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 GIS 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.
GIS networks consist of interconnected lines (known as edges) and intersections (known as junctions) that represent routes upon which people, goods, etc. can travel.
The object traversing the network follows the edges, and junctions appear when at least two edges intersect.
Junctions and edges can have certain attributes affixed to them that increase the cost of traveling in the network, known as impedance. For example, a road network can have speed limits attached to the edges, and a junction can prevent left turns.
Mapping has revolutionized how we think about location. Maps are important decision-making tools. They help us get to places. And they are becoming more immersed in our everyday lives.
In the GIS world, a 3 Dimensional object has an X, Y and Z coordinates. Z coordinate is used to draw height. 3 Dimensional map gives a better understanding of the object, in GIS 3 Dimensional map might be TIN image, Digital Elevation Model or any GIS layer with elevation values. To plot these GIS layer with Z value or TIN image or DEM data you need a special kind of GIS software. So here are few 3 Dimensional free GIS software that will help you create and visualize your 3 Dimensional data.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a buzzword that symbolizes the next stage of innovative technological transformations and how the industry in the future would be driven. Using intelligent algorithms, data classification and smart predictive analysis, AI has its utility in a large number of sectors.
A more specific subset of AI that combines the exactitude of GIS with the razor-sharp analysis and solution-based approach of AI is termed Geospatial AI, or simply Geo.AI.
The main consequence of electricity theft is widespread power outages. Also, electric utility companies across Nigeria struggle with illegal connections to the power grid that generate huge losses and are a hazard for locals. GIS Cloud a software development company from Croatia is joining the fight to help mitigate this problem.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company utilized their GIS solution to map the entire distribution network and enumerate customers, an important step in tackling the rampant electricity theft in Nigeria.
Yes, when it comes to flood detection, CYGNSS is proving to be better than the mighty Landsat birds operated by USGS and NASA, or even the European Space Agency’s Sentinel 1 and 2 satellites. Unlike Landsat (which cannot see through clouds) or Sentinel (which draws a blank on hitting vegetation), the CYGNSS satellites can see through all things – clouds, rain and vegetation – that could obscure floodwaters.