Maurice Fallon, researcher from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, wears the portable mapping device.

Wearable Cartography – Portable Mapping System

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a portal mapping system that transmits remotely a digital map ...

Data Capture in GIS

GIS Contributor

This article provides a brief overview of the GIS data collection process along with examples of methodologies for GIS data ...

An image showing in red areas of heat loss in a residential street.

Making Maps in the Dark

GIS Contributor

Bluesky International, an aerial survey company, utilizes advanced thermal survey equipment to accurately measure heat loss from buildings and structures across the UK at night.

Global Forest Heights

Caitlin Dempsey

Where are the tallest forests in the world? NASA has an article on the first global map of the world's forest heights. The map was created with data collected by NASA's ICESat, Terra, and Aqua satellites.

LiDAR Resources

Caitlin Dempsey

Find resources, tutorials and tools for working with LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) elevation data, particularly within the GIS environment.