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Mainland Portuguese Municipalities WebGIS (v2) - ArcGIS Online Webmap

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Second version of the Mainland Portuguese municipalities WebGIS webmap (01/02/2013), obtained after compiling various information sources of public web GIS mapping of the Continental Portuguese municipalities.

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The implementation of an Enterprise Geographical Information System to support Cadastre and Expropriation activities.

The implementation of an Enterprise Geographical Information System to support Cadastre and Expropriation activities. | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

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The processes of mobilization of land for infrastructures of public and private domain are developed according to proper legal frameworks and systematically confronted with the impoverished national situation as regards the cadastral identification and regularization, which leads to big inefficiencies, sometimes with very negative impact to the overall effectiveness.

 

This project report describes Ferbritas Cadastre Information System (FBSIC) project and tools, which in conjunction with other applications, allow managing the entire life-cycle of Land Acquisition and Cadastre, including support to field activities with the integration of information collected in the field, the development of multi-criteria analysis information, monitoring all information in the exploration stage, and the automated generation of outputs. The benefits are evident at the level of operational efficiency, including tools that enable process integration and standardization of procedures, facilitate analysis and quality control and maximize performance in the acquisition, maintenance and management of registration information and expropriation (expropriation projects). Therefore, the implemented system achieves levels of robustness, comprehensiveness, openness, scalability and reliability suitable for a structural platform.

 

The resultant solution, FBSIC, is a fit-for-purpose cadastre information system rooted in the field of railway infrastructures.

 

FBSIC integrating nature of allows: to accomplish present needs and scale to meet future services; to collect, maintain, manage and share all information in one common platform, and transform it into knowledge; to relate with other platforms; to increase accuracy and productivity of business processes related with land property management.

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Fernando Gil's master thesis: "The implementation of an Enterprise Geographical Information System to support Cadastre and Expropriation activities." published at ISEGI/NOVA digital library site (http://hdl.handle.net/10362/13786)

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Fernando Gil's master thesis: "The implementation of an Enterprise Geographical Information System to support Cadastre and Expropriation activities." published at ISEGI/NOVA digital library site (http://hdl.handle.net/10362/13786)

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Similarity-Based Multiple Kernel Learning Algorithms for Classification of Remotely Sensed Images

"Multiple kernel learning (MKL) algorithms are proposed to address the problems associated with kernel selection of the kernel-based classification algorithms. Using a group of kernels rather than one single kernel, the MKL algorithms aim to provide better classification efficiency. This paper presents new similarity-based MKL algorithms to classify remote-sensing images. These algorithms find the optimal combination of kernels by maximizing the similarity between a combination of kernels and an ideal kernel. In this framework, we initially introduced three similarity measures to be used: kernel alignment, norm of kernel difference, and Hilbert-Schmidt independence criterion. Then, we proposed to solve the optimization problems of the MKL algorithm associated with each similarity measure adopting heuristic and convex optimization methods. The performances of the proposed algorithms were compared with a single kernel support vector machines as well as other MKL algorithms for classifying the features extracted from the high-resolution and hyperspectral images. The results demonstrated that the similarity-based MKL algorithms performed better than other algorithms, especially when their optimization problems were solved using the convex optimization methods or when few training samples were available. Moreover, when the optimization problems of these algorithms were solved using the heuristic optimization methods, they were able to yield acceptable performances and were faster than other MKL algorithms."
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Climate Change Effects Explained in Maps - GIS Geography

Climate Change Effects Explained in Maps - GIS Geography | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
We hear it so much that we don’t really hear it. Climate change.

…But climate change is a real and serious issue.

The climate has changed throughout history. Most of these changes were caused because of variations in the Earth’s orbit.

97% of scientists agree that climate change is not caused by Earth’s orbit but human activity.

Today, climate change is characterized with an abrupt increase in average temperature. rising sea levels, warming oceans and shrinking ice sheets adds to the evidence.
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Satellite remote sensing of ecosystem functions: opportunities, challenges and way forward (PDF Download Available)

Satellite remote sensing of ecosystem functions: opportunities, challenges and way forward (PDF Download Available) | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Societal, economic and scientific interests in knowing where biodiversity is, how it is faring and what can be done to efficiently mitigate further biodiversity loss and the associated loss of ecosystem services are at an all-time high. So far, however, biodiversity monitoring has primarily focused on structural and compositional features of ecosystems despite growing evidence that ecosystem functions are key to elucidating the mechanisms through which biological diversity generates services to humanity. This monitoring gap can be traced to the current lack of consensus on what exactly ecosystem functions are and how to track them at scales beyond the site level. This contribution aims to advance the development of a global biodiversity monitoring strategy by proposing the adoption of a set of definitions and a typology for ecosystem functions, and reviewing current opportunities and potential limitations for satellite remote sensing technology to support the monitoring of ecosystem functions worldwide. By clearly defining ecosystem processes, functions and services and their interrelationships, we provide a framework to improve communication between ecologists, land and marine managers, remote sensing specialists and policy makers, thereby addressing a major barrier in the field.
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My Road to Pro: A guide to getting up and running with ArcGIS Pro in a ‘Redlands Minute’ | ArcGIS Blog

My Road to Pro: A guide to getting up and running with ArcGIS Pro in a ‘Redlands Minute’ | ArcGIS Blog | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Learning any new software can be a daunting task, especially in a field as technical as GIS – “With great power comes…. a certain level of complication.” After years of practice perfecting your workflows in ArcMap, initially hearing about Esri’s latest in GIS tech, ArcGIS Pro, may not have piqued your interest. However, over the past few years as more and more people have started using and evangelizing this new and improved desktop GIS, you may have found yourself, like many others, with a slightly altered opinion!
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Portugal Wildfires - Sentinel Playground

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Sentinel Playground application for playing with Sentinel satellite imagery
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GeoWrap: Drones revolutionizing agriculture; satellite control center in Azerbaijan and more - Geospatial World

GeoWrap: Drones revolutionizing agriculture; satellite control center in Azerbaijan and more - Geospatial World | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
3rd National Summit on 100 Smart Cities India kicks off in New Delhi India: The 3rd National Summit on 100 Smart Cities India 2017 kicked off in New Delhi on Friday. The conference featured designated heads of municipalities, urban-city planners, researchers, academicians, engineers and consultants…(Read more) DARPA Assured Autonomy seeks to guarantee safety of learning-enabled autonomous …
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How Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Works - GIS Geography

How Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Works - GIS Geography | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Start with a sphere or ellipsoid because that is the true form of the Earth. Peel it like an orange evenly into sixty segments called “zones”.

Flatten each one of these zones.

What’s the result?

It’s the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection!
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GAEZ: Global Agro-Ecological Zones

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have developed the Agro-Ecological Zones (AEZ) methodology over the past 30 years for assessing agricultural resources and potential. Rapid developments in information technology have produced increasingly detailed and manifold global databases, which made the first global AEZ assessment possible in 2000. Since then global AEZ assessments have been performed every few years. With each update of the system, the issues addressed, the size of the database, and the number of results have multiplied
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Crops in space and time - a satellite derived crop map for the UK

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To the traveller, though relatively small, the United Kingdom is a topographically diverse island with population centres interspersed by the familiar
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Taxi Cab Terrain

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Each year, millions of New York City Yellow Cabs are hailed and jumped into. Passengers from all over the city are transported to other places all over the city. Sometimes it's just one person and sometimes a host of riders piles in. They pay their fare, decide a tip amount, and go on with their day.
But the glorious massiveness of this data means that when visualized in aggregate there is an emergent quality to cab rides that paints with a brush loaded with more than just transportation information.
Let's have a look at th
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What makes ArcGIS Pro so… ‘Pro’? | ArcGIS Blog

What makes ArcGIS Pro so… ‘Pro’? | ArcGIS Blog | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
I think I can speak for all members of the ArcGIS Pro team when I say, one of the most common questions we get is “What is so special about ArcGIS Pro?”  In the moment, it is pretty easy to rattle off the top few things that come to mind, but this really doesn’t do Pro due justice. There are so many things that are already special and the list is only growing.

We wanted to compile a list of some things we think are advancements in ArcGIS Pro. We know the list isn’t exhaustive by any means, but that’s where you come in! Please leave a comment below letting us know what you think is an advancement in Pro.

We asked the Desktop development team to contribute their ideas. Here is the list!
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Copernicus in Action: 70 Applications for the User Uptake of Europe’s EO Programme - AZO - Space of Innovation

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The first ESA hardcover book on Earth observation (EO) dedicated to Copernicus idea competitions, in partnership with AZO, is now also available online. “Copernicus in Action” features 70 innovativ
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Free GIS Datasets - Categorised List, by Robin Wilson

This page contains a categorised list of links to over 300 sites providing freely available geographic datasets - all ready for loading into a Geographic Information System.

We have links to everything from arctic permafrost maps to gridded population data - simply scroll through the list, or use the dropdown menus above to jump to a specific section of interest. See the FAQ for more information on the what, who, how and why of the list.
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Working with Fonts and Sprites: Being Creative with Esri Vector Tiles | ArcGIS Blog

Working with Fonts and Sprites: Being Creative with Esri Vector Tiles | ArcGIS Blog | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Vector Tile Layers are used to create multi-scale maps that are efficient, high-resolution and customizable. Since they became available the Esri Living Atlas Content Team has built vector tile versions of most of our traditional basemaps, plus some new ones. And we had the opportunity to play around with them as well!
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95. SLAM - Geospatial Robotics Explained

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This weeks post sets out to briefly explain one of the most exciting and/or frightening advances (depending on how you look at it) taking place in the
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Live Cyber-Location Intelligence | Trajectory Magazine

Live Cyber-Location Intelligence | Trajectory Magazine | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
By 2020 the worldwide number of wirelessly interconnected devices (such as smart home appliances, connected cars, and wearables) is predicted to reach 5.4 billion. While the Internet of Things (IoT) brings unprecedented information into our homes and hands, it also creates a plethora of poorly guarded targets for nefarious actors. The type and scope of modern cyber attacks is wide, and vigilance is necessary to limit damage and to discourage criminal web behavior.

San Francisco-based intelligence firm the Norse Corporation delivers live attack intelligence that helps its customers block attacks, uncover hidden breaches, and track threats emerging around the globe.
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Copernicus Academy Network: a cornerstone to build skills for sustainability, growth and jobs

Copernicus Academy Network: a cornerstone to build skills for sustainability, growth and jobs | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Back in the 15th century, the region of Silesia had a thriving copper mining industry and the ore inspired the names of many things in the area, including surnames. A genius born in a small village of Silesia carried his surname into fame as his ideas changed the world. The man was Nicolaus Copernicus. It is remarkable to think that a man who lived in a world where people couldn't even dream of space travel restructured the model of the universe using the sheer power of his imagination.
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GNSS Positioning

Nowadays, GNSS receivers have scores – and often hundreds – of channels, enabling them to track GPS, Glonass, Galileo and Compass signals simultaneously. The whole workflow from satellite tracking to calculating the coordinates of the position in a preferred reference system can be conducted automatically in real time. The price of GNSS receivers has dropped steadily since the first GPS receivers came onto the commercial market in 1982. In conjunction with the latest product survey results for GNSS receivers (available at www.geo‑matching.com), the author puts today’s GNSS status and features in perspective.
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AuGeo: An Augmented Reality App for your ArcGIS Data | ArcGIS Blog

AuGeo: An Augmented Reality App for your ArcGIS Data | ArcGIS Blog | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
AuGeo, latin for ‘augmented’, is an Esri Labs initiative to explore the possibilities of using ArcGIS data in an augmented reality environment. Available to ArcGIS users for free in the iTunes and Google Play stores, the AuGeo mobile app allows you to easily bring data from your existing ArcGIS point feature layers into an augmented reality mobile app.
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What's New in the Pre-Incident Planning Solution

In the next installment of our Fire and Emergency Services webinar series, we will provide an update on what is new with our suite of Pre-Incident Plannin
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Producing a Story Map in Multiple Languages | ArcGIS Blog

Producing a Story Map in Multiple Languages | ArcGIS Blog | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Authors sometimes need to publish a story map in more than one language to effectively reach everyone in their intended audience. For example, employees of governments with two official languages may be required to publish content in both languages. Below is a Map Tour created by the National Capital Commission in Ottawa (available in English and French). Readers can click the link in the top right to load the story in the other language.
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ArcGIS Powers Mutual Aid Resource Planning to Improve Community Preparedness by Chris McIntosh and Bob Greenberg

ArcGIS Powers Mutual Aid Resource Planning to Improve Community Preparedness by Chris McIntosh and Bob Greenberg | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Imagine a small town that has just suffered a significant natural disaster. It is almost always the case that the town will need to reach out to other jurisdictions to get help in the form of people and resources to respond effectively to the incident. To prepare for this common scenario, emergency managers need to develop a response strategy that identifies the resources they need and reveals where they will face shortfalls. Many emergency managers today use the Threat Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (THIRA) process to do just that, but when they do, the result is often a paper report in a binder or a static digital document that they have to dig out during an emergency.
 
Many of those same emergency managers also have access to an ArcGIS mapping platform that enables them to obtain rapid situational awareness of what is occurring during an incident—in near real time. Configured to provide essential elements of information (EEI), the system helps them understand things like the location of power outages, road status, and shelter status—all of which are very useful for identifying necessary resources and deploying them (see the National Information Sharing Consortium's [NISC] guidance on EEI's.
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IoT and the Move to Open Source GIS

In my 15 years in the geospatial industry, I’ve seen our industry respond to certain trends and take the lead in others. As with most industries, we regarded the Cloud with a certain amount of suspicion and trepidation – after all, many companies’ geospatial data is their “ace in the hole” and they initially felt better and safer keeping it on premise, on their desktops or on servers. Eventually they realized that this led to siloed data and limited access; this, and the cost factor, led to the migration to the Cloud. Data has moved from the back office to the front office. The Cloud is not only used to deliver content, but also to provide an elastic infrastructure to host, analyze, and deliver value to a global set of users.
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Spectral Signature Cheatsheet - Spectral Bands in Remote Sensing - GIS Geography

Spectral Signature Cheatsheet - Spectral Bands in Remote Sensing - GIS Geography | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Every object has its own unique composition. This is equivalent to it having its own spectral signature. Choose the spectral bands for ideal classification
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RStudio 1.1 Preview – Data Connections

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Data Connections
Connecting to data sources in R isn’t always straightforward; even when you’re able to establish a connection, navigating within it and understanding the shape of the data inside can be difficult. We built the Connections tab to make it easy to establish connections to data sources and access the data they contain
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