Apr 092015


This is ESRI’s initiative to allow their members of organization to share their data with the ArcGIS platform and provides a central geospatial data repository for their members of organization.  Now, citizens can find and download data in different formats such as shapefiles, KML, CSV, GeoJSON to use them into their own application.   It  also allows visualization the data through their interactive web browser, which is ArcGIS Web platform,  or mobile device.   It contains thousands of authoritative government open datasets.

See “Getting Started with ArcGIS Open Data and more at here


Feb 242015

This came across through one of my subscription sites regarding a string of lecture sources with video that discuss geography and digital mapping trend.   Several are listed below that you may find of interest.


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Nov 042014

Please join us again to celebrate this year’s GIS day on Nov. 19  at the Fairfax campus.   There will be exciting GIS related activities including presentations, students poster sessions, and metro map competitions organized by the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science.

University Libraries will join the event by demonstrating our new services such as data mining for GIS, visualizing twitter data, and QGIS at the lobby of the Center.

  • Time: 10:00 am -3:00 pm
  • Location: the Center of the Arts
  • Full lunch buffet on site beginning at 12:15 pm

See the detailed program: http://infoguides.gmu.edu/gisday

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Oct 082014

An interdisciplinary team at UNC developed a web site to share data for  Ebola incidences in Liberia with public. Please visit the site,  http://ebolainliberia.org ,  for the data and visualization.  The data is provided by Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare weekly.   Please see more on this project at: http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/tracking-ebola-liberia

See also the maps released by WHO regarding to this incidence.

 Posted by at 12:28 pm