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Drone Mapping Tools

Drone Mapping Tools When we talk about drones, we’re also talking about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and they have served a number of purposes throughout history. Commonly known for...

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Geocoding in QGIS: Address to Latitude and Longitude.

Geocoding in QGIS: Address to Latitude and Longitude. If you were to tell someone where you are located, how would you do it? Maybe you would give them your...

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Working with Networks in GIS

Between the Lines: Working with Networks in GIS Geospatial information systems, otherwise known as GIS, is gaining popularity in industries across the world due to its ability to provide...

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LiDAR Data and LiDAR tools

LiDAR Data and LiDAR tools you need to process it What is LiDAR LiDAR is a remote sensing technology that uses lasers to make measurements of a surface, enabling...

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How to use STAC plugin to add Satellite Imagery to your QGIS Project

How to use the STAC API Browser plugin to add Satellite Imagery to your QGIS Project What is the STAC API Browser What would you do if you wanted to...

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Urban Planning and Digital Elevation Modeling for Designing Cities

A Digital Elevation Model represents the altimetric data of the bare-earth. Click here to know how a DEM assists urban planning.

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Tracking Ships and Vessels

The Technology of Tracking Ships and Vessels Between 2011 and 2020, about 876 vessels went missing at sea. Statista cites that the majority of these ships were cargo ships—totaling...

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How to create a road network database

How to create a road network database (pgrouting) using open-source data and software on Windows by: Adam Stjärnvik In this tutorial we will set up a fully functional, fully...

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Stormwater Management & GIS

Stormwater Management & GIS Along with urban planning, infrastructure mapping, and change detection technology, geospatial solutions for hydrology are just as vital to city officials as they are to...

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Fundamentals of Rasters and Imagery

Fundamentals of Rasters and Imagery The seemingly disparate accumulation of images above all have a common element. Can you guess what common thread binds them together? The world of...

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Free and Offline Mapping Software

A Complete Guide to Free and Offline Mapping Software Having the ability to work on your GIS projects offline, when network access is unavailable or patchy, is hugely beneficial....

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GIS for Urban Planning

GIS for Urban Planning: Making Cities a Better Place to Live GIS is commonly used in urban planning, in fact, it’s an essential tool of the trade. It gives...

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Indoor Navigation and Mapping

Navigating outdoors is a hard problem to solve but it is nothing compared to navigating indoors!

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How To Create and host an interactive web map with Python

Tutorial: Create and host an interactive web map with Python Interactive maps are a great medium for data visualization because they allow users to explore a dataset for themselves. ...

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Hardware in GIS: Tools of the Trade

Hardware in GIS: Tools of the Trade If you have any experience with GIS, you’ll understand that the work can be incredibly demanding on your computer. Following the increased...

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Microsoft’s Planetary Computer vs. Google Earth Engine: A Compare and Contrast

Microsoft’s Planetary Computer vs. Google Earth Engine: A Compare and Contrast Traditional geospatial analysis involves working with locally hosted raster and vector data that has been downloaded from a...

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Free GIS Data and Where to Find It

Free GIS Data and Where to Find It Many governments and non-for-profit organizations have a desire to be transparent with the information they collect. As a result, you’ll find...

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Remote sensing in flood management

Flooding has plagued civilization forever, however increasing urbanization, population growth and economic growth is leading to greater damage 1. A number of things can cause flooding, including heavy rain,...

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Modelling Fire Risk in ArcGIS Pro

Modelling Fire Risk in ArcGIS Pro When wildfires occur, wildlife and their natural habitats are destroyed putting some animal and plant species at risk, even of extinction. Human settlements...

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Navigating Geospatial Open Source: A Guide to an OGC Stack

Navigating Geospatial Open Source: A Guide to an OGC Stack As a technical discipline that is extremely reliant on high resolution imagery, powerful software, and enormous amounts of robust...

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Geospatial Certifications

What is a GIS or Geospatial Certification? Don’t be mistaken, a certification is not the same as a certificate program. A certificate program is about teaching, whereas a certification...

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Monitoring Drought through Earth Observation Technologies

Analyzing, Monitoring, and Predicting Drought Using Remote Sensing Introduction Drought is a serious natural disaster that occurs when there is a lack of precipitation over a long period of...

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Python Environment for Geospatial Programming

How to Set up a Python Environment for Geospatial Programming In a past post, we discussed the Essential Geospatial Python Libraries. Now we’ll put theory into practice with examples...

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Flood Risk Modelling

Flood Risk Modelling in ArcGIS Flooding is among the most destructive of natural hazards. It can cause loss of life, destroy infrastructure and property, and impede economic and social...

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Best Free Geospatial Tools

10 of the Best Free Geospatial Tools The functions and possibilities of the GIS software we have today are seemingly endless. Although it is highly convenient to buy into...

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Cloud-Native Geospatial Vector Formats

An Introduction To Cloud-Native Geospatial Vector Formats In a previous post, we discussed cloud-native geospatial file formats for raster data and for an in-depth discussion on Cloud Native Geospatial...

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Geospatial Side Businesses that Could Work for You

12 Geospatial Side Businesses that Could Work for You Are you looking for an opportunity to use your GIS skills outside of your 9-5? Looking to refresh your creativity...

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Essential Geospatial Python Libraries

Python is one of the most popular programming languages for geospatial analysis, and data science in general. Its popularity comes from Python’s high-level, human-readable syntax, and extreme flexibility. Before...

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Cloud Optimize Your Raster Data

Geospatial imagery data is constantly being collected by sensors which have been mounted to satellites, drones, planes, etc., and then uploaded to cloud storage. Much of that data, like...

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What to Study if You’re Thinking of a Career in GIS

So, you’ve got your sights set on a career in GIS. Now you’re trying to decide which school to go to, and what to study. Is it better to...

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Do I need a master’s for a GIS career?

A master’s degree demonstrates advanced knowledge of a specific topic, high-level analytical skills, critical evaluation and the ability to solve complex problems and work independently. A masters will enable...

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GIS careers: A mixed bag of opportunity

GIS offers an endless variety of potential pathways for a career, it’s more than plotting data and making maps. Employers from a wide variety of fields are seeing the...

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Career Advice For GIS Students

GIS is an incredibly broad field, and the opportunities seem to only be increasing as more and more industries recognize the value. It’s more than just maps, of course....

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Why You DON’T Want a Career in GIS

Why You DON’T Want a Career in GIS   Think you want a career in GIS? Maybe you need to read this first. A GIS Analyst uses mapping software...

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GIS to manage and monitor disease

GIS provides an interesting visual method to display data. Combined with powerful analysis, health professionals can improve the management of various diseases.

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How GIS Can Boost Humanitarian Aid

  Humanitarian disasters can stem from natural or man-made origins. Regardless of the root cause they lead to mass population displacement, loss of lives and human suffering 1. A...

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Remote sensing in flood management

Remote sensing in flood management Flooding has plagued civilization forever, however increasing urbanization, population growth and economic growth is leading to greater damage 1. A number of things can...

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Applications of GIS in hydrology

  What is hydrology Hydrology is the study of water and the water cycle, focusing on surface water and groundwater on land. A hydrologist studies the hydrologic cycle, how...

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Applications of GIS in soil science

What are the applications of geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing and GPS technology in soil science today. 

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GIS Project Ideas

Amazing GIS projects are always the result of work that was inspired. You don’t have to be passionate about every part of your geospatial project but if you are not really interested...

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Mapped: The 6 cradles of civilization

If you look back at the time when humans first decided to give up their nomadic, hunter-gatherer lifestyle in favor of settling down at one place, six distinct cradles...

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Folding Paper Globes

what is the difference between elevation, relief and altitude ?

The elevation of an object is it’s height above sea level. Sometimes elevation and altitude are using interchangeable, however, altitude is the vertical distance between an object and the earth’s...

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5 websites that find elevation for any point on earth

This is by no means a complete list but these are some of the better web apps out there in terms of functionality and ease of use. Although they...

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Geography 101: Find Your Elevation

Mount Everest with an elevation of 8,848 meters is Earth’s highest mountain above sea level Ever taken a picture from the top of a mountain and wondered what number...

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FOLDING PAPER GLOBE: DIY ACTIVITY BOTH ADULTS AND KIDS WOULD LOVE!

Some childhood memories just refuse to fade. And paper folding is definitely one of them. Creating a boat or an airplane from a page torn from a notebook used...

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does GPS work without data

With constant advances in modern-day technology, most people will own a smartphone. One of the most commonly used apps that comes with a smartphone as standard is the navigation...

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