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Mobile Tool Review: GIS Cloud Mobile Data Collection

GIS Cloud Mobile Data Collection app provides a low-cost and feature-rich alternative to other geographical information system (GIS) collection services and devices.
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Make a Map in a Snap

Sometimes a presentation or paper is just…missing something. Many times, a map, specially tailored to your research, is just what you need. Nearly every aspect of social science research has a geospatial component. From economics to sociology, social sciences study human … Continue reading

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Four (Free) Online GIS Programs

Need a GIS program but don’t have access to ArcGIS for Desktop? Check out four GIS programs available online. You can be using mapping software within minutes! Why GIS? A GIS (geographic information system) allows you to study relationships between … Continue reading

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“I never took a geography class. Can I use GIS?”

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is about making maps, but you do not have to be a geographer to use GIS technology. There are actually many easy-to-use and free applications that will allow you to make maps. It all depends on … Continue reading

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Qualitative Challenge: Is GIS a qualitative research tool?

Earlier this week three of our staff presented NVivo, Google Earth and ArcGIS to a qualitative research methods class in SIS. Our goal was to simply introduce a few software programs that can be helpful for researchers using qualitative methods such as … Continue reading

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Google Earth Pro now available in Hurst lab

The Hurst lab gained a new addition to the family of supported software! Google Earth Pro, an upgraded version of the traditional Google Earth, is now available as a specialty program on one of our machines. Just look for the … Continue reading