Category Archives: Visualization

Using Tableau to visualize land use change

I was home sick on Wednesday, so while I was on the couch I decided to dive into Tableau Public, a free desktop visualization tool. At IERP, we use Tableau for some of our public dashboards. Other than some minor … Continue reading

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Bizarre GeoServer WMS rendering possibly due to ArcGIS handling of PostGIS data

I just submitted a problem to the OpenGeo support forum regarding an unusual bug I’ve discovered in GeoServer. Multipart polygon geometries are producing “unintentional art” when rendered through GeoServer. Several GIS data sets that have been brought into PostGIS using … Continue reading

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Beach erosion in Ocean City

While not as hard hit as the towns near Seaside Heights, Ocean City felt the effects of Sandy and is still in the process of cleanup. Back in July, I took a Gigapan photo of the Ocean City beach from … Continue reading

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Changing Landscapes: A Million Little Tiles

The New Jersey Land Change Viewer, the online component of the Changing Landscapes research project required the generation of approximately one million map tiles. These tiles needed to be served quickly – the online viewer is meant to make the … Continue reading

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Changing Landscapes: Brainstorming

Back in June, the New Jersey DEP Bureau of GIS released the 2007 Land Use/Land Cover data. The data was released in record time, just slightly over 3 years from the aerial photography date. We felt that we needed to … Continue reading

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Release of “Changing Landscapes in the Garden State”

The last month has literally been a blur as we’ve worked to get the data for the report together and then into a series of interactive, animated web maps that show the progression of urban change over 21 years. Continue reading

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Script: Geotagged Photos to GIS

I think it’s somewhat ridiculous that ArcGIS Explorer has the ability to add geotagged photos to the map, but ArcGIS Desktop doesn’t have a built-in means of recognizing geotagged photos. Continue reading

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Steven Johnson giving a brief talk on John Snow’s map

Steven Johnson, author of The Ghost Map, gave a 10 minute talk at TED on the 1854 cholera outbreak in London. Steven Johnson’s take on the outbreak is an amazing read. If you have just a passing interest in geography … Continue reading

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The Advent of All-knowing Point Maps

Using Google Maps isn’t what’s important. Making sure your map delivers its intended message is essential. Continue reading

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Web Mapping featured on Rowan’s homepage

Currently on Rowan’s homepage is an article on the Geography Department‘s work on bring GIS to the greater university community. The article focuses on our recent web mapping work; specifically the Land Use Change viewer and NJ State Atlas.  I’m … Continue reading

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