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GRASS GIS, commonly referred to as Geographic Resources Analysis Support System, is an open source GIS software that is commonly used for geospatial data analysis, data management, image processing, cartography, spatial modeling, and data visualization. It contains over 350 modules to help render maps, offers both an intuitive graphical user interface as well as command line, and is free!
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The latest book from the Esri Press series is a comprehensive hands on guide dedicated to the popular ArcGIS software. The ArcGIS Book is a detailed compilation containing new ideas, detailed instructions, large colorful graphics, photos and plenty of diagrams. There are two versions of the book available, a hard copy paper version and a digital PDF version that offers interaction with an accompanying website. Find out how to download the ArcGIS Book free ...
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Last year I featured GeoNB, New Brunswick’s approach to publicly available geographic information for the entire province of New Brunswick. This valuable resource by Service New Brunswick provides a robust web mapping application, value-added products, various applications and extensive collection of open source data sets. Not to mention an outstanding web GIS application that stands out from others and one that earned them an Esri Canada Award of Excellence award last fall at the Esri User Conference in Fredericton. GeoNB currently includes a wide variety of data sets for the entire province including digital topographic layers, orthophotos, property maps and much more. On top of having one of the best online mapping applications available they also provide access to download any of these digital data sets in a variety of formats for people to use in their own GIS software packages. Here is a follow up with more news about freely available geographic information data in New Brunswick and GeoNB.
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A new category for GIS Software was recently added to Geo-matching's product categories. The site helps guide users through the maze of product specifications and provides them the opportunity to compare products from different suppliers and read other professionals’ reviews in order to reach a balanced judgment before buying.
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The QGIS 2 Cookbook is a large collection of techniques (simple through to advanced) that are used in everyday geomatics work, with detailed process to help accomplish those tasks using QGIS. By the time you are finished with this book, you should have all the necessary knowledge to better handle and visualize geospatial data, with QGIS.
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Recently I had an opportunity to talk 'one on one' with Arthur Berrill, CTO of DMTI Spatial; a Canadian geomatics based company that has been a leader in the Location Business for several years. DMTI Spatial is a Canadian based company that has been providing industry-leading enterprise Location Economics solutions for almost two decades. They started off by designing a comprehensive and tightly integrated national street network database known as CanMap®, and have evolved to integrate Location Economic solutions through Location Hub® combined with a database of unique address identifiers (UAID). Unlike traditional GIS that is typically built around X, Y coordinate values with attribute information and designed for more technical people whereas location analytic services uses an address as the key approach to connect attributes while defining the location spatially at the same time. When you stop and think about it, almost nothing in everyday life uses coordinates to define locations, yet nearly all data contains address based information, therefore it makes perfect sense to have Location Hub® start with the addresses and then build a GIS behind the scenes, leveraging the most comprehensive base data available in Canada. ...
0 0 tmackinnon https://canadiangis.com/wp-content/uploads/CanadianGIS-rec-logo-2021-v4.png tmackinnon2012-09-09 00:23:412018-01-08 13:17:52British Columbia’s DataBC program
The DataBC program provides public access to provincial geographic information through a single web interface, offering a multitude of geographic data (spatial and no-spatial), applications and tools in order to help their citizens make better informed decisions, inspire change and encourage development of new ideas to improve government decision making & policies. They have provided minimal licensing requirements to their data to help broaden the use of the Province's assets. "You can use our geographic services to help map the data and find tools to help you conduct your own research, analyze statistics, develop apps or to simply satisfy your curiosity."
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Working with Google Fusion Tables is a great way for data integration from various input data sources, visualization and collaborative management. Fusion Tables allow you to import various data from files with formats such as CSV, KML and / or spreadsheets formats (XLS or ODS). The tabular information in the Fusion Tables are then produced into a map through a process known as Geocoding. This little informative GIS tutorial takes a look at Google Fusions Tables, shows you how to import geographic data from a web page, and then shows you how to create a map from the data. Basically this method will store your data and create spatial maps for you without having to buy or install any GIS software.