Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

Eva-Maria Unger

Outlook 2016: 40 Under 40

In this annual issue focused on the future, we offer “40 under 40” (or “40<40”): a collection of profiles of motivated and noteworthy young professionals under 40 years of age. It is our wish that these profiles will honor those who work tirelessly to promote geospatial fields and to provide inspiration for young people considering...

Storm Surge in Brooklyn

High-res Hurricane Maps

It’s after sunset in Brooklyn, New York. As I open my apartment window, suddenly I sense a strong, ocean aroma. I look outside and am shocked to see a deep surge of seawater flowing up the street quickly from a nearby boat marina. The street lights flicker, and in the water flows large tree limbs,...

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Top of the Crop: Best of Pangaea 2015

As we end the year 2015, it’s interesting and informative to look back and see what you, our readers, found most interesting. Using metrics gleaned from our newsletter platform, I picked the top five issues for… Best of Pangaea 2015 Surprising UAS Section 333 Exemptions UAS continue to be a hot topic as the FAA...

Web Mapping

Part 1, The Basics Children of the millennium will never know that there was a time before the internet when we, the cartographers, engineers, and surveyors had to relate geospatial information through the medium of paper. Although the internet has been around since the late 1980s, it wasn’t until 1996 when the world got the...

Smart Cities

They’re guided by people and powered by geospatial information. We’ve all heard the buzzword, “smart city.”  But what is a smart city, and what makes it smarter than others?  One of the key characteristics is the ability to make effective connections—among citizens, assets, and services—by using technology to support and improve the interaction among people...

Industry Profile: Nickson Odieny Onyango

Geospatial Specialist/GIS Developer at Coretec Systems & Solutions Kenya has seen rapid growth in science and technology, health services, land management, development, social action, environmental studies, education, economic empowerment, disaster preparedness, and humanitarian relief. In all of these areas, geospatial sciences have played pivotal roles, and they’re of specific interest, both personally and professionally, to...