GIS market growth during 2012-2016

Everyone is witnessed to the developments made in GIS mapping technology over the past few years which led to a drastic rise in GIS...

R is spatial too!

Working with geographic data typically implies the use of some software. At the beginning of the GIS age, from the 1980s on, the “blockbusters”...

A simple Collection of Some Cool GeoTools Useful for GeoGeeks!

  Name Description User-Friendliness Costs URL Generate & collect geodata Python Programming language (ideal for scraping) medium free https://www.python.org/ kimonify Scraping tool simple free http://www.kimonolabs.com/ OutWit Hub Scraping tool medium free https://www.outwit.com/products/hub/ Tabula Extract data from.pdf-files simple free http://tabula.nerdpower.org/ OpenPaths GPS-Tracking for Smartphones simple free https://openpaths.cc/ Google Location History GPS-Tracking for Smartphones simple free https://maps.google.com/locationhistory GPS-Logger Device for recording GPS-positions simple under 100€ GPS-Visualizer Geocoder for...

Monitoring Sea Surface Salinity from Space; Awesomeness of Remote Sensing

Few days ago, I met some scientist from Geology department. While talking, I have found Geologist/hydrologist/ ecologist ,..., are very much interested to find...

GIS makes trick-or-treating more alive

Trick-or-treat is a long time tradition on Halloween day which is right around the corner and fast approaching. On Halloween day, finding out the...

National GIS for India

India, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people and is the seventh-largest country by area composed of more than 600,000 villages and...

The Ocean GIS Initiative: Taking GIS underwater

As geographers and Geo-information technologists, we are well aware of the potential and applications of GIS. It is amazing how a technology that took...

Free GIS Apps on the Google Play Store

I was amazed recently when I did a quick search on the Google Play Store for the keyword "GIS". Over 250 apps area listed, some generic...

BBC – The Beauty of Maps

Just couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about The Art of Geographic Data. It seems that BBC thought about it before me...

C3 Technologies – Google Earth killer?

  C3 Technologies - company with its origin in the Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab AB, is now applying previously classified, military image processing technology to...

Google’s Maps Engine – A Lot Of New Stuff For Businesses And Govs

Everyone who reads this blog knows that making a spatial analysis on any kind of data will reveal information, patterns and correlations that would...

Typhoon Haiyan: how crisis mapping works!

We all heard about the devastating typhoon Haiynan hitting the mid Phillippines on 7th to 8th November last week. With wind speeds of around...

Esri in Love with Geofeedia

Esri has completely fallen in love with Geofeedia, a wonderful location-based social media foraging tool. This synergy will lead to the integration of Geofeedia...

Free Data from Indian Resourcesat-2 Satellite via INPE

In December 2014, The National Institute for Space Research of Brazil (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, INPE) announced the distribution of images deriving from...

Mapping Floods in Central Europe

Just eleven years after the severe flooding in central Europe in 2002 the region was hit another time by inundations. Alike in 2002 the...

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