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The Role of ArcGIS Online | The GEO-Jobe Blog

The Role of ArcGIS Online | The GEO-Jobe Blog | DigitalRural | Scoop.it

This article explains what questions the introduction of ArcGIS Online raised and how those questions eluded to the understanding of what role ArcGIS Online will play.

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Esri UC Plenary Session Highlights | Esri International User Conference

Esri UC Plenary Session Highlights | Esri International User Conference | DigitalRural | Scoop.it

Where geography makes a difference

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Charting the Unknown - Manual - | Harvard BLAD_screen.pdf

 How Computer Mapping at Harvard became GIS

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Geodesign Process in New Esri Press Book

Steinitz' framework is shaped by a set of six key questions he developed while analyzing and refining the geodesign process: How should the study area be described? How does the study area function? Is the current study area working well? How might the study area be altered? What difference might the changes cause? How should the study area be changed?
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I/O 2012: Google Maps now available in offline mode

I/O 2012: Google Maps now available in offline mode | DigitalRural | Scoop.it

According to a Google blogpost users can download the latest version of the app in Google Play, then select and save a region of a map from more than 150 countries for use offline. There is also the option of saving up to six large metro areas on your Android smartphone......


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iPad Application Aids Map-Based Crop Reporting

iPad Application Aids Map-Based Crop Reporting | DigitalRural | Scoop.it
Great American Insurance used the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS to build a mobile iPad app that allowed agents to verify crop and common land unit agriculture information.
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Defining Open | GIS

It's a deceptively simple question. Open is a term that's thrown around in the GIS industry and in the technology industry in general: open systems versus open source; open source versus open standards; open standards versus open specifications. This can quickly become confusing. To clear up some of this confusion, this article explains the differences between open technologies, how they are related, and how they relate to ArcGIS and the GIS industry. Fortunately, every variation on the open theme can be placed into one of three categories: open source, open data, or open systems.

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What's new in the upcoming release | ArcGIS Resource Center

What's new in the upcoming release | ArcGIS Resource Center | DigitalRural | Scoop.it
New functionality in ArcGIS Explorer Desktop build 2012 will include portability, improved presentation capabilities, intergrated ArcGIS Online search, table views and more.
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Crowd Cartography | IFPRI Insights Magazine

Crowd Cartography | IFPRI Insights Magazine | DigitalRural | Scoop.it

Geo-Wiki incorporates current maps into the Google Earth platform. Where the maps agree, the matter is considered settled. Where they disagree, the “crowd” steps in. Volunteers select a point on the map to review. By examining satellite images or drawing on firsthand knowledge of the area, they resolve the discrepancy. In addition, a Geo-Wiki application for mobile telephones lets people on the ground take a picture that can be uploaded to Geo-Wiki along with GPS and orientation information.

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Agricultural capability of soils web maps now on ArcGIS Online | ArcGIS Resource Center

Agricultural capability of soils web maps now on ArcGIS Online | ArcGIS Resource Center | DigitalRural | Scoop.it
Two new web map applications showing agricultural capability for the Soils of the United States are now on ArcGIS Online: Agricultural Capability of Soils and Agricultural Capability of Soils with Prime Farmland.
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Just What is ArcGIS Online for Organizations? - All Points Blog

Here are just some of the ways Esri describes ArcGIS Online for Organizations (AGOLO)

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Farm-forest mix may keep species diverse |Futurity.org –

Farm-forest mix may keep species diverse |Futurity.org – | DigitalRural | Scoop.it

“Reducing pressure from population growth and consumption are crucial for achieving sustainability,” Karp says. “But we also need to start thinking about making smarter societies—in which we can grow food and preserve ecosystem services and species at the same time.”

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Global Crop Diversity Trust | A Foundation for Food Security

Global Crop Diversity Trust | A Foundation for Food Security | DigitalRural | Scoop.it

If there is one thing that gets no respect, it’s fertilizer. There is less serious talk about it than any other topic of legitimate and significant concern to world food security.

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Major commercial Earth observation merger announced

Major commercial Earth observation merger announced | DigitalRural | Scoop.it
One of the things that has transformed and is transforming many industries is the availability of high resolution digital satellite photography. This used to be a government preserve, primarily defence.
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A stepwise framework for developing REDD+ reference levels | CIFOR

A stepwise framework for developing REDD+ reference levels | CIFOR | DigitalRural | Scoop.it

The availability and quality of data should determine the methods used to develop reference levels.

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New Tools planning of the next century | TCDDM

New Tools planning of the next century  | TCDDM | DigitalRural | Scoop.it

This presentation is about the planning tools of the next century. New Urbanism and Smart Growth concepts have been widely embraced for redevelopment and new growth areas. 

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Feeding the world: Can global crop production meet future demands? - A story map presented by Esri

Feeding the world: Can global crop production meet future demands? - A story map presented by Esri | DigitalRural | Scoop.it
Fact 1: Close to a third of U.S. adults are obese. Fact 2: Almost 90% of people with newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes are overweight. County maps reflect the close links between these key public health challenges.
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Speaking out on sustainable development: Rio+20 in quotes

Speaking out on sustainable development: Rio+20 in quotes | DigitalRural | Scoop.it
Many have criticised the Rio+20 summit as a vague talkfest with a outcome document that fails to achieve much at all.
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Modules: Building farmer knowledge with rebuilt soils

Module Estoyo was once so degraded that rain could hardly wash away topsoil, already worn away by decades of farming. But CIMMYT Socioeconomist Dagoberto Flo...
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Engenharia Rural da UFSM libera aplicativo para AP e Geoprocessamento | LINK FLORESTAL - FOREST GIS :

Engenharia Rural da UFSM libera aplicativo para AP e Geoprocessamento | LINK FLORESTAL - FOREST GIS : | DigitalRural | Scoop.it

O Sistema de Tecnologia Móvel do CR Campeiro7 aplicado a Agricultura de Precisão, desenvolvido para a plataforma Android, compreende rotinas de mapeamento e cálculos de áreas, registro de coordenadas geográficas de pontos, linhas e polígonos em arquivos texto, estruturação e edição de malha de amostragem, localização de pontos amostrais georreferenciados, registro georreferenciado de atributos qualitativos e quantitativos em banco de dados Sqlite, com a possibilidade de integração com a API do Google Maps.

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INPE Train African Experts on Satellite Forest Monitoring | UN-REDD Newsletter 29 --

INPE Train African Experts on Satellite Forest Monitoring | UN-REDD Newsletter 29 -- | DigitalRural | Scoop.it
The UN-REDD Programme teamed up with Brazil's Space Agency (INPE) to run a two-week intensive training programme on the use of remote sensing data for forest monitoring in Tanzania and Zambia.
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Mapping African Agriculture | IFPRI Insights Magazine

Mapping African Agriculture | IFPRI Insights Magazine | DigitalRural | Scoop.it

 MAPPR divides the continent into 10-kilometer by 10-kilometer squares, allowing users to home in on any one of 300,000 squares or to summarize indicator values for all squares in a specified watershed, agroecological zone, or market area. There are currently map layers for more than 100 indicators, including population density, poverty, rainfall, crop harvested areas, and travel time to market. MAPPR allows users to combine indicators from multiple layers to produce customized maps, charts, and tables.

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Google vs everyone: an epic war on many fronts

Google vs everyone: an epic war on many fronts | DigitalRural | Scoop.it
Google celebrated day one of Google I/O 2012 conference with a slew of new products and more announcements.
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Novo plano agrícola prevê R$ 115 bilhões em recursos - 28/06/2012 | Folha de S.Paulo - Mercado -

Novo plano agrícola prevê R$ 115 bilhões em recursos - 28/06/2012 | Folha de S.Paulo - Mercado - | DigitalRural | Scoop.it
O governo federal lançou nesta quinta-feira (28) o Plano Agrícola e Pecuário voltado à agricultura empresarial para a safra 2012/2013.
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A Vintage Look at 'Modern Map Making' in the 1940s - Atlantic Mobile

The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life on the official site of The Atlantic Magazine.
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