Applications of GIS Technology for Network Analysis and Energy Audit

GIS technology is very versatile – it can be used for a wide variety of applications all over the world. One example of this technology being put to use is in India where the government seeks to make improvements to the way they distribute power to their citizens. In 2009, the R-APDRP program in India…

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Enhanced City & Community Planning With GIS!

Did you know that millions of people around the world use geographic information system technology to enhance their businesses for more productivity? Geographical information technology allows city planners and developers to create better city plans in less time. Haven’t heard of GIS for city planning and community development? This post will help you understand how…

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Using GIS Technology for Emergency Services

According to a USA Today investigation, more than 1,000 lives are needlessly lost in some of the United States’ biggest cities because the emergency response system is inefficient. In many cases, delays of just a few seconds can result in someone dying when their death could have actually been prevented. Seconds, even minutes, can be…

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What are the GIS Applications for Banking?

One of the most valuable and quickly-growing tools for decision making in modern industries is GIS technology. GIS, or geographic information system, technology systems simply programs that are designed to gather, store, analyze and manage geographic data. This data can then be use for a variety of purposes within various industries. Not only can GIS…

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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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