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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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Sensors & Systems - Cadastre Information System For Rail In Portugal

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The concepts of integration, complementarity and coordination are particularly important especially in the field of railway infrastructures.
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Google Lat Long: Go back in time with Street View

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5th Annual International Rail GIS Summit

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Join this interactive forum on best practices in the use of Geographic Information Systems for railway operations and infrastructure management. The meeting will be held at the Dutch National Railway Museum. 

Proposed Topics:

 

GIS-based Incident Management

Security and Situational Awareness

Real-Time GIS Solutions

Preparing for and Responding to impacts of Extreme Weather

Innovative Mobile Applications

Cloud-based GIS Architectures

Geo-SchematicsLIDAR and other 3D Technologies

Update on European Rail Infrastructure Masterplan activities

European Union Initiatives and Projects

Integration of GIS with:Enterprise Asset Management SystemsBuilding Information Management Systems

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software

Business Intelligence (BI) software

 

Read more at: http://www.esri.com/events/rail-summit

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FAO - New data base on global land cover

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The United Nations agricultural agency has launched a new database which combines previously scattered information about land cover – how much land is covered by croplands, trees, forests or bare soils.

 

Such data is crucial to establishing a good global understanding of the physical characteristics of the earth’s surface.

 

“A strong understanding of our planet’s land cover is essential to promoting sustainable land resources management that makes efficient use of increasingly scarce natural resources yet safeguards the environment,” said John Latham of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.

 

The Global Land Cover SHARE database (GLC-SHARE) initiative monitors global land cover trends, evaluates the suitability of land for various uses, assesses the impact of climate change on food production, and land-use planning.

 

“This update to our understanding of the earth’s land cover comes at a crucial time,” Mr Latham said.

 

“It will be a valuable tool in assessing the sustainability of agriculture, and for supporting evidence-based sustainable rural development and land use policy.

 

“GLC-SHARE will also help us understand how climate change and climate variability are impacting key natural resources, as well as food production.”

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Citizen Science Shows Everyday People Can Map the Moon

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A team of scientists working with the CosmoQuest virtual research facility (CosmoQuest.org) has demonstrated that it is possible for everyday people to map the Moon with the same quality as a group of experienced professionals.


A team of scientists working with the CosmoQuest virtual research facility (CosmoQuest.org) has demonstrated that it is possible for everyday people to map the Moon with the same quality as a group of experienced professionals.

 

These crowd-sourced results are being published in the journal Icarus and highlight the ability of citizen scientists to advance planetary research. CosmoQuest is a second-generation citizen science site run out of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville STEM Center by Assistant Research Professor Dr. Pamela L. Gay.

 

While “crowdsourcing science” may sound as if they are handing out lab sets and white coats, CosmoQuest has actually done something much more impactful. They handed over the moon.

 
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Mapping Trees To Figure Out Just How Good For Us They Are

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OpenTreeMap is helping cities figure out where all the trees are, so they can better judge the environmental and public health impacts of a well...
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Webinar: The National 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) - GIS Gig

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A Conversation with the USGS:  The National 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) Presented by Vicki Lukas, USGS and Lewis Graham, CTO GeoCue Group  The United States Geological Survey is embarking on the most ambitious 3D Mapping program ever undertaken within the United States.  The national 3D elevation program (3DEP) is designed to provide the first high …
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Exemplar City: A Model for Geospatial, Energy and Cyber Security - Directions Magazine

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Exemplar City is a model that municipal governments can follow when faced with a wide variety of challenges such as responding to a local emergency or crisis, mitigating economic impacts, dealing with workforce skill or capacity issues, or facing overwhelming infrastructure demands. This article provides the framework for pilot projects supported by the City of Huntsville, Alabama and three of the city’s non-profit economic development organizations.
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Promoting Volunteered Geographic Information to Solve Real-World Problems: A Pre-conference Workshop at GIScience 2014

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The 8th Annual International Conference on Geographic Information Science will be held this September in Vienna. In recognition of the increasing role of citizen scientists and crowd-sourced information in geospatial research, the conference will be preceded by a workshop on Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI).
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Geographers develop a system to track the dynamics of drought

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University of Cincinnati researchers are at work tracking drought patterns across the United States. Qiusheng Wu, a doctoral student and research assistant for the UC Department of Geography, and Hongxing Liu, a UC professor and head of the Department of Geography, will present details at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Tampa, Florida.

 

To trace the dynamics around agricultural drought, the researchers implemented an event-based spatial-temporal data model (ESTDM) to detect, track and monitor conditions. The framework organizes data into objects, sequences, processes and events.

 

The data was collected from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite. The satellite uses an L-band (1.4 Ghz) passive microwave radiometer to analyze the spatial and temporal variations of soil moisture and ocean salinity.The study focused on four years of data (2010-2014), which included the devastating Texas drought in 2011 and the 2014 California drought.

 

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New York Public Library Releases Over 20,000 Hi-Res Maps - Slashdot

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Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "Finally, you don't have to raise your voice over a group of whisperers in the New York Public Library to get a better view of its map collection. Actually, you don't even need to visit the place at all. Over 20,000 maps and cartographic works from the NYPL's Lionel P...
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Geofencing And My Business - Geoawesomeness

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What is Geofencing? The heart of geofencing is exactly what it sounds like – a virtual fence around a geographic area. Establishing a geofence and linking it to a mobile device like a smartphone allows you to know when a person has entered or exited the defined geofenced location. For most small businesses, this information is used to …

 

 

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You Are Here: Data Visualizations at the Hyperlocal Level - GIS Lounge

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The Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab has launched an ambitious hyperlocal cartography project called “You Are Here” which has a goal to produce 100 maps showing a slice of life in 100 various U.S. cities (for a total of 10,000 maps).  The project is starting out with launching one map per day with the goal of …
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MIT Creates A New Map A Day To Inspire Social Change

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Mapping everything from urban greenery to independent coffee shops, the You Are Here project aims to build a whopping 10,000 city maps in total.
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How GIS is saving Australian local government sector millions of dollars - Position Magazine

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Great article in Position Magazine on how GIS technology is saving the local government sector millions of dollars

 

Read more at: https://esriaustralia.com.au/u/lib/cms/140306_councils-new-gis-game-plan.pdf

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L'Afrique en plein développement sur ArcGIS Online - arcOrama

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Jane Goodall launches online course in digital mapping (Wired UK)

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On the day of her eightieth birthday, renowned primatologist Jane Goodall launched a massive open online course (MOOC) based around digital mapping for communities

 

The course is being offered through Roots and Shoots, a youth-led community action and learning programme run by the Jane Goodall Institute and is designed to help equip young young people with the skills to map their local communities in order to discover areas in which they can make a difference. The Goodall Institute has identified participatory mapping as an activity that plays an essential role in conservation initiatives, "providing the foundation of shared knowledge from which to build".

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Geospatial Education | Apogeo Spatial

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From the very early days of geographic information systems and allied tools and technology, there have been ongoing questions on the best ways to train practitioners. Geospatial skill development relies on both tools and science, and needs a strong foundation of concepts as well as an understanding of the software and hardware that are used in professional practice.

 

Two market research reports, commissioned by Google, came out last year, one by Oxera on the worldwide economic impact of geospatial services (http://bit.ly/19VZElW), and the other from the Boston Consulting Group (http://on.bcg.com/M0ERms) on the market for the geospatial services industry. The reports reveal the economic contributions of the geospatial industry as well as growing employment prospects. While the profession continues to grow, the definition of geospatial practitioners is also expanding as witnessed by these reports. A slightly different conception of the geospatial industry overall takes in new uses, services, and more flexibility in the toolset.

 

“The core geospatial industry is thriving,” said David DiBiase, director of education, industry solutions at Esri, and long-time educator and former director of the Dutton e-Education Institute at Penn State University. “But there is also an innovative frontier beyond core that is more consumer- and business-oriented than traditional applications. Software and application development is a core competency at the frontier.”

 

Despite the growing need for geospatial skills, there are recent graduates who are still sitting on the sidelines because they don’t have practical experience. In a growing market like geospatial,finding qualified personnel is difficult, and yet acquiring core skills and competencies is essential for employment.

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AfricaGEO to Highlight Geomatics Practice in Africa - GIM International

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The cadastral and land tenure sessions have a good mix of theory and practice and will be of interest to policy makers, academics and practising surveyors. Customary land management and the concerns of urbanisation and peri-urban land management feature strongly in a number of presentations. Processes and tools for land reform in South Africa are also subject to critique, an essential process in improving delivery of land tenure in South Africa. Cadastral systems development and reform in African countries such as Mozambique and Lesotho are investigated. A local property lawyer with extensive experience in pro-poor land tenure, draws the link between marriage and acquisition of land rights and tenure, while another paper explores the interface between offshore and onshore property rights for the first time in the South African context. On the theory side, insight is provided into the use of grounded theory in cadastral research, while there is also attention for the test of a method of coding qualitative field data on land tenure from Giyani, South Africa.

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What is Remote Sensing?

A video lecture introducing the topic of remote sensing for the Remote Sensing of Global Change lecture course at the University of Edinburgh.
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Overview of Fuzzy Logic Site Selection in GIS - GIS Lounge

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Site selection is a type of GIS analysis that is used to determine the best site for something and fuzzy logic is one site selection method. It assigns membership values to locations that range from 0 to 1 and is commonly used to find ideal habitat for plants and animals. This article examines fuzzy logic and explains how and when to use it.
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Europa Technologies adds OSNI data to global portfolio

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StoryMap JS: Tell your own story using the Open-Source Story Map tool - Geoawesomeness

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StoryMap JS Open Source Story Map Tool: Telling stories using Story Map. ESRI vs StoryMap JS? Which is a better option? Read more
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Geo tips & tricks: GML madness

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I am convinced that most people wonder "how many ways are there to encode a polygon in GML?" If you have never considered that before, you might be interested in reading the following lines.

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Think Big Europe - Home

Think Big Exceed Grand Coalition Pledge on Boosting ICT Skills in EuropeThink Big surpass ICT skills pledge by over 1,300 participants to help decrease digital skills gap across the continent.

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Creating Understanding Out of Measure, Knowledge, and Science

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Esri has become a participant in the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) program, one of the most comprehensive efforts to monitor the earth.

Group on Earth Observations (GEO), a voluntary partnership of 89 countries; the European Commission; and 67 intergovernmental, international, and regional organizations, works together to coordinate and share earth observation data and science. The group was formed to meet the critical need for improved, near-simultaneous observation of the planet.

 

Global streamflow map developed as part of the 6th GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP-6) initiative. Each marker is linked streamflow data published in Water Markup Language (WaterML). Web map was created by Fernando Salas.

The GEOSS program brokers various forms of earth observation data and information via its online platform Discovery and Access Broker (DAB). The platform connects relevant information systems and infrastructures throughout the world. Many GEOSS contributors, such as the European Environment Agency, United Nations Environmental Program, and the Food and Agriculture Agency of the United Nations, already use Esri technology in their services, making their systems and data inherently interoperable.

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