Water Usage in the Rink The opening ceremonies, along with the indoor events: ice hockey, figure skating, short track speed skating, curling, speed skating, and ice dancing will occur in seven arenas making up the “Coastal Cluster” of Olympic Park. The U.S. Geological Survey compiles water use statistics every five years and hopes to build […]
GIS is considered one of the fastest growing industries, according to a 2012 report by U.S. News and World Report. The geospatial market is growing at an annual rate of nearly 35%, with commercial ventures increasing at a rate of 100% each year, according to U.S. Department of Labor’s High Growth Industry Profile report. […]
GISDay is upon us once again and there’s loads of activities taking place around the World and around the web… do you have plans yet? For a cool look at GISDay events taking place around the World be sure to have a look at this cool map from Esri and be sure to check out […]
An update from my friend Karl at the BCIT GIS faculty at BCIT in Burnaby, BC, Canada. Karl provides an update and information on this year’s practicum for the GIS program students. About the program – Every year, the BCIT Geographic Information Systems (GIS) students undertake a project or a practicum with a municipal […]
A comprehensive selection of open sources and open course ware in Earth Sciences from Penn State
Congrats go out to Joseph J. Kerski, Ph.D., Education Manager at Esri, and periodic contributor of articles to GISuser, on the publication of the International Perspectives on GIS in secondary schools book
Congress Wants Program To Help Educate Kids for Jobs
One may argue that GIS has evolved from a science or profession to a tool… a skill set used by virtually any discipline. Perhaps, however, there are still a number of fine academic programs offering specialty degree programs and diplomas in Geographic Information Technologies (GIS).
The bookshelf is chock-full of great stuff, many of the titles gathering dust… and so, I felt it was time to dust off something interesting and share with you a few details. Enter "Building a GIS System Architecture Design Strategies for Managers" by Dave Peters (ESRI Press 2008).
Just in time for Earth Day, National Geographic has released an impressive resource designed to connect users with the planet and provide users with the ability to search and track important conservation projects around the Globe.