GIS Industry

Articles about trends and advancements in the geospatial industry.

A completed polygon that has been digitized with artificial intelligence from a map.

Using AI to Digitize Data From Scanned Maps

Caitlin Dempsey

Bunting Labs recently released an AI-driven plugin for automating how GIS users can digitize data from scanned maps and PDFs in QGIS.

A light aqua blue background gradient with the words "GIS and map competitions" with stars that have different kinds of maps embedded in them.

GIS and Map Contests

Caitlin Dempsey

Current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline.

Grayscale map of the world with a question mark inside of a magnifying glass.

Where Should You Ask Your GIS Questions?

Caitlin Dempsey

Here are some excellent resources for you to get peer assistance for your GIS related questions.

A shaded orange map showing areas of the United States with higher than normal carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Remote Sensing for Carbon Offsetting

Mark Altaweel

Remote sensing and geospatial technologies are being harnessed for carbon offsetting efforts.

Screenshot from an online app called Suncalc with a satellite image of a lake with sun and shadow measurements in yellow overlaid.

Using Open Source Geospatial Data in Journalism

Mark Altaweel

Geospatial data such as satellite imagery can be used by journalists to verify news stories.

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