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The Complete Guide to Working With Buffers in QGIS

Need to learn how to create buffers using QGIS? This comprehensive guide explains everything from defining buffer process and results

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GPS applications- The ones you know and the ones you don’t

GPS and GNSS The Global Positioning System ( GPS ) is part of a group of satellite positioning systems called Global Navigation Satellite Systems ( GNSS). These systems provide location and time information to users around the world, GPS is the most widely known but not the only one, there are a few other similar…

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The Difference Between Multispectral and Hyperspectral Satellites

What is a satellite? A satellite is a man-made object that is sent into orbit around the Earth, or around another planet or celestial body. The purpose of a satellite can vary depending on its design and mission, but generally, they are used for a variety of tasks such as: When people talk about Multispectral…

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geospatial consulting – as a business and a career

Learn about the ins and outs of geospatial consulting as a business and a career from industry experts on the Mapscaping Podcast. Discover the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the field and how to excel in this dynamic industry

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Vector V’s Raster Data In GIS

The Difference between Vector and Raster Data in GIS In this article, we will cover the fundamental differences between raster and vector data. Geospatial data can be represented using either vector data type or raster. The two data types are very different in their internal representation, the operations you can do on them as well…

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How to calculate bearing between two coordinates

What is a Bearing? A bearing is a direction of one point relative to another point, usually given as an angle measured clockwise from north. In navigation, bearings are often used to determine the direction to a destination or to plot a course on a map. There are two main types of bearings: absolute bearing…

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Thermal Imaging and GIS

How Thermal Imaging is Used in GIS Like an x-ray for temperature, thermal imaging has many applications both on and around the Earth. For many of us, our first exposure to thermal imagery was likely in a science class where you got to play around with looking at a rainbow depiction of your face or…

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What is a Map

What is a Map? A map is defined as a representation of the physical characteristics of a place. They provide a wealth of information and help us navigate from one place to another. As you can imagine from this definition, maps may take many different forms. Types of Maps Today, maps are grouped into either…

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Introduction to Geospatial Database Management

An Introduction to Geospatial Database Management We live in an increasingly spatially aware world. Many of the decisions we make are based on location. Location data helps us to answer everyday questions like “Will my new apartment be close enough to the grocery store?”, “Where is the nearest park to walk my dog”, “What route…

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Geography and Geometry in PostGIS

The difference between Geography and Geometry Before we dive too deep, you might want to check out these resources: Geometry Data Type In SQL, the GEOMETRY data type represents data in a two-dimensional Cartesian plane. It can store points, lines, and polygons, as well as more complex shapes like circles and rectangles. The GEOGRAPHY data…

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