Content tagged "geographic information system"

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...

Topography and Understanding Topographic Maps

Geospatial Technology Updated: December 08, 2014

 Among the many mapping tools available, the most commonly used is the topographic map. Topography is defined as the relief (relative elevations) of a...

The Role of GIS in the National Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Project (STS)

Geospatial Technology Updated: September 18, 2013

The gypsy moth is a serious invasive pest of hardwoods. A native of Europe and Asia, the insect was accidentally released in the United States more than 130...

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,...

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