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Top 15 Free GIS Data Sources you will ever need

Top 15 Free GIS Data Sources you will ever need

Data is the core component of Geographic Information Systems. GIS specialists need updating GIS data for maps making and spatial analysis. For that, we have prepared a list of highly valuable GIS data sources providing freely available geographic datasets – all ready for loading into a Geographic Information System. These free GIS data sources provide everything a GIS user needs; ...

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10 Geospatial E-books for Dummies

10 Geospatial E-books for Dummies to download

1. GIS For Dummies GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS. Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS ...

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How to use a DEM to delineate a Watershed in ArcGIS

How to use a DEM to delinate a Watershed in ArcGIS

In this tutorial, we are going to delineate a Watershed in ArcGIS using Hydrology tools. A watershed is the upslope area that contributes flow to a common outlet as concentrated drainage. It can be part of a larger watershed and can also contain smaller watersheds, called subbasins. To start delineating a watershed; We need to download a digital elevation model ...

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Top 15 QGIS Plugins you should use

Top 15 QGIS Plugins you should use

15.GEarthView When you are looking for a QGIS Plugin to connect QGIS with Google Earth, the GEarthView is the best choice. GEarthView plugin displays QGIS view and features with attributes (selected layer) into Google Earth (also PRO ). To use the GEarthView plugin, you need to install Google Earth on your computer. It was tested on Ubuntu (Linux), Mac OS ...

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Top 13 Black Friday Deals for GIS courses

Top 13 Black Friday Deals for GIS courses

1. Geographic Information System for Beginners Learn both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of the latest GIS technologies with easy to follow video lectures and laboratory exercises. This course provides an introduction to GIS, sources of GIS data, GIS data structure and and hands-on practical exercises to processing, downloading, and visualizing large volume of geospatial data in Google Earth ...

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Create contours and DEM using Google Earth and QGIS 2.10

Create contours and DEM using Google Earth and QGIS 2.10

This video demonstrates, step by step, how to create contour and DEM ( Digital Elevation Model) using free tools : Google Earth, TCX Converter and QGIS 2.10. You know that QGIS can generates DEM and contours from a points cloud which contains altitude information. So, we used the Path tool in Google Earth to create the points cloud and we ...

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10 Online GIS degree and GIS Certificate programs

10 Online GIS degree - GIS Certificate programs

1) Udemy Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization Since its launch in 2012 by two Stanford University Computer Science professors, Coursera has added over 400 courses from 83 educational institution partners. To date, over 4.2 million students have already signed up for their online courses and they are by far the biggest and best funded of the MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) ...

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WebMapping application using PostGIS, Geoserver and GeoExt – Part 3

WebMapping application using PostGIS, Geoserver and GeoExt

This is the third video about creating a WebMapping application using PostGIS, Geoserver and GeoExt. In the first tutorial of this series, you learned how to create a database in PostgreSQL / PostGIS and how to import data in Shapefiles format. Then, to allow displaying this spatial information in a webmapping application, we published it using Geoserver. GeoServer is an ...

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How to digitize vector data in Google Earth and export them to Shapefiles

How to digitize vector data in Google Earth and export them to Shapefiles

We know the importance of google earth and its high resolution imagery of any area. Sometimes we like to use this imagery to create updated vector data. In this tutorial, you will see an efficient way for the creation of vector layers like to digitize vector data directly in google earth, import them in QGIS, and save them finally as Shapefiles. ...

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WebMapping application using PostGIS, Geoserver and GeoExt – Part 2

Publish data for a WebMapping  application using PostGIS and Geoserver | Create layers style

In the previous tutorial, we published geographic data stored in PostGIS using Geoserver. Geospatial data has no intrinsic visual component. To see data, it must be styled. Styling specifies color, thickness, and other visible attributes used to render data on the map. In GeoServer, styling is possible using a markup language called Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD). SLD is an XML-based markup ...

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