El Grupo de Investigación en el Manejo de la Información (GIMI) de la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, ha realizado una comparación sobre software libre SIG, basada en las métricas de calidad definidas en el estándar ISO 9126-3.
New to the geospatial community and want to know who to follow? We recently dove into a powerful new tool called LittleBird to find out. And, in keeping with our open source roots, we thought we’d share our findings with the greater community.
This Dynamic Planet: Illustrating “Why GIS?”by Joseph Kerski on December 13, 2013 One of my all time favorite maps is that from the USGS and the Smithsonian Institution entitled This Dynamic Planet, which shows the world’s major impact craters, volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate boundaries. Not only is the content fascinating, but the forms that this map and data come in provide an excellent illustration for the advantage that a web-based GIS has over paper maps and static digital maps.
O cruzamento entre os dados da Unidade do Cadastro Predial e do INE vai permitir ao governo, a partir de 2014, começar a trabalhar para clarificar os direitos de propriedade em Cabo Verde.
A afirmação foi proferida, esta manhã, no ato de apresentação da base georeferênciada do INE, pelo Ministro da Habitação e Ordenamento do Território, que recorda que em Cabo Verde há quase o dobro da extensão territorial em registos de propriedade.
More great Google Earth resources for teachersLast month we shared some great tips for you on how to use Google Earth in academic settings as the school year was kicking off. Rich Treves at Google Earth Design has taken it further and launched a new site dedicated to this area called GEforTeachers.com.
The web has changed so many things that we can be forgiven for developing callouses on whatever part of our brain controls amazement. But reminisce for a moment, back to a time when you had to buy maps, pay for directions, and if you wanted to create new views of the world, you needed access to some combination of patience, mathematical expertise, and expensive technology. Unlike writing – which has been open source since Gutenberg – making awesome maps has long been a game for the mathematical elite. Google changed many of those rules, and D3 has broken all the rest.
About: Spatial thinking is an activity that we do throughout our lives and across many settings, to understand problems and seek solutions. The practice can be so automatic that it becomes deceptively obvious, but when it is not done carefully, it can lead to chaos and confusion. In this brief and accessible guide, we see how spatial concepts help us think across the geographies of our life spaces, physical and social spaces, and intellectual space. This volume draws from knowledge of the Natural Research Council, as well as from many scholars and educators with expertise in this topic. Spatial thinking may be particularly essential within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, but the practice is also fundamental to the knowledge, skills, and practices of geographers. This book will help you understand what spatial thinking is, how it works, and why it is important for the world. As an important part of everyone’s living experience, spatial thinking is a form of learning how to learn.
The People's Guide to Spatial Thinking by Diana Stuart Sinton with Sarah Bednarz, Phil Gersmehl, Robert Kolvoord, and David Uttal.
The FAOdata portal is an innovative web-based platform that brings together statistics, maps and pictures (and soon documents) on nutrition, food and agriculture from throughout FAO, providing easy access, a powerful search engine and data...
Desde el lanzamiento de ArcInfo en 1982 hasta Torque de cartoDB en 2013, ha habido una clara evolución en los SIG. La visualización de datos geográficos es cada vez más sencilla y accesible a cualquier persona.