USGS “Water On-the-Go” App Helps Keep Texans Safe with Current Stream Conditions

For more than 100 years, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has monitored flow in selected streams and rivers across Texas. The information collected at...

Sensory processing and making maps through creative abstraction

The human mind is wired to observe variance in visual gradients, something that can be commonly observed with density or weather maps. Sensory processing...

These 5 tools will let you master map projections

Understanding and choosing the right map projection can be tricky. For GeoGeeks it is painful to see the unconscious overuse of Mercator. If you...

Engaging students through ArcMap and 3 dimensional landscapes

The usage of three-dimensional printers has become a mainstay in the independent production of products. However, these printers could also become the quintessential educational tool. While...

Utilizing map data to project a simplistic graph analysis

Mapping resources can be used for any manner of data collection, of which a variety of geostatistical analysis can occur, one of the more familiar...

Spectral Analysis using your Smartphone? There is an app for that!

Our smartphones can do a lot of things but one thing that they weren't used for, is Remote sensing. At least, not until researchers...

How accurate is your smartphone’s GPS in an urban jungle?

GPS in our phones in an amazing invention. It connects the virtual space of the Internet with the physical world. Smartphones can quite precisely pinpoint...

The first topographic map of Mercury

Mercury, the closest planet to our sun, now has an accurate topographic map. But how do you make a map of the whole planet...

Google will tell you where the photo was taken using just pixels

Google knows about us more than we know about ourselves. It's a little bit creepy but it's true. The company had long been tracking...
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How to build an information time machine?

Recenly I came across this interesting TED talk by Frederic Kaplan who is the Digital Humanities Chair at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the...

Celebrate GIS Day and map the history of cartography and GIS on our timeline

Dear Geo-Geeks, for 2015 GIS Day we aim to do something truly Geoawesome and we would like to ask you to do it with...

Google Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution Using Aclima Sensors

Air pollution is a serious issue in most cities across the world, a recent study from China is testament to how serious the issue...

Why GIScience and geo-tech rarely talk and how open-source software provides opportunities for collaboration

There is a lot of cool stuff happening in the Tech world, everyday there is a new product or an application that utilizes location...

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”...

Ocean Observatories and Geospatial Visualization

Seven-tenths of the surface of the planet we call home is Ocean and yet we have barely explored the depths of the oceans. Going...

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