Troy Lambert

Troy Lambert is an author and editor who began using GIS for historical research at a museum He prides himself on thinking of new ways GIS can be used to tackle issues or approach them in a different way. He lives and works in Boise, Idaho with his fiance, 13 year old son, and two very bright dogs.

Data Driven: GIS Guiding the Future

Troy Lambert

Mapping has always been data driven, and the more data we gather, the more important practical visualization of that data becomes.

Mapping out demographic and socioeconomic data can help target marketing. Map Source: MapEd

Mapping Market Reach

Troy Lambert

Troy Lambert discusses how colleges can use GIS and mapping technology to better target marketing.

Fire Globe is part of NIFC’s GIS, Fire Enterprise Geospatial Portal (Fire EGP), which also operates on the Esri platform.

Using GIS During Fire Season

Troy Lambert

Every year, GIS users get better at assembling data and creating meaningful maps that help decision makers predict fires, set fire risk levels, and deploy assets in the most efficient manner possible.

Dense settlements (left) can take advantage of short-range wireless hotspots. Sparse settlements (right) require long-range cellular technology. Images: Digitalglobe.

GIS and Artificial Intelligence Used to Build Facebook’s World Population Map

Troy Lambert

Facebook has used a combination of existing GIS data, high resolution imagery, and artificial intelligence to develop a detailed population map of the world.

Heart Disease Map, Credit: CDC GIS

Where Have You Been? Using GIS to Analyze Residential History and Health Care

Troy Lambert

Troy Lambert takes a look at how the power of GIS can be leveraged to greatly influence healthcare as we know it.