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Laptop with QGIS, a desktop GIS software program

Networking in GIS: Peer-to-Peer Support in the GIS Community

Caitlin Dempsey

List of peer-to-peer resources that GIS professionals can tap into for assistance with their technical queries and to connect with others in the field.

Geography of Tweets

Elizabeth Borneman

In an analysis of ‘big data’ from Twitter, people who lived in larger cities around the world were more likely to mention other large cities or international locations.

Twitter map showing one million geolocated tweets.

GIS in Social Science: Mapping Social Capital Strength to Measure Organizational Efficacy

Devon Reeser

Here are four steps to use GIS in measuring social capital of social service programs, improving understanding of organizational effectiveness and conducting gap analysis.

Number of check-ins throughout the hours of the day in different countries (WD = weekday; WE = weekend).

Using Social Media to Track Global Eating Habits

Caitlin Dempsey

According to researchers, social media can be used to track and understand eating habits from around the world.  These researchers ...

Waze: Crowdsourcing traffic and roads

Caitlin Dempsey

Waze has a free social mobile application that uses real-time input from local drivers to update traffic conditions for other ...