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Geospatial Technology Updated: December 05, 2017

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Field Technology & Water Quality Outreach

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 20, 2017

In 2015, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) partnered with local and state agencies to help identify potential sources of fecal coliform...

Easy GIS Data and Map Collaboration Using ESRI Software

Geospatial Technology Updated: June 01, 2016

What is the most efficient way to collaborate on a project with users and nonusers of Esri's software products, such as ArcGIS (ArcMap), ArcGIS Explorer...

Sharing Content in ArcGIS Online: Public and Organization Accounts

Geospatial Technology Updated: June 01, 2016

ESRI has made two important changes to the ArcGIS Online platform: an account name change and a new account option.Both platforms allow users to author web...

QGIS: Free and Open-Source GIS Software

Geospatial Technology Updated: June 01, 2016

Quantum GIS (QGIS) provides much of the same functionality as Esri’s ArcGIS software (basic level) and has developed into a robust open-source alternative....

Using Geospatial Tools to Assess Urban Tree Canopy

 Urban forests can be defined as the sum of all woody and associated vegetation in and around dense human settlements (Miller 1997). The people living in and...

Modeling Downtown Parking Requirements With Planning Support Systems in Sheridan, Wyoming

 Sometimes the goal of preserving and enhancing a community’s historical downtown character isn’t compatible with a community’s minimum parking requirements...

How are maps used with GPS and GIS?

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

A Geographic Information System (GIS) takes the information gathered from Global Positioning System (GPS) units and organizes the information into maps. GIS...

What is geospatial technology?

Science for Youth Updated: May 27, 2015

Geospatial technology refers to equipment used to measure and analyze Earth's land and features. Systems such as Global Positioning System (GPS) and...

What is the difference between GPS and GIS?

Science for Youth Updated: May 27, 2015

GPS stands for Global Positioning System. GPS uses satellites that orbit Earth to send information to GPS receivers that are on the ground. The information...

Paula Kay Lazrus - St John's University

Geospatial Technology Updated: December 08, 2014

 Paula Kay Lazrus is an archaeologist and an associate professor in the Institute of Core Studies at St. John's University and is also affiliated with the...

Investigating Wildlife Movements with GPS Collars

Geospatial Technology Updated: June 16, 2014

GPS collars are helping wildlife biologists understand how animals move and use the landscape. Biologists are able to capture wildlife and fit them...

Perseverance Pays Off: How a Small Community in Iowa put GIS to Work

Geospatial Technology Updated: October 16, 2013

This story features one person’s five-year odyssey to bring the power of geospatial system technology to his small hometown in rural Iowa. It serves as an...

What is mobile GIS?

Geospatial Technology Updated: September 18, 2013

Mobile GIS is taking Geographic Information Systems (GIS) out of the office and into the field. A mobile GIS allows folks out in the field to capture, store,...

Sharing GIS Data: Using an ESRI Map Package (.mpk)

Geospatial Technology Updated: March 13, 2012

You can use map packages to share map documents and associated data from ArcMap with other ArcMap users. A map package is created within ArcMap and contains...

Sharing GIS Data: Using an ESRI Published Map File (.pmf)

Geospatial Technology Updated: March 13, 2012

You can use published map files to share map documents and associated data from ArcMap with ArcReader users. A published map file is created...

Sharing GIS Data: Using an ESRI Map Content File (.nmc)

Geospatial Technology Updated: March 12, 2012

You can use map content files to share datasets and their respective properties from ArcGIS Explorer with other ArcGIS Explorer users. A map content file is...

Sharing GIS Data: Using an ESRI Layer Package (.lpk)

Geospatial Technology Updated: March 12, 2012

You can use layer packages to share an individual dataset and its respective properties or individual datasets and their respective properties from ArcMap or...

Nitty Gritty Soil Facts: The Dirt on Dirt - material for elementary school students

Updated: November 11, 2011

First of all, let’s get one thing straight. If you want to speak in agronomic terms, you’ve gotta use the term "soil." "Dirt" as a term is okay if you are...

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