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Near real-time satellite record set to monitor droughts - environmentalresearchweb

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Correction algorithm combines Global Precipitation Climatology Project rain-gauge adjusted data with real-time high-resolution precipitation information
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"But near things are more related than distant things". Tobler's Geography 1st Law
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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

Abstract

 

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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Climate Science, Explained in 10 Graphics | World Resources Institute

Climate Science, Explained in 10 Graphics | World Resources Institute | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Thousands of people are expected to attend the People’s Climate Movement march in Washington, D.C. and sister cities around the world this coming weekend. They are marching because actions taken to date by governments and others are not commensurate with the scale of climate impacts – both those already borne and those projected in the years to come.
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Sentinel satellites to monitor every volcano - BBC News

Sentinel satellites to monitor every volcano - BBC News | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
A UK-led team of scientists is rolling out a project to monitor every land volcano on Earth from space.
Two satellites will routinely map the planet's surface, looking for signs that might hint at a future eruption.
They will watch for changes in the shape of the ground below them, enabling scientists to issue an early alert if a volcano appears restless.
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Sentinel Data Access Service

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Funded by the European Commission, the Copernicus Programme is a European system for monitoring the Earth. The programme will pull on multiple data sources from Earth Observation (EO) satellites, the Sentinel Missions, as well as in situ sensors, ground stations, airborne and sea-borne sensors. These data feed into a set of 6 core services which provide users with reliable and up-to-date information. The 6 services cover: Land Monitoring, Emergency Management, Atmosphere Monitoring, Maritime Environment Monitoring, Climate Change and Security.
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Second Sentinel Data Access Annual Report

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We are pleased to publish the second Sentinel Data Access Annual Report.

This 2016 report takes up from where the 2015 report left off, and analyses the uptake of Copernicus Sentinel data and the performance of the Sentinel Data Access System during the period 1 December 2015 to 30 November 2016.
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Google's satellite timelapses show the inconvenient truth about our planet

Google's satellite timelapses show the inconvenient truth about our planet | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
The image of the Earth from space is so seared into human consciousness that it is hard to conceive what it was like to live without the picture of our planet as a blue sphere that we all now carry in our minds.

The first photographs of the Earth’s surface seen from 100 miles were taken in 1947. By 1968, the famous Earthrise image photographed by the crew of Apollo 8 framed our planet as a beautiful oasis in black space. Today, stunning and intensely informative pictures of the Earth’s surface are being taken from space constantly: so comprehensively, for so long, that Google has now created timelapses that show three decades of change.
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Life expectancy over time

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Life expectancy at birth is the average number of years a child born would live if current mortality patterns were to stay thesame. Since observations for 2013 are not available the map displays the closest available data (2009 to 2012).
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Mysterious ancient cartography finds and archaeological studies.

Mysterious ancient cartography finds and archaeological studies. | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Mysterious ancient cartography finds and archaeological studies. 1492: We are on a winding caravel in the Atlantic; In the commander’s cabin a man with austere and decisive styles studied the cards in his possession again. This man is Christopher Columbus and in a few days, he will go to history as the discoverer of the American continent. He knows his men are beginning to be exasperated for this continual navigation in an ocean that seems endless, but from the cards in his possession, partly inherited by the father-in-law, it seems that the end of that journey is over.
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ArcGIS Pro Roadmap | GeoNet

ArcGIS Pro Roadmap | GeoNet | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Our goal is to build the best GIS software available. This ArcGIS Pro Roadmap* gives you a sneak peek of what we're focusing on for the near, mid and long-term of ArcGIS Pro development.
This gives our current estimate of when each capability will be released. Some new capabilities will be made available for testing through Early Adopters Programs prior to a release. We'll revise the roadmap throughout the year to ensure it reflects the latest information.
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A New Framework For Geospatial Site Selection Using Artificial Neural Networks as Decision Rules: a Case Study on Landfill Sites, by Abujayyab, S. et all

A New Framework For Geospatial Site Selection Using Artificial Neural Networks as Decision Rules: a Case Study on Landfill Sites, by Abujayyab, S. et all | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

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This paper briefly introduced the theory and framework of geospatial site selection (GSS) and discussed the application and framework of artificial neural networks (ANNs). The related literature on the use of ANNs as decision rules in GSS is scarce from 2000 till 2015. As this study found, ANNs are not only adaptable to dynamic changes but also capable of improving the objectivity of acquisition in GSS, reducing time consumption, and providing high validation. ANNs make for a powerful tool for solving geospatial decision-making problems by enabling geospatial decision makers to implement their constraints and imprecise concepts. This tool offers a way to represent and handle uncertainty. Specifically, ANNs are decision rules implemented to enhance conventional GSS frameworks. The main assumption in implementing ANNs in GSS is that the current characteristics of existing sites are indicative of the degree of suitability of new locations with similar characteristics. GSS requires several input criteria that embody specific requirements and the desired site characteristics, which could contribute to geospatial sites. In this study, the proposed framework consists of four stages for implementing ANNs in GSS. A multilayer feed-forward network with a backpropagation algorithm was used to train the networks from prior sites to assess, generalize, and evaluate the outputs on the basis of the inputs for the new sites. Two metrics, namely, confusion matrix and receiver operating characteristic tests, were utilized to achieve high accuracy and validation. Results proved that ANNs provide reasonable and efficient results as an accurate and inexpensive quantitative technique for GSS"

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A new era of digital underwater communications

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Satellites and mobile phones, built on international standards, help the world get connected. But the communications technology we use on land does not work well underwater. As water covers over 70 per cent of the earth's surface, NATO has sponsored research into establishing the first ever digital underwater communications standard.
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Esri’s Open Vision – Esri Insider – Medium

Esri’s Open Vision – Esri Insider – Medium | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

"Esri’s Open Vision


Esri has built ArcGIS as an open platform because we believe that our users should be able to innovate using reliable technology that keeps up with the needs of modern organizations. As a result of our commitment to creating an open and interoperable platform, anyone can use ArcGIS to discover, share, and integrate data."

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QGIS plugin for hotspot analysis – Geosaber

QGIS plugin for hotspot analysis – Geosaber | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Mapas de calor (Heat Map) são uma das melhores ferramentas de visualização de dados de densidade de pontos. Mapas de calor são utilizados para identificar facilmente aglomerados e encontrar onde existe uma elevada concentração de uma determinada atividade. Eles também são úteis para fazer análises de agrupamentos (cluster) ou análise de pontos quentes (hotspot analysis).¹

Para demonstrar a aplicação dessas análises, vamos usar o famoso “Mapa da Cólera em Londres – 1854 de John Snow” (esse sabia muito!)
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Geospatial developer tools, global maps, and data. Getting Started with Esri ArcGIS - Bluemix Blog

Geospatial developer tools, global maps, and data. Getting Started with Esri ArcGIS - Bluemix Blog | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Late last year, Esri announced a new partnership with IBM to bring our geospatial developer tools, global maps, and data capabilities to Bluemix, making it easy to build and deploy geo-spatially enabled and extended IoT, Web, and Mobile apps. This blog post shows you how to get started with Esri’s ArcGIS Developer Plans on the Bluemix platform.
Esri builds ArcGIS, the world’s most powerful mapping and spatial analytics software. ArcGIS applies The Science of Where™ to connect everyone, everywhere through a common visual language. It combines mapping and analytics to reveal deeper insight into data. Esri GIS technology is used by tens of thousands of government organizations around the world, including 75% of Fortune 500 companies
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QGIS + Gimp: Vetorização de imagens Sentinel-2 com o plugin do Ibama | Processamento Digital

QGIS + Gimp: Vetorização de imagens Sentinel-2 com o plugin do Ibama | Processamento Digital | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Finalmente conseguimos separar um tempo para testar o complemento Gimp Selection Feature! Este plug-in foi desenvolvido pelo nosso amigo Luís Motta para atender os projetos de monitoramento do IBAMA. Com essa ferramenta, transforme o QGIS numa máquina de vetorização de feições.
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How GIS Supports the Planning and Development of Smart Cities ~ GIS Lounge

How GIS Supports the Planning and Development of Smart Cities ~ GIS Lounge | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
The year has begun with one of the most exciting news on the geospatial frontier. A much awaited project of 20 Smart Cities has been approved, that in many ways plans to rival Spain’s 12 Smart municipalities. With more ongoing ‘Smart City’ projects in Amsterdam, Australia and Asia, this has opened up new vistas for global geospatial firms and practitioners.

In view of the recent Climate Conference at Paris that emphasized ‘Adaptive Urbanism’, the Smart City momentum is well-timed. Decades of unplanned urbanization gave rise to transport perils, sanitation hazards, slums, inadequate housing, corruption, rampant pollution and rise of global epidemics like Ebola and Zika. Together with vulnerabilities to extreme weather patterns, the problems of urbanization have become global concerns.
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Earthquakes - 2001-2015, NOAA

Earthquakes - 2001-2015, NOAA | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
This animation shows every recorded earthquake in sequence as they occurred from January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2015, at a rate of 30 days per second. The earthquake hypocenters first appear as flashes then remain as colored circles before shrinking with time so as not to obscure subsequent earthquakes. The size of the circle represents the earthquake magnitude while the color represents its depth within the earth. At the end of the animation it will first show all quakes in this 15-year period. Next, it will show only those earthquakes greater than magnitude 6.5, the smallest earthquake size known to make a tsunami. Finally it will only show those earthquakes with magnitudes of magnitude 8.0 or larger, the "great" earthquakes most likely to pose a tsunami threat when they occur under the ocean or near a coastline and when they are shallow within the earth (less than 100 km or 60 mi. deep).
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1.7 million buildings mapped to fight malaria

1.7 million buildings mapped to fight malaria | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Over the past few months, nearly 3,000 contributors have traced almost 1.7 million buildings, in a coordinated effort to map 500,000 km² of the malaria-affected world.

Volunteers use satellite imagery to trace buildings and add them to OpenStreetMap, creating a dataset which can be used by health programs in Southern Africa, Central America, and Southeast Asia to inform prediction models, target surveillance, and deploy resources within communities.
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SQL to NoSQL translator

SQL to NoSQL translator | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Is there any software that converts an SQL script into NoSQL? What are the drawbacks and limitations  of these translators? What about SQL to Python?

By the way I'm interested in many different programming language translators including C++ or Perl to Python or Java - if you know any great tool, feel free to share. Writing a translator would be an exciting project, if none currently exists. 
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This Mesmerizing Interactive Map Displays Ship Movements Across the Globe by Mike Schuler – gCaptain

This Mesmerizing Interactive Map Displays Ship Movements Across the Globe by Mike Schuler – gCaptain | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

"Researchers at UCL Energy Institute together with London-based data visualization and digital journalism studio Kiln have released this amazing interactive map that plots 250 million data points to show the movements of the world’s commercial shipping fleet during the year 2012. (Hit the play button above to learn more about what is being displayed)

The map was created based on the methodology developed for the Third IMO GHG Study 2014 and AIS data to estimate emissions from five different ship types; containerships, tankers, dry bulk, gas carriers and vehicle carriers."

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Esri APL Demos

Esri APL Demos | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
maps.esri.com showcases the latest demos built by Esri Applications Prototype Lab. Explore some of our new ideas, prototypes and experiments in web mapping technology.
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