Google starts charging for its maps, and an open source alternative -- with support from Microsoft -- begins to challenge Google's dominance.
Dec 29, 2011 MIT Technology Review
The editor of the Antarctic Sun says that while Antarctica has always been viewable in Google Maps, the imagery was "about as sharp as the graphics in Pong." The folks at the Polar Geospatial Center came to the rescue.
Dec 14, 2011 United States Antarctic Program
Two planners with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reveal how they use GIS to coordinate their efforts, using the recent tsunami and earthquake in Japan as an example.
Sep 24, 2011 Directions Magazine
Comparing Seattle to Portland, transportation planner Adam Parast used GIS data to show the most bikeable parts of the city.
Dec 22, 2010 Ballard New Tribune
Ron Ringen has logged more than 1,400 animals for a roadkill project. "I'm almost a fanatic with it," he said. "You get hooked."
Sep 13, 2010 The New York Times
Thomas L. Millette looks back at how far GIS has come, and how it has become an essential tool for urban planning.
Apr 6, 2010 Planning Commissioners Journal
This article from <em>Architect</em> looks at how GIS is integrating itself into the toolbox of architects.
Mar 21, 2010 Architect
Dr. Marc Schlossberg of the University of Oregon developed a series of tools for mobile GIS devices, and set community members loose to use the technology to collect data about their streets and improve their neighborhood livability. Exclusive
Mar 8, 2010 By
Columnist Jeanne Haffner goes hands-on to learn how graphic representation is used in the day-to-day work of planning.
Feb 19, 2010 Next American City
Allison Arieff takes a look at some of the ways GIS and other data-visualization technologies can help to address urban problems.
Feb 4, 2010 NYTimes: Opinionator Blog