geographic information system (GIS)

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3 Things To Know About Geomedicine

Jeff Rowe | Healthcare IT News | July 16, 2013

"Location, location, location" is a phrase that's long been associated with real estate, but in recent years it's also played a role in attempts by healthcare professionals to track disease. Now, some are putting health IT to work in adding location information – where patients have lived – into their EHRs. Read More »

An Open Source Mapping Primer

As you've surfed the web, you've surely come across many sites using embedded maps to display data. Humans are visual creatures, so presenting temperatures, crime statistics, or population densities on a map often makes quickly discerning patterns and spatial relationships easier than presenting the same facts as a boring table. Visualizations based on maps can be quite sophisticated and even show patterns across time as well as space; Maps Mania is one blog showcasing many great examples of online maps. But displaying data on an embedded map doesn't need to be a complicated affair. You can do it using open source tools. In this post, I offer some tips for getting started doing this...

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Digging Into The Open Source Geospatial Software And OpenGeo Suite 3.0

Adena Schutzberg | Directions Magazine | October 8, 2012

On October 2, OpenGeo released a major upgrade to the OpenGeo suite. The company expects users will be excited about enhancements in production and processing and a closer feature match to Esri’s ArcGIS Server. Rolando Peñate, OpenGeo’s product manager, answered our questions about open source geospatial software and the new release. Read More »

Government Agencies at all levels starting to use OpenStreetMap

There is a growing interest by the U.S. government in OpenStreetMap. The free availability of the rapidly maturing OpenStreetMap data and software makes this GIS mapping solution a more attractive option for the public sector than ever before, given the steep  cuts in federal and local government budgets. Read More »

One Decade on, gvSIG Offers Powerful Open Source GIS Tools

Ten years after gvSIG’s start by the government of Valencia (Spain), the open source geographic information system (GIS) offers a broad range of GIS solutions. The software tools are used in sectors such as town planning, public transport, health care and environment management. “Software has become of strategic importance. All the more reason that we need to be free to use this technology however we want”, says Álvaro Anguix, general manager of the gvSIG association. “Freedom is central to gvSIG, right from the start.”

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thinkWhere Supports Global Humanitarian Project to Map Disaster Areas

Press Release | thinkWhere | May 24, 2018

Geographic information and technology specialist thinkWhere is supporting the global humanitarian Missing Maps project by hosting a series of mapathons in Stirling, Scotland. In the evening of 13th June 2018, around 50 local community volunteers, including members of the thinkWhere team, will collaborate on a crowd-sourced Missing Maps data capture project. The fourth event of its kind organised by thinkWhere, it will be the first to be held at the company’s new premises at CodeBase, Stirling.

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Yes, GIS Files Are Public Data, Too

Emily Badger and Sara Johnson | The Atlantic Cities | July 11, 2013

Back in 2007, the Sierra Club requested a copy of what it thought was a public record from Orange County, California, covering information like the location and addresses of 640,000 land parcels in the county. Read More »

Latin OSGis Conference 2012

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 19, 2012 (All day) - November 20, 2012 (All day)
Location: 
Guayaquil
Ecuador

First Latin American Congress of Free and Open Source GIS - 2012

Free and Open Source Tools and Applications are rapidly increasing in number and quality. Many and different actors are involved in such a kind of process: large and small companies, professional practitioners, public agencies, universities, research centers but also simple map lovers. Read More »

Missing Maps Stirling Mapathon

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 13, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Stirling
United Kingdom

Geographic information and technology specialist thinkWhere is supporting the global humanitarian Missing Maps project by hosting a series of mapathons in Stirling, Scotland. In the evening of 13th June 2018, around 50 local community volunteers, including members of the thinkWhere team, will collaborate on a crowd-sourced Missing Maps data capture project. The fourth event of its kind organised by thinkWhere, it will be the first to be held at the company’s new premises at CodeBase, Stirling.

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