Web Mapping: An Introduction

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The term “Web mapping” constitutes both the technology and art of sharing maps on the Internet.

The simplest Internet-based maps are static, such as images (i.e., jpegs or tiffs) that do not allow users to change the components, extent, or appearance of the map. These maps are the easiest and simplest to share because all that is required is placing the image on a Web server and telling others where to find it. At the opposite end of the …

How to Geotag and Display Pictures in Google Earth

example of a georeference image in Google Earth

Geotag Your Pictures in Google Earth

Have you ever wished you could show people where on a map your photographs were taken? Wouldn’t it be great if you could use a computer-based mapping program to do this? Well, you can. With Google Earth, a digital camera and an inexpensive GPS receiver, you can create and display picture locations, and with a little typing you can add pictures and descriptive text that will display when you click on the picture’s location. …

Building a Web-Based Forest Management Enterprise Information System with ESRI’s ArcGIS Server

By Mindia Brown, Virginia Department of Forestry

Local and state government entities are moving more of their products and applications to the Web to facilitate improved public access to information as well as to encourage more efficient data collection and analysis capabilities to support the day-to-day mandates of government entities. This article summarizes how the Virginia Department of Forestry is using ArcGIS server to support data collection from local foresters.

There are more than 15 million acres of forest land …