This is a meetup group for those in the DC area who like maps, GIS, OpenStreetMap, cartography and anything in between.
Started out of June 2011’s WhereCamp DC, this group aims to keep the DC geo enthusiasts connected to each other for learning and socializing and probably some drinking.
Name your favorite map projects (how can you pick just one???) and then click on the link: http://xkcd.com/977/
Courtesy of Dr. Karen Owen’s slide from the Geo Tech Conference.
“The Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project, Veresion 1 (GRUMPv1) data collection is a valuable resource both for researchers studying human-environmental interactions and for applied users working to address criticial environmental and societal issues. GRUMPv1 consists of eight global data sets: population count grids, population density grids, urban settlement points, urban-extents grids, land/geographic unit area grids, national boundaries, national identifier grids, and coastlines.?
From ArsTechnica: Cell phone records and malaria incidence combined to track the disease’s spread:
From Directions Magazine, “Detection and Monitoring of Wildfires by a Constellation of Small Satellites with Infrared Sensor Systems”:
Please see the article from SmartBlog on Education about VA high school students using GIS: