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GIS News

Fifty Years of Commercial GIS Part 1

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 6:00pm

This year marks the 50th anniversary since GIS started being used commercially.  The article below provides a nice summary of how GIS grew during its first 25 years.

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Viewing World Populations as Mountains

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 11:31am

Engineer Matt Daniels used 3D visualization to display world populations since 1975.  The interactive map is available here.  Note, if you have trouble viewing the map in Internet Explorer, try Google Chrome. 

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US Drought Monitor

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 4:49pm

The US Drought Monitor shows the drought conditions across the US.  Readers are also able to drill-down to the region and state level for more details about those areas.  The map is updated each Thursday. 

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ADWR Story Map Focuses on Willcox Area Land Subsidence

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 4:44pm

The Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) has created a story map to show the subsidence issues within the Willcox Basin region.

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Can artificial intelligence improve maps for land conservation?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 4:40pm

Microsoft has been working to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed-up the process of classifying satellite imagery and separate out different land-cover types, such as water, vegetation, and urbanized areas.  The process would allow land-cover maps to be produced more frequently, allowing environmental groups to better track environmental issues and guide restoration efforts.

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