Query result of GTS spatial data in mongoDB. From: Zhang, Song, & Liu, 2014.

GIS File Formats

Caitlin Dempsey

Listed here are some of the more common file formats along with associated file extension for GIS file types.

Crowd-sourced public transportation map for Managua, Nicaragua.

Volunteer to be a Digital Humanitarian and Help With Mapping Projects

Caitlin Dempsey

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is able to provide mapping services in large part due to its army of volunteers. Find out ways that you can get involved with HOT.

Mapping the Outbreaks of Diseases

Rebecca Maxwell

In August of 2014, the World Health Organization declared a public emergency in response to the growing number of Ebola ...

Map showing fuel stations in Moscow, Russia.

A Spatial Analysis of Moscow’s Fuel Stations

GIS Contributor

Andrey Pirogov, a lecturer at the Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School, describes his project to map out and analyze fuel station locations in Moscow, Russia.

OpenStreetMap Editor Designed by MapBox Goes Live

Caitlin Dempsey

iD is a new easy-to-use OpenStreetMap editor that allows anybody with minimal technical knowledge to contribute GIS data to this crowd sourced mapping project.