Scientists unveiled today an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before. This image of the continental […]
“Geologic maps are valuable in many ways. They show the areas within which coal, iron, and other useful minerals occur, the limits of the artesian basins, the course of metalliferous veins, and many other things needful to the development of a region.” (U.S. Geological Survey, 1904)
The US FWS provides users with access to wetland inventory data online via their Wtlands Mapper web service, an ArcGIS.com service. From the FWS… The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is the principal Federal agency that provides information to the public on the extent and status of the Nation’s wetlands. The Service’s strategic plan […]
Big Data is all the rage today. There’s a lot of buzz about how it will transform your business with diagnostics and dashboards distributed directly to business users. The truth is someday Big Data will do just that… if your organization can clear a few hurdles in getting it under control. This booklet is […]
Here’s a tip on how and where you can access, for free, the 2009 Census Bureau TIGER/line files in ESRI SHP format
We wanted to share this fine webmap revealing an interesting trend in unemployment in the USA. Broken down by county, the map uses data from the Bureau of Labor to reveal a dramatic picture.
There’s lots of cool things about Twitter including a TON of third-party add-ons but what makes it very useful is the people!
From The American Surveyor Magazine (Vol.6 No.1 January 2009) … A successful business owner in Texas shares some wise advice for 2009 and beyond.
We have the following reminder from NORAD… All the preparations for this year are in place! Return on Christmas Eve to track St. Nick on his magical flight around the world! See http://www.noradsanta.org
New from the US Census Bureau… The TIGER/Line Shapefiles are extracts containing selected geographic and cartographic information from the Census Bureau’s MAF/TIGER® (Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) database.