Last week, I launched a redesign of a GIS directory website gisinindia.com. I have had this domain for a long time and was running a wiki site powered by PmWiki. But it was a bit cumbersome to maintain and I didn't want to pay for hosting if I could avoid it. In considering the alternates, I settled on Google Sites. I am sharing my experiences and some tips here for anyone who might want to consider using Google Sites for a directory-like website.
Monday, December 10, 2012
GIS - short for Geographic Information Systems, can be a difficult topic to understand for many people. Though GIS is a complex system, the benefits and uses of GIS are readily applicable to the masses. This article tries to explain the basics of GIS, its nuances, benefits and practical uses for everyone.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
India’s first FOSS4G - India conference was organized on 25-26 October, 2012 at Hyderabad. This was a surprisingly low-profile event and there was very little buzz about it on the internet. I learnt about it just in time to register and make it to the event. Here I am sharing some notes and impressions. (notes are mostly from memory, so please excuse if I missed something)
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
This is the question on minds of all the fresh graduates and people who are seeking a GIS job. Many people have asked me for tips on landing up with a great GIS, remote sensing or mapping job. I am sharing some insights and ideas on how to increase your chance of landing up with an employment.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
GIS is a powerful tool in the hands on NGOs or Non-profit organizations. Mapping used to require a lot of specialized skills and expensive software - but not any more. There are enough inexpensive or free software and cheap hardware that can be used to promote a cause or aid humanitarian efforts. Here are a few pointers for any NGO that is looking to leverage mapping technologies for their cause.