GIS and Geospatial Technologies

Articles focusing on the application of geographic information systems (GIS), geospatial technologies, remote sensing, LiDAR, and Global Positioning System (GPS). These technologies serve as critical tools for understanding and interacting with our physical environment. GIS allows for the mapping and analysis of spatial data Geospatial technologies refer to the various tools used to measure and analyze Earth’s lands and resources. Remote sensing provides a way to collect data from a distance, often via satellites or high-flying aircraft, and is commonly used for environmental monitoring and military applications.

GIS subcategories :

GIS Career | GIS Data | GIS Industry | GIS Learning | GIS Software | GPS | Remote Sensing | Spatial Analysis

A map showing in orange the range of steller's jay and in blue the range of blue jay over a gray shaded relief map of the United States.

Types of GIS Data Explored: Vector and Raster

Caitlin Dempsey

Explore the key differences between GIS vector and raster data, and how each type supports diverse spatial analysis tasks.

QGIS on a laptop. Image: Caitlin Dempsey

Building a GIS Career

Caitlin Dempsey

Geospatial technology is widely used across industries, with evolving GIS skills. Here are tips to prepare for a GIS career.

A kid sitting at an orange table with a joystick looking at a colorful map.for an article about teaching GIS to kids.

5 Ways GIS Users Can Expand Their Geospatial Skills

Caitlin Dempsey

Listed here are five practical strategies that GIS users can adopt to further develop their capabilities and grow with the geospatial industry.

Learning GIS Programming

Caitlin Dempsey

Having some competence in programming has become a critical requirement for many geospatial positions. So which languages should you learn for GIS programming?

This Tools Helps You Figure Out Which Satellite Bands to Use for Remote Sensing

Caitlin Dempsey

The USGS developed the Spectral Characteristics Viewer to let users view how different Earth observation satellite instruments can be used for their remote sensing needs.  

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