Tag Archive: Data

Mar 12 2012

A Few Good Reads (3/12/12): Japan One Year Later

This week: The one year anniversary of the tsunami disaster in Japan, geospatial data, information or knowledge, and struggle for restoration on the San Joaquin River. Japan Post Disaster (Architectural Record) One problem is where to rebuild. Because of the tsunami, and a threat of future tidal waves, the in situ reconstruction typical after an …

Continue reading »

Nov 08 2011

Virtual Site Visit 2

wlEmoticon-smile.png

If you want to have a quick look at a project site without actually going there, the free applications I mentioned in the last post will certainly get the job done.  However, it is often important to gather more information that requires better data and more powerful analysis tools.  Imagery and Topography There are limitless …

Continue reading »

Jul 21 2011

It Slices, It Dices, It…

Global_Mapper_thumb.jpg

I have often heard it called the Swiss Army Knife of GIS. I am more of a multi tool fan myself, but whatever analogy you prefer, Global Mapper (GM) packs some useful tools. I stumbled onto GM about a decade ago.  I had to download digital line graph (dlv) data from the USGS to help create …

Continue reading »

Apr 28 2011

Know Your Data

table_thumb.jpg

More often, success in business and government is tied directly or indirectly to an ability to use, interpret and integrate geographic information and geospatial processes. Jim Farley, GeoWorld Magazine Since data is the foundation for any study or design, knowing a little something about the data you use should be a priority.  We don’t all …

Continue reading »

Older posts «