Digital Geography

Pros and Cons of using Smartphone as a GPS Tool

In a statistical report entitled US Smartphone Use in 2015, it revealed that some 88 percent of American smartphone owners use their handset as a map or navigation device. There are various ways on how you can utilize your handset as a GPS device, either through its built-in map features or via other downloadable applications. If you are one of those planning to maximize their smartphone as a GPS locator, here are the pros and cons of using your handset as a digital geographical tool.

geo.admin.ch: bringing Swiss geodata potential to life

A priorized project of eGovernment Switzerland Usage and exchange of geodata is fostered by geo.admin.ch in a significant way. The Federal geoportal is operated by the Federal Office of Topography, swisstopo, on behalf of the coordinating body for Federal geographical information with the aim to implement the Geoinformation Act. The purpose of this Act is to ensure that geodata relating to the territory of the Swiss Confederation is made available to the Federal, Cantonal and municipal authorities, to industry and commerce, to academic and scientific institutions and to society at large, for the broadest possible use, in a sustainable, up-to-date,…

The new Digital-Geography.com

First of all: thank you for your visit. If you come frequently here, you may have noticed it already maybe. We have switched to a new server with a fresh design. The main reason for doing so? Let’s be honest we have found a great PHP developer, and it’s boring to see our blog on a 27″ screen and scrolling down the long way. So let us introduce you the new functions: multi language support At the moment we have articles in English, German and French. The new Digital Geography detects your browser language and directs you to either the…