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10 Sources to Download Free DEM – Digital Elevation Model

10 Sources to Download Free DEM - Digital Elevation Model

10 Sources to Download Free DEM – Digital Elevation Model We live in a 3D World and us cartographers, in most circumstances, need accurate and reliable Digital Elevation and/or Surface Models. Some may possess their own airplane, thus being capable of producing their own DEMs, while the vast majority certainly need to know how to derive such data from various ...

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Google Maps vs OpenStreetMap: Which is the Best Web Mapping Service?

Google Maps vs OpenStreetMap

Google Maps vs OpenStreetMap: Which is the Best Web Mapping Service? As a cartographer, you actually have an option as far as maps are concerned, but the solution isn’t so clear like was in the past. Google’s maps remain the king; however, OpenStreetMap is becoming a force to reckon with, getting more popular among different applications as well as services. ...

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Top 10 Benefits of Geographic Information Systems

Top 10 Benefits of Geographic Information Systems

Top 10 Benefits of Geographic Information Systems A Geographic Information System is a computerized information system designed to manage, capture, retrieve, analyze, display and store spatial data. It benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry, and there is a growing interest in awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS. Discussed below are the benefits of ...

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25 Remote Sensing Applications that You Will be Surprised to Know

25 Remote Sensing Applications that You Will be Surprised to Know

25 Remote Sensing Applications that You Will be Surprised to Know Satellites have revolutionized the acquisition of information. It is not just information acquisition, their existence contributed a great deal to the knowledge of the outer space. One of the many innovations of satellite technology is remote sensing. Remote sensing has diverse applications. Some of them include weather and agricultural ...

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Top GIS Programming Languages You Should Use

Top GIS Programming Languages You Should Use

Top GIS Programming Languages You Should Use From revolutionizing the manner of map creation and design, to advancing the way manner of earth’s observation, GIS has grown into a well-rounded model or theory utilized in diverse fields. No matter the extent GIS has evolved, certain phenomena are inseparable from GIS. One of them is programming languages. Given the fact that ninety ...

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15 Applications and Uses of Drones in GIS

15 Applications and Uses of Drones in GIS

15 Applications and Uses of Drones in GIS GIS (Geographic Information System) has revolutionized the world. It has left an indelible mark in certain disciplines or field of study such as geography, geology, astrology, oceanography, cartography and so on has transformed. GIS did not just change the face of this disciplines, it elevated to them another pedestal and give them ...

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Top 14 Open Source Remote Sensing Software

Top 14 Open Source Remote Sensing Software

Top 14 Open Source Remote Sensing Software Information has gone through several changes and revolution in the last decade. Analysts have gone through the “stone age” of analysis and observation. Now, we are in the era of computers. Information gathering has taken a new face. With the appearance of remote sensing, the acquisition of information has been made quicker and ...

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10 Sources to Download Free LiDAR Data

10 Sources to Download Free LiDAR Data

10 Sources to Download Free LiDAR Data LIDAR, an acronym for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth. These light pulses measure and give accurate three- dimensional imaging of the earth crust and features. LiDAR is widely used by cartographers ...

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20 GIS Applications Every GIS Specialist Should Know

20 GIS Applications Every GIS Specialist Should Know

20 GIS Applications Every GIS Specialist Should Know The word GIS is not an alien word to an average computer user out there. What may be alien is the extent of usage and functions of GIS. Not even all GIS users can fully comprehend the scope of GIS. We all know GIS (Geographic information systems) is an important tool to ...

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10 Differences Between Commercial And Open Source GIS Software

Commercial Vs. Open Source 10 Differences Between Commercial And Open Source GIS Software

10 Differences Between Commercial And Open Source GIS Software A debate that always rears its head in the world of software developers and software users is the constant comparison and contrasting of commercial and open source software. Like all things in life, they both have their advantages and disadvantages. It is up to the user to determine what suits him/her. ...

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