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

The implementation of an Enterprise Geographical Information System to support Cadastre and Expropriation activities. The case of Ferbritas Cadastre Information System. | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Researcher » Fernando Gil, New University of Lisbon, Institute of Statistics and Information Management, Portugal, Geoinformatics (GIS)
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Dear colleagues,

Yesterday, July 25, 2014 I defended, with success, my Master's thesis in GIS and Science entitled "The implementation of an Enterprise Geographical Information System to support Cadastre and Expropriation activities. The case of Ferbritas Cadastre Information System.", at ISEGI/NOVA, Lisbon - Portugal (http://www.slideshare.net/FernandoGil/fernando-gil-master-thesis-public-presentation)

I just published my thesis at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fernando_Gil4/publications, so I invite you all to go to ResearchGate site.

Best regards, Fernando

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Mapping the Future with Big Data | World Future Society

Mapping the Future with Big Data | World Future Society | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
By Patrick TuckerA little-known California company called Esri offers a “Facebook for Maps” that promises to change the way we interact with our environment, predict behavior, and make decisions in the decades ahead.

 

The setting is central California’s Yosemite National Park. A hiker, let’s call him Steve Clark, has gone missing on one of the trails. As the head park ranger, your job is to lead a search-and-rescue mission to find him. All you have to go on is the point where he was last seen, your training, and a computer; from this, you have to predict the behavior of a lost hiker. Sunset is approaching, and in some parts of the park the temperature will be below freezing in a matter of hours. What do you do?

 

Many experienced hikers know that the recommended course of action when lost is to follow a stream downhill and this will eventually lead to civilization. But you can’t assume that Steve Clark is aware of this, or that he’s even seen the Discovery Channel. He might elect to stay put, or, if he has a cell phone, he might be movinguphill to find a signal. You also don’t know if he’s injured. A person with a sprained ankle is less likely to walk up, but he may not move down, either.

 

Read more at: http://www.wfs.org/futurist/2013-issues-futurist/july-august-2013-vol-47-no-4/mapping-future-big-data

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Canadian city increases efficiencies and reduces spending with GIS

Canadian city increases efficiencies and reduces spending with GIS | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

Canadian city increases efficiencies and reduces spending with GIS


Municipal Monitor: New web apps help streamline city services and data for residents.(http://mediaedge.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vmuncm14/i2/p18)

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Expanding Your Scope | Esri Insider

Expanding Your Scope | Esri Insider | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

Unlocking the Full Potential of GIS across Your Organization

Most of us using GIS take advantage of only a fraction of the capabilities, and over time we get comfortable in what we know and do.  While this allows us to improve our work and optimize our processes, it also limits our impact across the organization.  But expanding the scope of your GIS is a lot of work.  At least it used to be.

 

Enter ArcGIS Solutions.  Now you don’t need to dedicate significant resources and learn new areas from the ground up.  We are committed to providing you easy to use apps, maps, and platform configurations to base your work on.

 

See more at: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/esri-insider/2014/08/28/expanding-your-scope/?utm_source=esri&utm_medium=email&utm_term=44782&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=globe_2014#sthash.zum8pYtE.dpuf

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GIS Market in North America 2014-2018: Key Vendors are DigitalGlobe, Esri, Hexagon and The US Geological Survey - Directions Magazine

GIS Market in North America 2014-2018: Key Vendors are DigitalGlobe, Esri, Hexagon and The US Geological Survey - Directions Magazine | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

The analysts forecast the GIS market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 10.91 percent over the period 2013-2018.

The GIS market in North America can be divided into three product segments: Software, Data, and Services.

The report, the GIS Market in North America 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the US, Canada, and Mexico; it also covers the GIS market landscape in North America and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

 

Read more at: http://www.directionsmag.com/pressreleases/gis-market-in-north-america-2014-2018-key-vendors-are-digitalglobe-esri-hex/416981

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Stunning Time-Lapse From Space Will Leave You In Absolute Awe

Stunning Time-Lapse From Space Will Leave You In Absolute Awe | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
A new video released Tuesday by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows the world like you've never seen it before: in super-high-definition 4K.

The stunning time-lapse video, seen above, was taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst as he orbited Eart...
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Preparing for European Location Framework

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Speaking the “Language” of Spatial Analysis via Story Maps | Esri Insider

Speaking the “Language” of Spatial Analysis via Story Maps | Esri Insider | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

by Dawn Wright on September 15, 2014


Spatial analysis has always been a hallmark of GIS, the “numerical recipes” which set GIS apart from other forms of computerized visualization and information management. With GIS we pose questions and derive results using a wide array of analytical tools to help us understand and compare places, determine how places are related, find the best locations and paths, detect and quantify patterns, and even to make spatial predictions.

 

As Chris Cappelli duly notes: “The greatest potential for change and success occurs when we all understand and speak the same language—the language of spatial analysis.” And what better way to speak that language than by way of a story map? As people continue to explore and share their world using the medium of story maps, some are venturing beyond the simple map tour mode of points linked to photographs, toward “stories” that examine, explore, and showcase the results of a spatial analysis. We’ll likely see more of these analytical stories as the story map medium is introduced into more GIS courses, particularly at the university level.


Here is small catalog of analytical story maps. Please come visit again as I will try to add to this page throughout the year!



See more at: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/esri-insider/2014/09/15/speaking-the-language-of-spatial-analysis-via-story-maps/#sthash.qSrb5rVi.dpuf

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Smartphones and the Uncertain Future of 'Spatial Thinking'

Smartphones and the Uncertain Future of 'Spatial Thinking' | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Navigation apps are transforming the way we experience urban environments, for better and for worse.
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Evidence of increasing drought severity caused by temperature rise in southern Europe - IOPscience

Evidence of increasing drought severity caused by temperature rise in southern Europe - IOPscience | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
We use high quality climate data from ground meteorological stations in the Iberian Peninsula (IP) and robust drought indices to confirm that drought severity has increased in the past five decades, as a consequence of greater atmospheric evaporative demand resulting from temperature rise. Increased drought severity is independent of the model used to quantify the reference evapotranspiration. We have also focused on drought impacts to drought-sensitive systems, such as river discharge, by analyzing streamflow data for 287 rivers in the IP, and found that hydrological drought frequency and severity have also increased in the past five decades in natural, regulated and highly regulated basins. Recent positive trend in the atmospheric water demand has had a direct influence on the temporal evolution of streamflows, clearly identified during the warm season, in which higher evapotranspiration rates are recorded. This pattern of increase in evaporative demand and greater drought severity is probably applicable to other semiarid regions of the world, including other Mediterranean areas, the Sahel, southern Australia and South Africa, and can be expected to increasingly compromise water supplies and cause political, social and economic tensions among regions in the near future.
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Cornfield Robot Sprays Fertilizer on Plants | MIT Technology Review

Cornfield Robot Sprays Fertilizer on Plants | MIT Technology Review | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
The latest in autonomous farming is a robot that weaves between corn stalks, applying fertilizer as it goes.
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SNCF MAPS, POUR LOCALISER SON TRAIN EN TEMPS RÉEL - YouTube

SNCF Maps est un application en cours de création et qui sera proposée sur sncf.com à la fin du mois de septembre 2014. Grâce à elle, il sera possible de loc...
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Focus on Copernicus applications

Focus on Copernicus applications | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

Copernicus provides a unified system through which vast amounts of data are fed into a range of information services designed to benefit the environment, the way we live, humanitarian needs and support effective policy-making for a more sustainable future.

 

Here are a few examples of the possible applications in different thematic areas. Additional ones will be regularly published, so check back for more to come!

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The amazing interactive maps that blend the past and present to reveal how cities have changed since the 17th century

The amazing interactive maps that blend the past and present to reveal how cities have changed since the 17th century | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Cartographer David Rumsey has created an online collection of 120 incredibly detailed, historical maps from around the world.
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Redefining Geospatial Data Versioning: The GeoGig Approach - Directions Magazine

Redefining Geospatial Data Versioning: The GeoGig Approach - Directions Magazine | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Why would anyone want different versions of data? Don’t we all want data we can trust, that doesn’t vary from copy to copy? The answer is yes, sometimes. Boundless CTO Juan Marin explains how GeoGig can manage versioned geodata.
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Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning and GIS | GIS Education Community

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning and GIS | GIS Education Community | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

In their wonderful book about the science of successful learning, Make It Stick, Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel spell out some truths that I believe are instructive as to how we should approach teaching with GIS.

 

First, the authors claim that ”learning is deeper and more durable when it’s effortful. Learning that’s easy is like writing in sand, here today and gone tomorrow.”   Despite the fact that teaching and learning with GIS is far easier than it was a decade ago, I think we as educators do a disservice to our colleagues in education or to students when we say, “it’s easy.”  First of all, teaching and learning are difficult tasks–neither is for the fainthearted.  Second, think of everything that goes into teaching with GIS–a balance between content knowledge, skills, and the geographic perspective.  Yes, it may be easier technically to bring in a CSV file into ArcGIS Online than it was to bring in a spreadsheet into ArcInfo back in the 1990s, but even this skill relies on some key foundations.  A few of these are:  What is a database and how can I create one?  How can locations be mapped?  How can I work with latitude and longitude pairs, or street addresses? What are the pros and cons of choosing a certain map projection over another?

 

See more at: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/gisedcom/2014/09/05/make-it-stick-the-science-of-successful-learning-and-gis/?utm_source=esri&utm_medium=email&utm_term=44782&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=globe_2014#sthash.loZptxuj.dpuf

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Smart map steers drivers to roads less travelled - Geospatial PR

Smart map steers drivers to roads less travelled - Geospatial PR | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
South Australian motorists are turning to a cutting-edge mapping website that’s helping them avoid traffic congestion and plan quicker, more efficient road trips. The interactive Traffic SA mobile site – which highlights traffic accidents, road closures and major events across metro and country areas – is attracting up to 1,500 unique daily visitors. Developed by …
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FOSS4G 2014 Live Stream - FOSS4G 2014

FOSS4G 2014 Live Stream - FOSS4G 2014 | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
For details on what’s showing, please see the sessions schedule.
Note: All sessions will be recorded and will be available online soon.
Drink from the fire hose of geo!
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Building the Most Detailed Population Map in the World | Esri Insider

Building the Most Detailed Population Map in the World | Esri Insider | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

Esri is compiling a human geography database of demographics and statistics about all countries in the world and mapping this data using an innovative methodology.

 

Sociodemographic data is a valuable asset for businesses, governments, and society. Describing and understanding the human geography of the world requires tools to assimilate data in a statistically valid way that will allow for meaningful decision making.

Traditionally, people are counted in a census. But a census is time-consuming, costly, and does not collect the types of statistics at the level required to address today’s complex societal issues.

 

See more at: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/esri-insider/2014/09/10/building-the-most-detailed-population-map-in-the-world/#sthash.DOXeCF2M.WbNSwq7Q.dpuf

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Mobility Self-Service Business Intelligence & Analytics via Speech! - YouTube

TARGIT Self-Service Business Intelligence & Analytics so easy you can talk to it... Insight is just a phone call away! ;-)
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Smart maps unveil the secret life of assets - Geospatial PR

Smart maps unveil the secret life of assets - Geospatial PR | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
New real-time technology is expected to shave millions of dollars from the operational costs of Australian businesses, according to an industry expert. Esri Australia Business Solutions Manager Doug van Gelder has advised leading asset managers how smart mapping technology is set to revolutionise the way organisations manage their infrastructure at the Asset Management and Maintenance …
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The Global Warming Challenge for Wheat

The Global Warming Challenge for Wheat | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat systems to ensure global food security and reduce poverty
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Surveying UAS for Use with RTK Base Stations - GIM International

Surveying UAS for Use with RTK Base Stations - GIM International | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Topcon Positioning Group and MAVinci have announced that the latest version of the Sirius Pro surveying UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) is designed to be compatible with existing RTK (Real Time Kinematic) base stations or NTRIP (network transport of RTCM data over IP). The system will be available at the Intergeo trade show for geodesy in October and thereon.

 

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Mapping Forest Disturbance with Landsat - GIS Lounge

Mapping Forest Disturbance with Landsat - GIS Lounge | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
The Landsat Ecosystem Disturbance Adaptive Processing System (LEDAPS) takes advantage of the 30 year Landsat archive to inventory recent disturbances and forest-cover change. Using mid-summer, cloud free Landsat data from the Global Land Survey (GLS) project, LEDAPS first corrects the images to remove atmospheric effects from surface reflectance (source code for LEDAPS) before applying [...]
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Less is more with the Water Use Efficiency Initiative

Less is more with the Water Use Efficiency Initiative | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Australia is not what you’d call over-burdened with water, and yet we grow vast amounts of wheat and other grains. To continue to do so, we need to use the water we have as efficiently as possible....
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Interactive Map Site Lets You Travel the World Through the Lenses of Drones

Interactive Map Site Lets You Travel the World Through the Lenses of Drones | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

Most of us have become accustomed to the amazing imagery of the world available on Google's Street View, but a new site promises the same kind of virtual tourism from the aerial perspective of dronesClick here to edit the title

 

Launched back in April by Switzerland-based Jan Hiersemenzel, TravelByDrone is a site that harnesses the power of YouTube and Google Maps to allow you to explore the planet via recorded drone footage.

 

SEE ALSO: Fly Virtually Using This Drone and Oculus Rift Combination

An interactive Google Map of the world features pins displaying logos that indicate that drone footage is available. By clicking on one of the pins, you're immediately shown YouTubefootage of the geographic area shot by a flying drone. You can search for specific cities and even select footage based on timeliness, as the site's orange pins indicate drone footage shot in recent months.

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