Posts Tagged ‘GIS’

Learning About the Environment and Making Smarter Decisions Using Web-Based Mapping Tools

By Joseph Kerski, Ph.D. Education Manager, Esri Instructor, University of Denver Because environmental issues take place in specific locations and often exhibit specific spatial patterns, they can be better understood through maps. Map-based analysis can help planners, analysts, and the general public better understand relationships and trends between variables, scales, and regions. Map-based analysis helps […]

GIS Free-For-All

Using free and open source GIS programs and data platforms can eliminate costs associated with data processing, making Earth Observation data more profitable for all. Clyde A. Brooke purchased 140 acres of land in Hancock, Mississippi, in 1952 to begin a timber operation, and what began as a humble operation has grown to more than […]

Investigating Groundwater in Montana Informs State Water Policy Decisions

The Ground Water Investigation Program at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology seeks to provide answers to communities about the status of local groundwater. This article was updated on March 1st, 2016. As in many western states, officials in Montana have long been concerned with water. Montana’s landmass is the size of Japan, and […]

OSGeo: Mapping the World of Open Source Geospatial Software

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation looks to assist the next generation of cartographers by helping them navigate the world of free and open source geospatial software. Sometimes the best way to understand something is to take a good look at it. The Open Source Geospatial Foundation wants the geospatial software community to check out free […]

3D Visualizations for a Three-Dimensional World

Using technologically advancing GIS data for public decision making/policy.