Fighting electricity theft in Nigeria with GIS

The main consequence of electricity theft is widespread power outages. Also, electric utility companies across Nigeria struggle with illegal connections to the power grid...
Finding Isolation with GIS

Searching for isolation with GIS

Searching for the nearest neighbor is a classic GIS question. What is the nearest bar from my location? How close is the nearest entrance...

Meet Argis – the startup that is bringing GIS data into the three-dimensional world...

The world is not flat, so why should our maps be in 2D? When you think 3D maps, Augmented reality comes to mind. Augmented...

Meet ResilientGrid – the startup that is using GIS to develop the next-gen infrastructure...

Infrastructure control rooms - for most of us that is something that we have only seen in movies and yet they have a huge...

NGO maps out entire Liberia and brings clean water to every single resident

Water is one of the Earth's most valuable resources. Some of us living in the cities take drinking water for granted, while millions of...

Map Showing Christmas Traditions Around the World

There are indeed funny and unusual ways to celebrate Christmas holidays around the world. In that spirit, we prepared a funny GIS Cloud Christmas...

The most comprehensive GIS database you will ever need – ADC WorldMap v7.4

Finding the right GIS basemap for your geospatial analysis is always a challenge. Large data providers are expensive and often limit their service to API...

Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS) – A new reference system

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces a new standard called Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS) that aims to the way Geospatial Information is spatially referenced...

The PhD thesis that paved the way for GIS

Few Ph.D. theses have ever changed the world in the same world that Roger Tomlinson's thesis has. Roger Tomlinson, widely considered as the "Father...
Master's in GIS, Geo-informatics

Top Universities for Master’s in Geo-informatics/GIS

Are you thinking about pursuing Master's in GIS, Remote Sensing or Geoscience. Never think twice, I have made the hard work of finding the...
Image on National GIS policy Initiative

The story of Indian e-governance and Geospatial technology

Science and technology have always been given utmost importance in the independent India. More initiatives like Digital India, National GIS and e-governance are some...

Compromising creativity for user friendliness in ArcGIS

The ArcGIS innovations of Story Maps and Open Data sites are becoming a popular mainstay in organizational methods to display geographic data. They utilize sleek,...

What is GIS: A Beginner’s Guide

As you are here I’m guessing that the term GIS has popped up at work. Maybe your organization has decided to start using GIS to...

Boundless wins $36M Contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Open source is thriving and in fact proving to be a great success even in enterprise markets. Boundless, one of the most recognised names...

Monitoring global ship traffic

Since ever oceans have been important for people as a means of transport. The containerization counts as greatest transportation revolution in the 20th century...

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