Announcing a new Quantum GIS Tutorial. In 2 1/4 hours of video and more than 7000 words of text, I show you how to download and install, and open, navigate and interpret GIS maps. I have wanted to teach an introductory Geographical Information Systems course for years. Until recently, a fully multi-media web based course has just been too difficult to teach. But recently there has been a perfect storm of computer hardware, internet infrastructure and open source GIS software. The result is the QGIS for Newbies eCourse.
AIDSvu.org has a web application that allows you to view aids information for the United States on a map. However, you need to be careful when comparing the maps. As is often the case with mapping projects such as this, the color scheme of the maps is misleading.
A GIS map has two important features – a coordinate system and a database. These allow each of the three map feature types to be analysed.
Recently, Google was approached by Kriton Arsenis, a Member of the European Parliament and its rapporteur on forests. He made the point that keeping an area roadless means that a territory is shielded against deforestation pressures.
The 19th Century doctor, John Snow, was one of the fathers of GIS. He used a hand-drawn public health map to stem a cholera outbreak.
Time series GIS mapping of a 25 year study of acid rain frequency and intensity in the United States shows a decrease over time.
Ever thought of your local city as a canvas for Art? Michael Wallace has.