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Where can journalists get GIS data?

Clem Henrikson, senior marketing analyst of the Environmental Research Social Institute (ESRI), the GIS market leader states: “When you use a computer to map you need data because if the user doesn’t have data the computer won’t have anything to show, it’s such an obvious statement that t so often gets overlooked.” “In the 21st…

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What GIS software should journalists use?

There is no shortage of GIS software available to journalists whether desktop applications or online variants, free and proprietary, and ranging in the depth of analysis capability and in complexity. The industry standard is Environmental Social Research Institute’s (ESRI) ArcGIS and it is the most sophisticated GIS software available on your desktop and the favourite…

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An academic study into the use of GIS in Journalism

This blog post explores; background to the study; spatial analysis; the important of spatial analysis to the journalist; what a geographic information system (GIS) is; the emergence of GIS in journalism; the emergence of data journalism; proprietary and open source GIS; the threat of web mapping services to GIS; other GIS issues; proprietary and open…

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The EU Common Agricultural Policy – A Fairy Story?

In May 2013 member states of the EU met to discuss reforms to the Common Agricultural £57.5 billion budget.Here I look into the current winners and losers of the system and whether reform is needed. Hopefully the article will give you a better understanding of how the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) operated before reform was agreed…