Digital Geography

GIS as a profession: the GISP

“A GISP is a certified geographic information systems (GIS) professional who has met the minimum standards for ethical conduct and professional practice as established by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI).” (source) But coming from good old Germany I was curious: what is this GISP about? Take a look at this map and you will see my concerns:   Is it a cultural thing or why are most GISPs located in USA? So I asked Justin Cole who works as a Senior GIS Analyst at Monroe County NY to write about being a GISP. Read his answer: Motivation I have been in…

short announcement: TopoToolbox 2: Geomorphometry made easy in MATLAB

< p align=”justify”>Digital elevation models (DEMs) exist today for the entire globe with consistent quality. Improvements in sensors and data processing give a clue that in the future elevation data will be available in even better spatial resolution and accuracy. Discovering the richness of information inherent in DEMs should thus be supported by good software. Here, I want to give a brief account of TopoToolbox 2, the second version of a MATLAB toolbox for exploring and analyzing DEMs. Dirk Scherler from Caltech and I have been working on many changes to the previous version to make TopoToolbox faster, more memory…

short announcement: QGIS 64bit

So I’ve checked our twitter time line this morning and came across this nice little line: @willoxh tweeted that there is a new version of qgis which enables to work with qgis in 64bit mode. For the record: Enabling a programm to work as 64bit version means you increase the possible amount of information in each calculation step as you can adress more memory per calculation step. Additionally you can hold more information in your program. Best example is probably the amount of satellite data you have in your project. Running QGIS in 32bit mode means the program can only…