GIS and Geospatial Technologies
Maps and Cartography
September 13, 2023
NOAA has been coordinating an effort to map urban heat islands in cities across the United States.
February 16, 2021
A freely downloadable GIS dataset – the Urban–Rural Catchment Areas (URCAs) – shows the diversity of urban-rural systems worldwide.
January 13, 2021
Google is using artificial intelligence to develop maps of tree canopy from its aerial imagery.
August 3, 2020
Lead by Portland State University professor Vivek Shandas, a network of citizen volunteers and local organizations are mapping urban heat islands in more detail than ever before.
August 7, 2019
The world settlement footprint, created in a online application called Urban Thematic Exploration Platform (TEP) sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA), is the first map that combines optical and radar satellites to create a human urban footprint map of the world.