Tag: GIS

How GIS affects your everyday life

How GIS affects your everyday life

General, Industry, News
Do you wonder how spatial information affects your life? Do you find yourself questioning yourself whether GIS is very important? You don’t have to be a GIS professional to observe how location is integrated to almost everything in the modern day. Below are several ways how GIS can impact your life. A few years back, geo-technology was not appreciated well enough in Kenya. However, that is not the case anymore. Geospatial knowledge is now being used as the key to unlock how we understand our environment in very many ways. From the basics to specialization, tools to techniques GIS can greatly impact your life even without you knowing. GIS information or data being used as evidence in a court of law is a great example. Although digitally produced information does not hold water in cour
The Geo-Interview 2016 Series : Dr. Kenneth Mubea

The Geo-Interview 2016 Series : Dr. Kenneth Mubea

Interviews
Lets start with something basic.Tell us about yourself? Dr. Mubea’s background is in Geomatic engineering, GIS and Remote Sensing. He has work experience as a professional trainer and expert in geospatial applications. He holds a PhD in remote sensing and GIS from University of Bonn, Germany. (more…)
RASTER DATA: The Python developers’ playing ground

RASTER DATA: The Python developers’ playing ground

Data, Learning GIS, Opensource, Tutorial
In your Geospatial python scripting endeavors, you are more than likely to manipulate various GIS raster data formats. Basically raster data is a combination of valued cells organized in rows and columns. It is this difference in resolution compared to other digital images that allows Python to exploit information that is very important in analysis of raster images. For example, the various bands of a multi-band image vary in wavelength which gives a developer the ability to extract very meaningful information. Scientific computation algorithms have now matured enough to process all GIS raster data formats that are currently available. Below are the raster data formats that you can process using Python programming language: TIFF (GeoTIFF) TIFF stands for Tagged Image File Form...
The future of GIS – A Personal Note

The future of GIS – A Personal Note

General, Industry
Geospatial Information Systems have become a must have for organizations, institutions and individuals in the different industries around the globe. This is evident and also fact that in the modern day working environments, every organization or individual wants to be the best.Depending on the tools used in your organizations, there exist workflow that acts as your charm(Software). What works in one field might not necessarily work in the other, if you understand the dynamics of work execution procedures. Either using a software directly or customizing existing platforms to suite your organization, all these are efforts to make your work more efficient and effective at the end of the day. So is GIS your good friend today. (more…)