GIS imaging has evolved greatly in a short time and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. File sizes are growing and images have become more intricate and rich in color. HP is keeping pace with these technological developments and the increased demand placed on the GIS/Geo professional to produce amazing output at a faster […]
5 Things on Friday
Indeed, it has been a long time since I rolled out a piece for “5 Things on Friday” – a weekly (well not quite) feature where I share 5 of the coolest and most popular things from the week… enjoy!
Amerisurv Feature – The Early Vertical Datums of the U. S. Geological Survey
During the 1896 field season, the surveying crews of the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) engaged in higher quality and more precise topographic mapping and spirit leveling than had been previously attempted. This change was largely prompted by an act issued by the Fifty-Fourth Congress on June 11, 1896. For USGS, the most significant result […]
5 High-Tech Camping Tools For Your Next Trip
The days of going without showers, phone service and spending 20 minutes pitching your tent on weekend camping trips are over. Modern technology has taken some of the “roughing it” out of camping, but at the same time has made the experience more fun and efficient. Here are five items to consider before heading for […]
“National Climate Change Viewer” Enables Focus on Future Climate-Driven Changes for U.S. Watersheds
“National Climate Change Viewer” Enables Focus on Future Climate-Driven Changes for U.S. Watersheds at Local Levels
USGS is Encouraging you to be prepared – Join America’s PrepareAthon!
America’s PrepareAthon! is a campaign encouraging people across the nation to practice preparedness actions before a disaster or emergency strikes.
FACTSHEET: What is big data?
Every minute the world generates 1.7 million billion bytes of data, equivalent to 360,000 standard DVDs. More digitised data was created in the last two years than in the rest of human history. This trend and the mountains of data it produces is what we call "Big data". The big data sector is growing at […]
Blogging, microblogging, media, social media or… Which for your business?
You may be wondering, which would be better for me or my business.. blogging, social bookmarking, a social media focus, or ?? A darned good question, particularly as all have a purpose, a time, a place, advantages and disadvantages. So, which one is best? There’s no simple answer here, however, keep in mind that any […]
FEMA National Preparedness – 31 core capabilities
The National Preparedness Goal identified 31 core capabilities—these are the distinct critical elements needed to achieve the goal. These capabilities are referenced in many national preparedness efforts, including the National Planning Frameworks. The Goal grouped the capabilities into five mission areas, based on where they most logically fit. Some fall into only one mission area, while some […]
Spotlight on FieldTech: New Geospatial Products
Marc Cheves, Managing Editor of Amerisurv has shared a quick spotlight feature looking at some new technologies of interest to the GeoTech professional Esri CityEngine Brings Modeling CityEngine 2013 3D urban design software enables modeling technology to be used in popular 3D software such as Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, and SketchUp. Importing OpenStreetMap streets into […]