Caitlin Dempsey

Caitlin Dempsey is the editor of Geography Realm and holds a master's degree in Geography from UCLA as well as a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from SJSU.
A fox squirrel lying with legs stretched in the grass.

Why Do Squirrels Lie Flat?

Caitlin Dempsey

There are several reasons for why squirrels will lie flat on the ground, a patio railing, or tree branch.

Screenshot from QGIS showing a satellite image of a beach with red dots and triangles for types of nesting sites.

How to Find the URL to an ArcGIS Online Web Map and Add it to QGIS

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn how to find URLs for older feature and map servers hosted on ArcGIS Online so they can be added to QGIS.

Screenshot of a raster file geodatabase in QGIS.

How to Use Esri File Geodatabases in QGIS

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn how to load both Esri vector and raster file geodatabases in QGIS.

Screenshot in QGIS of a world map with smiley face emojis mapped across it.

Little Known QGIS Parlor Tricks

Caitlin Dempsey

The coordinate box in QGIS is one place where you can uncover neat little GIS Easter eggs.

A screenshot showing the stylized Q for QGIS with a bold dark blue arrow pointing towards the Applications folder on a Mac.

How to Install QGIS on a Mac Computer

Caitlin Dempsey

Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to install QGIS on a Mac.