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The mystery of tropical deforestation — in two maps

The mystery of tropical deforestation — in two maps | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it

The mystery of tropical deforestation — in two maps - So, more recently, scientists have turned to satellite monitoring to offer a clearer picture of which forests are actually being chopped down. In a new study published in Science, a team of nine researchers — led by Nancy Harris of Winrock International — pored over satellite data and estimated that tropical deforestation accounted for about 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions between 2000 and 2005.

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How to Create your Eye on Earth web maps using ArcGIS Online| BlogPost

How to Create your Eye on Earth web maps using ArcGIS Online| BlogPost | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it

One of the best ways to visualise environmental data is through the use of Web maps. Web maps allow us to layer data on top of maps to better understand the data as it applies to the world we live in.

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Sancor Insurance Signs Esri Enterprise License Agreement

Sancor Insurance implements Esri ELA to provide GIS for risk research, impact assessment, and planning management.
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Thunell: Financing food security: the role of the private sector

Thunell: Financing food security: the role of the private sector | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it

The private sector will key in helping to achieve world food security, but concerted international effort, with leadership from the heads of the G20 countries, will be necessary to coordinate policies

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It's All Connected: Landscape Approaches to Sustainable Development | Perspectives on development

It's All Connected: Landscape Approaches to Sustainable Development | Perspectives on development | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it

We all know that to feed our growing population we need to intensify agriculture production. We need to produce more, sustainably, on less land. We must learn how to take to speed and scale the cultivation of ecosystem services, such as water purification, water retention, soil fertility, carbon sequestration, and coastal protection, and farm in ways that will have a reduced environmental impact.

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Sketching the World's Futures | Geodesign

Sketching the World's Futures | Geodesign | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it
Geospatial experts met at the 2012 GeoDesign Summit to discuss practical methods for implementing geodesign frameworks and technologies.
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A Business Plan for the Planet - The World Bank GIS

A Business Plan for the Planet - The World Bank GIS | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it

At the bank, one of the most important tools for collecting, applying, and sharing data is GIS. We have used GIS operationally since the early 1980s.

The World Bank Institute's Innovation Team has geocoded and mapped more than 30,000 geographic locations for more than 2,500 bank-financed projects worldwide under its Mapping for Results initiative.

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InfoAmazonia mostra a grande floresta como você nunca viu

InfoAmazonia mostra a grande floresta como você nunca viu | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it
Nova plataforma de geolocalização permite mapear reportagens sobre a região e acumular dados de desmatamento, incêndios e mineração.
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Navigating Through the Nebulous Arena of "The Cloud" - Directions Magazine

Navigating Through the Nebulous Arena of "The Cloud" - Directions Magazine | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it
After some years of hype about cloud computing in general, the geospatial technology sector is seeing the emergence of a variety of interesting cloud-based geospatial products and services.
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Researchers map slavery in Brazil | Agência FAPESP

Researchers map slavery in Brazil | Agência FAPESP | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it

The publication, based on extensive research by geographers from Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) and Universidade de São Paulo (USP), characterizes, for the first time, the distribution, movements and types of slave labor in Brazil.

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Sistema de Alerta de Desmatamento (SAD) operacional na plataforma Google Earth Engine — Imazon

Sistema de Alerta de Desmatamento (SAD) operacional na plataforma Google Earth Engine — Imazon | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it

 Os dados e as ferramentas de processamento de imagens de satélites, edição de mapas digitais e validação do mapeamento estão disponibilizadas e rodam nas nuvens de computadores da Google. Isso tem permitido a redução do tempo para pré-processamento, análise e divulgação dos dados, podendo chegar até 50% do tempo para gerar os alertas. 

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Eye on Earth honored as a top sustainable solution at Rio+20

 Eye on Earth network provides tools for creating maps, accessing thousands of readily available maps and datasets, and managing geospatial content. The Eye on Earth platform makes it possible for users to share content with the public and among groups or to use privately.

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Residents of the Nation's Capital Manage Storm Water Projects with Green Up DC | ArcWatch

Residents of the Nation's Capital Manage Storm Water Projects with Green Up DC | ArcWatch | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it
Green Up DC used the ArcGIS API for JavaScript to build an interactive web mapping app that allows citizens to propose and support green projects in Washington, DC.
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Sensors & Systems - Do the NGA cuts mark a failure of the commercial satellite imagery market?

GeoEye received word late last week that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) would be making a significant cut in their 2013 funding...
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A New Satellite Tool Tracks Deforestation

A New Satellite Tool Tracks Deforestation | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it
A new project monitors the felling of forests in Latin America in nearly real time.
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Sustainable agriculture needs integrated solutions - AlertNet

Sustainable agriculture needs integrated solutions - AlertNet | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it

We need the vision and courage to transcend conventional sectoral approaches and apply integrated thinking to the management of agriculture, aquaculture, livestock, forests and water."

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World’s average annual evapotranspiration web map from Esri

World’s average annual evapotranspiration web map from Esri | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it
Most of us understand the hydrologic cycle in terms of the visible paths that water can take: rainstorms, rivers, waterfalls, swamps, etc.  Hydrology takes a different path through a larger volume … (RT @jsteffenson: World’s average annual evapotranspiration...

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Agroforestry: The Next Agricultural Revolution to Feed the World

Agroforestry: The Next Agricultural Revolution to Feed the World | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it
We need to drastically modify global agriculture by incorporating trees into the farming environment. The world stands at a critical juncture in the second decade of the 21st century.
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Better Crop Management Through Geospatial Technology | Upcoming Webinars

Use of remotely-sensed data in agriculture analysis enables making critical decisions to correct issues with the seasonal crop.  Crop analysis such as characteristic definition, health and stress detection, change detection and understanding the effects of environmental factors can all be used to make efficient and valuable decisions in a timely manner.

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Collection of ArcGIS Explorer Online maps | The Marine Cadastre Map Gallery

The Marine Cadastre Map Gallery a collection of ArcGIS Explorer Online maps, enables ocean planners to create custom data viewers by combining authoritative data from the Marine Cadastre Data Registry with more locally relevant web map services.

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InfoAmazonia: A Visual and Graphic Exploration of the World’s Largest Rainforest | ICFJ - International Center for Journalists

InfoAmazonia: A Visual and Graphic Exploration of the World’s Largest Rainforest | ICFJ - International Center for Journalists | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it

 InfoAmazonia, a data and mapping platform focusing on the largest rainforest on the planet, launched on United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20. 

http://infoamazonia.org/#loc=-10.9374813281466,-57.27683904999999,7&map=extractive

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Rio+20 gerou cerca de 700 compromissos que movimentarão US$ 500 bi para o desenvolvimento sustentável - Rio+20

Rio+20 gerou cerca de 700 compromissos que movimentarão US$ 500 bi para o desenvolvimento sustentável - Rio+20 | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it

Entre os compromissos enaltecidos pelos participantes da coletiva, estão:
- os 200 acordos resultantes do Fórum de Sustentabilidade Corporativa da Rio+20, que foram entregues em um documento para Ban Ki-Moon e
- um acordo que prevê que todas as instituições de nível superior do Brasil terão que incluir o tema da sustentabilidade em seus currículos.

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Rio+20: What's changed since the Earth Summit?

Rio+20: What's changed since the Earth Summit? | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it
Find out how our world has changed in the two decades since the UN's landmark environmental summit in Rio.
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Businesses Vital to Rio+20 Success

Businesses Vital to Rio+20 Success | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The UN’s milestone Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development has been keen to invite a broad range of interests to shape the outcome of the summit. This philosophy of inclusion has been championed at the Dialogue Days, at which members of civil society, NGOs, the private sector and other groups have debated a range of topics from sustainable practices in agriculture, to social welfare and poverty, to the state of the oceans.

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