Friday, April 25, 2008
Grass has just released version 6.3 of their free open source GIS. Version 6.3 is the first to work directly with Windows. Up until now, Grass has only supported Unix and Mac. Click here for more information and downloads.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Added the following to our Climate Shift page: Climate Change and Sea Level - Shoreline geomorphology, erosion, deposition, and subsidence, tide range and wave height, engineered structures such as jetties and seawalls, and elevation above sea level are some of the many factors that determine the degree to which a coastal area is susceptible to sea level rise. Of these, elevation data are available for any location of the globe and are very effective in depicting and communicating to the public areas that may be susceptible to sea level rise.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Just added a news item that lists several online geographic learning resources for kids and young adults including tutorials, games, tests and brainteasers. We'll be adding more resources to this page as they become available.
Monday, April 21, 2008
I'm amazed at the growing number of open source and freeware GIS programs and utilities that are becoming available. I've added several to our Free GIS page and will be adding more frequently.
GeoWeb says, "To advance the development of the GeoWeb, we are sponsoring a contest, which is open to all full time students attending an educational institution anywhere in the world. The objective of the contest is to materially advance the development of the GeoWeb." Deadline is May 15, 2008.