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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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