Tag: GIS software

A geographic information system or geographical information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data. The acronym GIS is sometimes used for geographic information science (GIScience) to refer to the academic discipline that studies geographic information systems and is a large domain within the broader academic discipline of Geoinformatics. What goes beyond a GIS is a spatial data infrastructure, a concept that has no such restrictive boundaries.

Modeling and Mapping

Modeling and Mapping

In past years, government offices had cubicles stuffed with rolled up paper maps. Another section of the office might contain stacks of work orders. Hours of time could be lost if a map or a work order was misfiled. Just finding a properly filed map or a work order in

Modeling and Mapping

Modeling and Mapping

In past years, government offices had cubicles stuffed with rolled up paper maps. Another section of the office might contain stacks of work orders. Hours of time could be lost if a map or a work order was misfiled. Just finding a properly filed map or a work order in

ArcGIS: Introduction

Test out your GIS knowledge and skill with hands-on GIS software application! With a focus on layout and core functionality, this 12-hour evening course offers an overview of ArcGIS components, basic display and map querying functions, metadata browsing and file management, basic analysis techniques, and map layout. Increase your software

Transform with Magnetic North or Make Your Own Geoid with Calculator 2015

Hallowell, Maine ““ December 18, 2014 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the release of the Geographic Calculator 2015. This major release features several new Administrative Tools, support for Geoid Creation in conjunction with Global Mapper v16, and support for Magnetic Declination. Blue Marble’s geospatial data manipulation,

USGS Provides Online Tsunami Evacuation Tool

MENLO PARK, Calif. —  Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have developed a new mapping tool, the  Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst , for use by researchers and emergency managers to estimate how long it would take for someone to travel on foot out of a tsunami-hazard zone. The GIS software extension, released

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