GIS (Geographic information systems)

GIS is designed to capture, manipulate, analyze and present all types of geospatial data.


Esri Press GIS Tutorial

Esri Press published GIS Tutorial for Health, Fifth Edition.

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GIS Trends Survey

GIS began to take off in the early 1980s when software-makers integrated mapping into computer-aided technology.

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Mississippi city used geospatial information to improve water and sewer operations

A fast-growing Mississippi city is using digital geospatial information to improve efficiency and customer service in its water and sewer operations.

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Storing GIS Applications in the Public Cloud

Spatial data is implicitly storage-intensive, and therein lies the rub, to paraphrase Shakespeare. 

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A New Practice Model

When anybody can be an expert measurer, and the perception is that a GIS map is just as good as a survey, then the land surveying profession as we currently know it will cease to exist. 

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Using GIS to Search for the Buffalo Trace

Many years before settlers from Europe settled the United States, bison migrated along a route through southern Indiana as they traveled from grasslands and salt licks in Kentucky to prairies in Illinois. Later, Native Americans followed the path beaten into the ground by the bison as they moved through the lower Midwest. 

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MAPPS Honors Top-Flight Work by Geospatial Firms

For the seventh year, the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) the national association of private sector geospatial firms, honored top-flight work in the geospatial community.
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AEC Summit Returns to its Roots

Esri is going back to the future with the AEC Summit. The conference, formerly called the Survey Summit, will take place July 12-15 in San Diego. It runs alongside the Esri User Conference from July 14-18, also in San Diego.
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CalGIS 2014 Announces Program

Event will take place April 14-15 in Monterey, Calif.

Event will take place April 14-15 in Monterey, Calif.

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Esri Extends Deadline for Papers for AEC Summit

Deadline moved to Jan. 17.

Deadline moved to Jan. 17.

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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


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2014 November

In this November 2014 issue of POB, we cover one company's effort to help find good employees. Also, read how drug and alcohol abuse among workers is a tough but necessary conversation.

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