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A coalition of scientists from the United States and Afghanistan today released 60 high-tech maps that will help Afghanistan chart a course for future economic development. These maps represent a milestone as Afghanistan is the first country to be almost completely mapped using hyperspectral imaging data.
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El Lincoln Institute of Land Policy realiza diversas actividades de educación en América Latina, incluyendo cursos a distancia (gratuitos) por Internet. En esta ocasión anuncia los próximos cursos que serán ofrecidos del 1 al 15 de abril de 2014.
El plazo para postular cerrará el 21 de marzo de 2014.
Los enlaces (links) listados a continuación conducen a los sitios de postulación. Allí encontrará los programas de los cursos en los cuales se describen los objetivos, método de trabajo, contenido y cronología de actividades, docente, y los términos de postulación y participación.
Introducción a la valuación de inmuebles
Cobro coactivo del impuesto predial
Principios orientadores del orden jurídico urbano
Financiamiento del desarrollo urbano a través de la contribución de mejoras
Enfoques y políticas frente a la ciudad informal de América Latina
Valoración económica ecológica de activos naturales
Introducción al funcionamiento de los mercados de suelo
Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) en la nube para la gestión de políticas de suelo en grupos
Catastro e información territorial
Gestión del suelo en Grandes Proyectos Urbanos (GPU)
Para consultas y mayor información, por favor dirigirse a:
Miguel Águila (email@example.com) Supervisor de Cursos a Distancia
In order to build resilient societies, policy-makers and the public must have access to the right data and information to inform good decisions. Decisions such as where and how to build safer schools, how to insure farmers against drought, and how to protect coastal cities against future climate impacts. Sharing data and creating open systems promotes transparency, accountability, and ensures a wide range of actors are able to participate in the challenge of building resilience. The Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) aims to reduce the impact of disasters by empowering decisions-makers with better information and the tools to support their decisions.
OpenDRI implements the first policy recommendation of the joint World Bank / UN flagship report, “Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters, the Economics of Effective Prevention,” which establishes the importance of data sharing to reduce vulnerability to disasters. OpenDRI also builds upon the World Bank’s broader Open Data Initiative. OpenDRI is currently implementing these ideas in 25 countries around the world to improve disaster and climate change resilience.
Skybox Imaging empowers global businesses to make better decisions with timely, high fidelity imagery and infinite analytics.
Maps have drastically evolved from their paper ancestors: Once laid out on tables, rolled into tubes, bound into atlases, and folded under passenger seats, maps now live on the screens around us and in our pockets. They are interactive and immersive, filled with points, lines, symbols, and colors that collectively provide us the context to make informed decisions: Where should I go? How should I get there? Where is the opportunity? Who are the stakeholders?
This evolution of maps from the plotter to the Thomas Guide to your smartphone was made possible by the development of new technologies to organize, analyze, and visualize geospatial data. Digital mapping applications like Google Earth and Google Maps have made maps a part of daily life. Open source tools like those being developed at Mapbox promise to accelerate this evolution.
While the means for exploiting data have improved, the value of maps to individuals and businesses has largely been driven by the quality and relevance of their content. The value of geospatial information has continued to grow as satellite imagery and GPS data become increasingly timely and accessible.
A few months ago, Skybox launched (literally) a new source of geospatial data: high-resolution, high-definition video of any point on Earth. Combined with other geospatial content, Skybox video can create new and exciting value for business users.
O Brasil está evoluindo na adoção de Sistemas de Informações Geográficas (GIS) e o ano de 2014 promete ampliar as oportunidades de negócios em alguns segmentos da economia. Atenta às demandas do mercado de geotecnologia, a Imagem, que atua nessa área, acaba de listar as principais tendências sobre o uso dessa tecnologia para esse ano no País
A nearly cloud-free view of Europe, part of a global mosaic of Proba-V images acquired on 9 March.Our green continent is depicted at a resolution of 333 m, with snow capping the peaks of the Pyrenees and Alps bordering Italy.Proba-V is a miniaturised ESA satellite tasked with a full-scale…
The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and cooperation, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols.
FOSS4G has been held all over the world and draws attendees from over 40 countries. Nottingham, England hosted the conference in 2013. In 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA will host FOSS4G’s tenth year.
We love our logo for 2014, you can read about where it came from.
A web-based serial release and outreach program that will educate viewers about the location-based technologies and geospatial information, and the inherent challenges that these technologies pose to privacy, the marketplace, national security, and personal productivity.
...about governmental projects that incorporate crowdsourced data.
The acceptance of volunteered geographic information (VGI – after Goodchild 2007) as a valued and useful source of information for governments at all levels is growing. While the research demonstrate that for many tasks VGI is accurate and reliable enough when compared to official or government produced data sets, the progression towards their adoption and wider use is slow. It is likely the technical, economic and professional standing concerns contribute to the rate of change.
As the World Bank OpenDRI initiative recognised, to build resilient societies, policy-makers and the public must have access to the right data and information to inform good decisions — such as where and how to build safer schools, how to help farmers prepare for a drought, and how to protect coastal cities against future climate impacts. Sharing data and creating open systems promotes transparency, accountability, and ensures a wide range of actors are able to participate in the challenge of building resilience. Within this context, VGI has a role to play and arguably, it will be impossible to achieve the goals without active involvement of local people in data collection and maintenance.
Raytheon has unveiled a new application called VIIRS that provides a similar functionality to Google Earth with the addition of data from advanced weather satellites. From forest fires to tiny phytoplankton in the world's water, the weather satellites help provide a picture of the state of the Earth. The app provides images in countless combinations of visible light imagery, low-light night-time imagery and concentrations of ocean chlorophyll. By mapping the amount and location of phytoplankton, scientists gain valuable insight into the cyclical evolution of the ocean environment. Using the app, users can sweep over storm patterns emerging above Antarctica or zoom in on fishing fleets lined up off the coast of Japan at night.
The map developed by Google engineer Stefano Maggiolo shows the difference between ‘clock time’ and ‘solar time’— a schedule in which the sun is at its highest point in the sky at exactly 12 noon. The map was inspired by Maggiolo’s trip to Spain where he discovered that Madrid's sunset is more than an hour later than that of Naples. This is because of the latitude and earth’s tilt as it moves around the sun causing solar days to vary throughout the year.
The map reveals that the sun rises and sets later in the day than it should in a larger part of the world, with the late places shown in red and the early places in green. Most of Russia is heavily red, but mostly in zones with very scarce population. The exception is St Petersburg, with a discrepancy of two hours.
UN-SPIDER newsletter: Space Technologies in the United NationsUN-SPIDER participates in 13th ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Meeting on Disaster ReliefCall for Experts: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to BhutanKnowledge Portal is now available in SpanishUN-SPIDER presents Knowledge Portal at COPUOS STSC
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UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices: Fifth annual meeting in ViennaUSAID Administrator visits ICIMOD