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Viva la Resolution!

We look at the impact of resolution on raster data. More often than not, the first question asked when dealing with raster data is, “What’s the resolution?”.  Here, resolution refers to the size of each grid cell, or, if we’re talking about imagery, each pixel.  Since each grid cell is a square, we can further…

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Some labels are better than others

In this post we look at some clever contour labelling to make your maps sparkly with masking. We’ve been talking about map making in the GIS courses recently, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.  Making effective maps to communicate your analysis results is an essential GIS skill.  In one class we were looking…

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