Digital Geography

Short Announcement: Your Input is Needed… A Readers Survey

We are always looking for new ideas, tutorials, work flows, solutions. Unfortunately we were not able to write so much in the past for our beloved blog Therefore I am asking you today: What do you want to know, read, see, be advised on in the future? Take this short survey as a starting point so we can gather your ideas and write about the stuff you would like to read in the future.

5 reasons why I blog

5 reasons why I blog, and why shall you. About 4 years ago I started blogging and building a website/blog with content about GIS, geodata and programming. As I am an IT consultant for banks and mainly working as a testmanager in a SAP-software surrounding in Switzerland you might ask: “Why the heck do you this?”. Check out my motivation and reasons why I blog and spend time here.

Geospatial World: geospatial industry magazine for free

The geospatial media industry is really negligible. Some blogs here, some magazines there. Luckily their authors are very hard-working. This article will introduce a magazine called “Geospatial World” (formerly known as GIS Development magazine). Since 1997 the magazine investigates geo-related topics and writes about present viewpoints of experts, worldnews, case studies, reviews, upcoming technologies and more.

What is better: a map or a picture?

I was reading an article entitled “China, the megalopolis of 110 million inhabitants that impresses the world” on a popular online journal (see article) and after a dozen lines read: “Beijing is already surrounded by six ring roads, [… ] but the seventh will be 940 kilometers long.” How many are 940 km for example along a circle, as the Circular Highway of Milan?

ArcGIS Earth

When I visited university (I have t admit, this was some years ago 😉 ) I was told ArcGIS cannot “do” 3D. This was the part where CAD enters the arena… But time goes by and together with ArcGIS 10.4. we will get 3D as it is meant to be.

GIS4Geomorphology – Blog recommendation

Since I’m working mostly with GIS and Geodata for Physical Geography (Soils, Geomorphology, Climate) I came across a very precise and recommendable Blog by Skye Cooley which I would like to present in the following lines: GIS4Geomorpholgy is a blog specified on different GIS purposes of geomorphologists. The topics of the blog covers Terrain Analysis, Soil Erosion Calculations, Hydrology Modelling and a lot basic entries about the use of Geoinformationsystems.