GCN Lab director John Breeden writes about his memories of another disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and the literary project it inspired.
Portland's TriMet transit agency is using open-source tools to provide customers with interactive maps and downloadable applications.
Scientists have developed the world's first global forest height data map using satellite data from NASA.
one of the most intriguing new developments at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego is the extension of high-end GIS applications and tools to cell phones.
Software developers unveiled a variety of products capable of generating 3D imagery from 2D geospatial data at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego.
Earthquakes in the Eastern United States are rare, because the region is relatively geologically stable, but when a quake hits, it's felt much further from its epicenter than a West Coast earthquake. The location, strength and depth of an earthquake are determined by detecting the series of waves it generates.
Just how far does the spill from BP's Deepwater Horizon rig really go? It's easy to lose sight of the scale of the millions of gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, but what if the source of the gusher were in your hometown?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is defining the architecture needed to effectively manage, store and disseminate data to the public and other agencies in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon-BP oil spill.
The United States' monopoly on satellite positioning systems will soon end as other nations build their own constellations of navigation satellites.
Twentieth-century mapping techniques have not kept pace with 21st-century geospatial technology, and the National Geodetic Survey has begun a 10-year program to update the National Spatial Reference System that the nation’s mapping and surveying are built on.
New technology allows tracking of space junk without supercomputers.
Prototype system accurately predicts tsunamis with GPS measurements.
Having consolidated systems across the city, Philadelphia is now bringing geographic information systems tools to nearly all its departments.
Pitney Bowes Business Insight introduces MapInfo Stratus, an application that lets users access location data via cloud computing.
The Library of Congress and Columbia University are creating a Web-based information hub to provide best practices, tools, methods and services to assist organizations in preserving geospatial data.