GIS in Everyday Life

Stefan/ May 4, 2018/ Cartography, GIS, Map/ 0 comments

GIS in Everyday Life You pick up your phone and see you have a message from a friend. Meet me here they say and there’s a pinned location. You open it with Google maps to see how far and where exactly it is.  Your interest is spiked and you Google the address to see what is in this mysterious location

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GIS Tool or Science

Stefan/ April 6, 2018/ Cartography, GIS, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

GIS Tool or Science Written By: Amelia Oconnor   There is a very interesting debate about whether GIS is a tool or a science in its own rite. After reading this article I have to say my eyes were opened to just how intense this debate can become. Not only did a debate about whether GIS is a tool or

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Cartographer Of The Month – March 2018

Stefan/ March 15, 2018/ Cartography, GIS, Map/ 0 comments

The Father of Spatial Analysis – John Snow John Snow was born on 15 March 1813 in York, England and died on 16 June 1858 at the age of 45. He was a physician who is now well-known for his work in anaesthesia, medical hygiene and epidemiology. Snow grew up in one of the poorer neighbourhoods of York, which was at

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The History of GIS

Stefan/ March 1, 2018/ Cartography, GIS, Map, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

The History of GIS Written By: Amelia Oconnor GIS might sound like a new phrase to most, but this technology has been around longer than you think. While new applications for GIS are being discovered and the programs that are being used to create and run GIS maps are improving every day the basic ideas behind this latest craze have

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Cartographer Of The Month – January 2018

Stefan/ February 2, 2018/ Cartography, GIS, Map, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Cartographer Of The Month – Claudius Ptolemy Claudius Ptolemy was a Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer, cartographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. He was born in Alexandria, a Roman Province in Egypt, in 100 AD and remained there until his death in 168 AD. Ptolemy wrote several scientific papers, three of which were considered to be of

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Cartographer Of The Month – February 2018

Stefan/ February 1, 2018/ Cartography, GIS, Map, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Inventor of Geography Eratosthenes of Cyrene was a Greek mathematician, geographer, poet, astronomer, and music theorist. He was born in 276 BC in Cyrene, Libya and died in 194 BC in Alexandria, Egypt. Eratosthenes is known for the Sieve of Eratosthenes Foundation of Geography and was a man of learning, becoming the chief librarian at the Library of Alexandria. Eratosthenes is

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What is GIS?

Stefan/ January 1, 2018/ Cartography, GIS, Map, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

The Gist of GIS Written By: Amelia Oconnor GIS is a Geographic Information System. Back in the old days people used to draw maps to illustrate anything to do with geography. These days we use GIS. It’s a computer based way of illustrating data that’s concerned with geography visually. Illustrating this type of data makes it easier to understand and

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