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

An AI generated drawing showing four kids at a long table looking at maps on a screen.

Teaching GIS to Kids to Help Them Learn Spatial Skills

Caitlin Dempsey

Tips and resources to help you get started with teaching your children about GIS and mapping.

A screenshot showing a georeferenced map on top of a satellite image of the Nile River area.

Georeferencing Scanned Maps in QGIS Using Graticules

Jeff Oppong

This GIS tutorial teaches you how to assign geographic coordinates to a scanned map in QGIS using a process known as georeferencing.

What is GIS?

Caitlin Dempsey

GIS is a technological field that incorporates geographical features with tabular data in order to map, analyze, and assess real-world problems.

A screenshot showing green gradient elevation points on top of a raster layer with a yellow to dark red elevation gradient.

Using interpolation to create a surface layer with contours in QGIS

Jeff Oppong

This GIS tutorial shows you how to find elevation data points and create a surface layer and contours using QGIS.

GIS User Groups in the United States

Caitlin Dempsey

GIS user groups are a great way to network with other GIS professionals on a local level. GIS user groups commonly are organized at the regional level.