Grich's World of GIS

Comments on ArcGIS and the industry

Location: Portland, Oregon

I have been in the Geographic Information Systems industry since graduating with a BS in Geography from Portland State Univ in 1994. Geography is COOL!

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Map of Iraqi elections

Great map from Patrick Raffini showing Iraq election results in each region.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Geography Bee

The National Geographic Geography Bee is starting up again. The qualifying rounds will be taking place all over, and the national competition will be on May 24-25. Follow along at their website. Take the on-line Bee quiz.

GIS User's Best of the Year

GIS User, which I have linked on the left, mostly regurgitates industry news and press releases. But that's not all it does and here are some of the better articles and services that they covered this last year, picked by the editor:
Geobase. If you are interested in geomatics initiatives in Canada, where GIS all started in the 60s.
A look at the design process at getting a map of Canada on the new $100 bill.
A guide to getting free USGS data.
A great article on how students used GIS to study cemetaries. The field of NecroGeography.
The roll of geospatial portals and infrastructure.
Also an article on Presidential election mapping resources.
Check it out.