The Future of Grid Computing for Distributed GIS

Many consider grid computing to be the third information technology wave. In fact, it may very well come to play an important role in the GIS sector. GIS, or geographic information system, technology is used to gather, store, manipulate, and analyze geographic data for a variety of applications. This type of technology can accomplish very…

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What does World Geography define?

This Earth is diverse in all its glory, from people to cultures to regions. Is it not fascinating that different attributes of different places make us stand apart, but the unifying factor of co-existence links us a whole? A person living in India works in the paper factory, which exports its products to the USA,…

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Cartography, Abstraction And The Hidden Connection To Journalism!

There is a famous saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, but whoever said this wasn’t very familiar with cartography. Cartography is the art of reading maps and the science involved in navigating routes and ways. If you invest sufficient time and energy towards learning this skill, you will realize that every map…

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Top 3 GIS Remote Sensing Applications And Technologies

Sure, you may know most of the ways GIS remote sensing is used in its standard element of mapping. You may have studied the various image taking processes from planes and satellites, but you might just be surprised at some of the ways remote sensing has been used and one is rather comical by today’s…

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Output of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The question arises as to why we need geographic information systems? You immediately answer, “To map locations”. The answer is not that simple! A geographic information system can be used to visualize scenarios, question information, analyze and interpret data to understand trends, patterns and relationships. GIS Output and Its Types: Textual – In the form…

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GIS (Geographical Information System) – Data Input Techniques

Introduction GIS stands for Geographical Information System. It refers to a computerized system for data management and serves the purpose of capturing, storing, managing, retrieving, analyzing and displaying spatial information. Spatial information or data refers to any data that is directly connected to a specific location or geographical area.   Fig 1: GIS allows multiple…

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The GIS IT Job Market Is Trending

The GIS IT sector looks like it’s going to be a great career opportunity right now and well into the future. Sure you might be passionate about the field and really enjoy the time you spend in it. But there is no question that choosing a career that’s trending upward is a solid idea. Look…

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GIS For Shoreline Change Monitoring

You probably already know that, throughout the course of the day, the ocean’s tide changes. In the morning the ocean recedes and a large portion of the beach is exposed but, by nightfall the ocean has crept back in and covered what was once exposed. This phenomenon is an example of shoreline change and it…

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Mitigating the Cost of Oblique Imagery GIS

In the event of a disaster, emergency responders play an important role in managing the situation and minimizing casualties. In the case of a fire, for example, fire fighters rush to the scene to help victims out of the building and to put out the fire. How do emergency responders know the fastest way to…

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Common Concerns with Graphic Output Design

Just like a Microsoft Word Document, the output obtained from a GIS has to be formatted and edited with respect to the situation. The design is an integral part of the output and ensures effective communication from the developer to the user. Some Problems That Might Arise A poorly designed GIS output could have random…

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