Friday, April 25, 2008

Grass Open Source GIS 6.3 Released

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

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Maps

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

GIS and Cartographic Resources for Kids and Young Adults

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

Open Source GIS and Tools

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 2008 Student Competition

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.

GIS News Added

In the past, GIS and cartographic news was posted here and there within the MapCruzin website. It is now posted and updated on one page,