Information about Geographic Information Systems, Maps, and Cartography
  1. Olivia Harne writes about how to incorporate GIS content into public spaces using QR codes.

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  2. Current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline.

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  3. In 2022, the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) is scheduled to be modernized, with new reference frames replacing the NAD 83 system and the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD) 88.

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  4. Olivia Harne discusses how regardless of progressive or conservative beliefs, everyone should be able to access data that's important to their livelihoods and safety.

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  5. PostGIS is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant software used as an extender for PostgreSQL, which is a form of object-relational database. While PostGIS is free and open source, it is used in both commercial (e.g., ArcGIS) and open source software (e.g., QGIS).

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  6. The European Space Agency is using satellite radar data collected from their satellites to measure how much wood is in the world’s forests globally.

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  7. Growing collection of interesting and notable quotes relating to GIS, cartography, maps, and geography.

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  8. NASA has created a time series visualization of Greenland’s Helheim Glacier using 20 years of data from radar, lasers, and high-resolution cameras.

    The post Creating a Time Series Visualization of Two Decades of Changes in a Glacier appeared first on GIS Lounge.

  9. As noise pollution continues to be a major issue for expanding urban areas, novel geospatial technologies have been deployed to better monitor and measure noise pollution.

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  10. Automating the generation of land cover maps from satellite imagery is becoming easier due to learning-based algorithms improving the understanding of signal data.

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