How GIS data is helpful for natural science

The planet we live on encompasses so many marvels of nature. Nations have formed their culture and habits based on the access they had to natural resources. Take for example Asia and Europe. The climate is different, even though there might be slight geographical similarities. So, how much access to land and water a nation had determined its evolution and improvement. 

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First Look – Los Angeles Opens the GeoHub – #OpenData for Citizens and Developers

Today (Jan 29, 2016) via livestream, the city of Los Angeles officially announced the launch of their latest OpenData initiative, the GeoHub. The livestream for the media featured Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Esri’s Jack Dangermond. Continue reading “First Look – Los Angeles Opens the GeoHub – #OpenData for Citizens and Developers”

Free Data from USGS Proves Its Worth for Observing Earth

Since late 2008, when Landsat earth observation images were made available to all users free of charge, nearly 30 million Landsat scenes have been downloaded through the U.S. Geological Survey portal – and the rate of downloads is still increasing. Continue reading “Free Data from USGS Proves Its Worth for Observing Earth”

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