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Change in blog server address

It’s been a year since the last post here. We have had some issues with the old blog server and now moved to a brand new blog server that is maintained by Furman C&IS folks. It should be faster and better now. The new address is:

Great Wal(Mart) of America

Some great flash animation and cool data set to go with to study the spread of WalMart across America is available from the following two websites.

Flash Animation of WalMart Growth

If you like what you see there, check out the following website for a report and the data associated with this.

“Diffusion of Wal-Mart […]

Census Atlas of the United States

This is a good resource for a lot of us who use census data in our classes or in our research.  Whole atlas is available in digital format (PDF).  The description as shown on the census website is below.

“We are pleased to present the complete content, in PDF format, of the recently published Census […]

Republican Caucus in Iowa

Here is the results from the Iowa caucus in map form.

Click on the map to see the detailed breakdown of votes.

Posted by: Suresh Muthukrishnan

G I Yes – Let the Festivities begin…

I am sure all GIS folks, especially the Mac fans will get a laugh out of this video…

National Weather Data Available in GIS formats

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) produces and distributes weather related data through their National Weather Service website.  One can download a variety of GIS data from this site.  My Favorite is the precipitation data.

All data can be viewed as well as downloaded for use later.

Posted by: Suresh Muthukrishnan


Bugaboo fire captured by NASA satellite

In this satellite image taken on 11th May 2007, one can see the Bugaboo fire as well as our first tropical storm Andrea.  Click on the image or the link below to read more and get a more detailed satellite image.

Bugaboo fire in GA/FL

Posted by: Suresh Muthukrishnan


Windows Live Writer – simplest blog writer.

I have been using windows live writer for few months and I love it.  Before I discovered this program, I was using the web based WordPress blog editor.  It was terribly slow to respond and you have to be online to work on it.  Since most of us would be working on these blog entries […]

GIS Jobs from around the world by Location

The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse website shows list of available jobs.  The unique thing about this is they appropriately use GIS to show where exactly the job is located.  They use Google Maps API to show the locations of the job. 

Now find where you want to live and then look for a job […]

Google Earth on Simpsons

I came across this on the Internet.  Even The Simpsons know how cool Google Earth is.  This seem like a great way to end the week after such a great Google Earth workshop.  Have a good weekend!

Posted by: Suresh Muthukrishnan