One of the best ways to ensure that you are using the best available GIS software and geospatial research methods is to stay up-to-date on current trends in geospatial technology. The list below contains links to the top GIS news websites along with descriptions of each site's unique characteristics. These news sites vary slightly in terms of how focused they are on specific aspects of geospatial technology, the level of technical detail provided in their articles, and how frequently new content is published so you may want to visit each to determine which site provide information that is most relevant to your needs and interests.
CityLab is a division of the Atlantic Monthly that features in-depth reporting on issues of urban design, transportation, equity, environment, and life. These issues are inherently spatial, and The CityLab Map page features articles that have a specific focus on maps or geospatial anlaysis.
QGIS Planet is a news aggregator that pulls together articles and posts about QGIS and related open source GIS technologies from a variety of sources so that can be easily browsed and accessed from a single site.