Top 10 Most Common Traps With Census Maps

There are many potential Traps with Census maps. Below, we talk about the most common you’ll likely find: Privacy Small populations must be disguised for privacy reasons. This gives people the confidence to answer census questions more truthfully. There are two different ways of doing this… Small geographies: Where you have small geographies, when there’s…

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Introduction To GIS Data Concepts

Question: Why do we need Geographic Information Systems like Quantum GIS, ArcInfo, ArcView, MapInfo, Caliper software, GRASS and Manifold? The answer: In this Introduction To GIS Data Concepts, I’m going to suggest to you that Google Maps simply doesn’t provide the capabilities to handle a sophisticated GIS project. Your ability to incorporate your own maps…

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SQL for GIS Table Query

SQL for GIS Table Query – Introduction Structured Query Language (SQL) is a very common, very generic language in computer systems. It has implementations in lots of different brands of databases like Oracle and Postgres, Ingres and Spatialite. All these use a very similar syntax. So, if you can understand the syntax in one database…

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GIS Technology – Growth

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are designed to gather, store, and analyze geographical data. Geographic data may include things like natural resource maps, planning maps, asset maps or population maps. GIS is used in all kinds of industries including big business, government and its agencies, retail, utilities management and environment. By using GIS technologies, these industries…

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GIS in Agriculture – Two important uses

GIS in Agriculture: Introduction Farming is more sophisticated now-days than it ever was. Good farmers do lots of planning and analysis. Information like soil type, soil characteristics, water sources and climate are important for strategic planning, while soil fertility and historic crop yield are important for precision farming purposes.  By using GIS farms can be…

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Vector GIS

Introduction GIS refers to the Geographical Information System. It is a computerized system for data administration and serves the intention of capturing, saving, organizing, retrieving, analyzing and displaying spatial information. Spatial data refers to any data that is unswervingly connected to a specific location or geographical area. Fig. 1: Vector and Raster GIS GIS uses…

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Using GIS Technology for Power Utility Asset Management

In the event of a power outage, you want to know that your utility company is working hard to restore power. Depending on the cause for the outage, it may last for a few minutes, a few hours, or even a few days. What does the power company do when a power outage happens? Many…

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Improvements in GIS Software

GIS software can be custom built too

GIS Software Improvements: Summary Mappable information such as customer addresses and vehicle locations used to be considered relatively unimportant information. These days, the perfect storm of GIS map availability, GIS software functionality, computer power, and the internet cloud have led to GIS uses never before imagined. GISs range from general-purpose to custom-built. Introduction Years ago,…

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Site Selection Process for Green Energy

Site Selection Process for Green Energy: Introduction One of the most important things affecting the world today is conservation. Although environmental conservation is very important, so too is energy conservation. Managing energy conservation is not just about using less energy, it’s also about encouraging renewable energy. This is an essential task made easier with the…

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Natural Resource Management and GIS

GIS technology is a useful tool for natural resource management. Geographic information system (GIS) technology can be used to gather, maintain, analyze and store geographic data. GIS technology can be used to gather analyse geographical natural resource data on the local, city, state, and national level for a variety of purposes related to natural resource…

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