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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 water interacts with the environment including how it moves from the earth’s surface 1. This includes understanding the natural movement of water, but also the human…

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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 in at least one part of it will be obvious in the final result. Before starting your GIS project you should take the time to consider these few…

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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 of civilization can be clearly identified: Egypt, Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq and Iran), the Indus Valley (present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan), China, Mexico and Peru. These are the…

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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 surface. So if for example, a plane was flying over a mountain range, the plane’s altitude would be the verticle distance from the plane to the…

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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 differ slightly in how you choose the location you want to know the elevation for, they are all easy to use and are relatively user-friendly. It…

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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 to put in the Instagram caption to tell the world how ‘high’ you are? The number you’re looking for is called elevation. What is elevation? Simply…

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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 to be a simple pleasure of life for so many of us. Daniel and Nina at MapScaping are no different. So they thought: how about we…

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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 services. These services can be really helpful if you get lost and can’t find your way home, or even if you go on holiday and need…

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