The ArcGIS Book: 10 Big Ideas about Applying Geography to Your World

Explore ten “big ideas” that encapsulate the technological and social trends that have pushed geographic information systems (GIS) onto the Internet in a significant way. See how to apply these ideas to your own world. Open your eyes to what is now possible with Web GIS, and put the technology and deep data resources in your hands via the Quickstarts and Learn ArcGIS lessons that are included in each chapter. 10 Ideas is mentioned in this book Maps, the Web and […]

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Big data and mapping – a potent combination

Businesses and organisations are learning the power of bringing together data and geographical context For many organisations and businesses, big data is an integral part of their information strategy, to help drive operational efficiencies and competitive advantage. In increasingly competitive markets and with heightened efficiency and cost-cutting demands on the public sector, it is vital that organisations give users the right tools to support big data in context of the 5Vs: volume, velocity, variety, veracity and value. This presents a […]

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How GPS Receivers Work

Our ancestors had to go to pretty extreme measures to keep from getting lost. They erected monumental landmarks, laboriously drafted detailed maps and learned to read the stars in the night sky. Things are much, much easier today. For less than $100, you can get a pocket-sized gadget that will tell you exactly where you are onEarth at any moment. As long as you have a GPS receiver and a clear view of the sky, you’ll never be lost again. […]

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