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GIS 101: Learn About GIS

Caitlin Dempsey

This GIS 101 page is the launch page for accessing information about GIS and geospatial technologies on GIS Lounge.

An aerial image of a port showing rows and rows of shipping containers. An edge of the ocean is the the left of the containers.

The Many Uses of Aerial Imagery

GIS Contributor

Nearmap's Tony Agresta outlines the many applications of aerial imagery, including assessing damage after a disaster, reducing crime, valuing properties, and more.

2018 NAIP Imagery

Caitlin Dempsey

Aerial imagery covering 20 states has been added to the USDA's direct access site for NAIP imagery.

Before There Were Drones: Using Pigeons for Aerial Photography

Caitlin Dempsey

Back before drones became a cheap and easy way to acquire aerial imagery, a German inventor proposed using pigeons to capture photographs of the earth from above.

NOAA Offers Post-Hurricane Aerial Imagery

Caitlin Dempsey

NOAA has been capturing aerial imagery showing the post-Hurricane Michael destruction across the Florida Panhandle.  

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