit a fork in the road, what do you do? You look the devil in the eye and take this ride.
You need geospatial data to do anything with GIS. Data is the fuel for all GIS-based projects. Not long ago, obtaining data for a GIS-based project was an arduous task. Challenges included the lack of data, monetary, licensing, and other restrictions on data, difficulty in obtaining and sharing large data sets given the state of computer technology, and other societal and technical challenges.
While term ‘geospatial’ is becoming more and more trendy, many do still not know what hides behind the term. List of reasons for learning some geomatics as soon as possible could probably make a whole dedicated post. This time though, we won’t be convincing you that geospatial technology is amazing, but will give a list of opportunities for learning.
Below, you will find online courses from various platforms, that will help you to get more familiar with geographic information technologies as a tool for creating maps, mapping change, spatial analysis, remote sensing or creating cool info-graphics.
What are the capabilities of the asset management system we are considering? Should we use asset management software or a custom database solution? How do we decide what to do?
The relationship between Asset Management Systems and GIS is growing stronger and more important, but often GIS professionals don’t have experience working with Asset Management Systems, and that can cause issues. To help, we are offering this short series of articles intended as a guide for GIS professionals.
There is a real need to create new, insightful information products that can be used to proactively investigate flood-prone areas across a whole range of scales – from sites to river basins to a national level. Elevation is the single most important variable in determining flood hazard levels, and we focus on this by developing three flood analysis tools. Each can be implemented at scale and is a significant undertaking. We hope these tools can provide more geographic context and shed light on some key hydrodynamic processes about flooding.
The multi-billion dollar a year activities linking aerial imagery with geospatial technologies expands more rapidly than you can blink an eye. Government and commercial contracts dominate the growth, especially for military, security, agriculture, and forestry applications.