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...

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...

How Earth will look like 250 million years from now

Our planet is continuously in motion. Continents are floating on tectonic plates at different speeds from 1 to even over 10cm a year. Recently...

Global Forest Watch 2.0: Real time forest monitoring system from Google

Google together with the University of Maryland, USA and the UN Environment Programme, has developed a tool "Global Forest Watch 2.0" to prevent deforestation...

Urbagram – who said that maps can’t be beautiful?

Where is the line between cartography, art and science? What happens when artist/scientist who has no clue about making maps create one? Something beautiful....

NASA’s Solstice Mission: First topographic images of Saturn’s Moon “Titan”

Titan, Saturn's largest moon with a radius of about 2600 kilometers is bigger than Planet Mercury and is one of the most Earth-like and...

Free is good.. No, Not Really.. Free is Awesome!

So everytime I want to learn something new, I think of taking a new class and pay hundreds of dollars. At the end when...

FishViews: Mapping the world’s waterways one mile at a time

Google Streetview has enabled all of us to be armchair geographers, checking out some of the greatest sights in the world from the comfort...

Explanation for the Output of the Iasoberg Model

Instead of a Legend for the interpretation of the displays of the output of the Iasoberg Model, a detailed description of the elements of...

Valarm: “might make” towards “makes”

Technological development “might make” this happen. If you want to rewrite the sentence,   Valarm “makes” this happen, here is a hint; a story you...

…Your machine can think like you and work faster than you

Last few weeks, I was juggling with huge amount of spatial data (temporal extent: 20 years (weekly data), spatial extent: whole world) from different...

Descartes Labs raises $30 million to create a data refinery of the physical world

Descartes Labs, a satellite data analytics startup based out Santa Fe, USA has announced that it has raised $30 million in a series B...

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”...

Image2Geographic-Coordinate: A new Location Referencing System

This reminds me of  one of my Reference System’s classes in the Institute for Geoinformatics Muenster, Germany, when the professor asked to mention different...

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