Tag Archive: GIS

Sep 19 2011

A Few Good Reads (9/19/11)

This week: Letting the water back in, the Mississippi River trying to change course, Iowa’s flood-damaged roads, USGS’ historical topographic map collection, and GIS on 9/11. Background: to let the water back in (by Jessica Ludy, The Water Away) In the Netherlands and around the world, alternative, multi-benefit projects face similar challenges and that is …

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Sep 12 2011

A Few Good Reads (9/12/11)

This week: the impact of Hurricane Irene, the testing of the new flood defenses in New Orleans, run-down dams in China, the trees on levees debate continues, and the never-ending GIS vs CAD struggle. Vermont Flood Hi-Res Galley – August 2011 (Lars Grange & Mansfield Heliflight): Unbelievable ground and aerial pictures of the flooding and …

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Aug 15 2011

A Few Good Reads (8/15/11)

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This week: the Corps PR battle on the Missouri, rising and falling consulting firms, what the debt deal might affect, Twitter as a networking resource, missing maps & fragile digital resources, and Arc2Earth & Google Earth Builder. Army Corps battles perception in Missouri River Flood (by Cody Winchester, USA Today) Behind the scenes, corps public …

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Jul 21 2011

It Slices, It Dices, It…

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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 …

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