Email digest of all things spatial, remote sensing, and GIS
This newsletter is born out of opportunity, but also a desire to more effectively share good GIS news and tools without drawing people into yet another community or website to check. It’s an experiment and doesn’t have a set schedule yet - if you like it, tell me about it and share anything you think would be a good fit for the next one!
Interested in finding all the baseball diamonds in San Francisco? Terrapattern can do that. It can also find anything else you click on using a neural network that recognizes objects on the landscape and an interface that lets you click on something to find everywhere else it is. Amazing technology that I think will be standard in a few years.
Besides being a good data source, this site is an excellent example of what a spatial data portal can be, allowing for faceted search (drill down by variables of interest) and lets you view the data table or spatial views (by multiple variables) live on the site. So many of us get this wrong, because it’s hard (and expensive!), but it’s great to see it done really well.
“Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is the foundation of new innovative environmental science through a distributed framework and sustainable cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and secure access to well-described and easily discovered Earth observational data.?
FOSS4G Stands for Free and Open Source Software for(4) Geospatial. The talks from this year’s conference are now being posted - stay tuned to this channel to find out about the latest in open source spatial technologies.
Expand your knowledge
I’ll highlight wikipedia articles relevant to GIS that you can use to get a more full picture of technologies and topics you might be familiar with.