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Free Python course online (very good)

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Just started the course "Learn to Program: Crafting Quality Code by Jennifer Campbell, Paul Gries" (University of Toronto) in Coursera.

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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

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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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Blockchain and Geospatial Systems - Potential game changer of the future

Blockchain and Geospatial Systems - Potential game changer of the future | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Trustworthy and the potential to be a game-changer, the technology has the ability to revolutionize the future of geospatial world.

Oflate there has been a lot of interest in Blockchain technology and many researchers are looking at ways in which Blockchain can be used in geospatial systems. This is expected because geospatial systems have made very good use of computing technology right from databases to networks and the Cloud. Geospatial technology is increasingly becoming embedded in other systems like BIM, BI, BPE and so forth. Therefore, it is only some time before it embraces Blockchain technology.
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For as Much as We Know About the World, There Are Still Dark Spots on the Map

For as Much as We Know About the World, There Are Still Dark Spots on the Map | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
n 2017, in an era of satellites, big data, and digital maps that appear instantly on your phone, the world can feel very known. New Views, a new atlas by Alastair Bonnett, a professor of social geography at Newcastle University, is full of information about this planet: its forests and undersea cables; its air traffic, ants, migrants, and happiness; its gas prices, guns, and asteroid strikes. This collection of 50 unique world maps—“beautiful, enthralling and thrilling,” Bonnett writes—aims to make us look again at the world we think we know and consider it anew.
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Citizen Science and GIS: Reasons Why, and Key Tools

Citizen Science and GIS: Reasons Why, and Key Tools to use for collecting, mapping, and analyzing your citizen science crowdsourced data. A presentation given to a university Citizen Science GIS class but could be used in other settings as well.
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O Complexo de Incêndios iniciados em Pedrógão Grande em 17 de junho 

O Complexo de Incêndios iniciados em Pedrógão Grande em 17 de junho  | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
 
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Bottom-Up Variables Govern Large-Fire Size in Portugal

Large fires and their impacts are a growing concern as changes in climate and land use proceed. The study of large-fire controls remains incipient in comparison with other components of the fire regime. Improved understanding of large-fire size drivers can disclose fire–landscape relationships and inform more sustainable and effective fire management. We used boosted regression tree modeling to identify the variables influent on large-fire size (100–23,219 ha, n = 609) in Portugal (1998–2008) and quantify their relative importance, globally and across the fire-size range. Potential explanatory variables included metrics pertaining to fire weather and antecedent rainfall, burned area composition, fuel connectivity, pyrodiversity (from fire recurrence patterns), topography, and land development. Large fires seldom occurred in the absence of severe fire weather. The fire-size model accounted for 70% of the deviance and included 12 independent variables, of which six absorbed 91% of the explanation. Bottom-up influences on fire size, essentially fuel-related, largely outweighed climate–weather influences, with respective importance of 85 and 15%. Fire size was essentially indifferent to land-cover composition, including forest type, and increased with high fuel connectivity and low pyrodiversity. Relevant synergies between variables were found, either positive or negative, for example, high pyrodiversity buffered the effects of extreme weather on fire size. The relative role of fire-size drivers did not vary substantially with fire size, but fires larger than 500 ha were increasingly controlled by fuel-related variables. The extent of an individual large fire is mainly a function of factors that land-use planning and forest and fuel management can tackle.
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Monitoring & Evaluation for Sustainable Development Programs

In a a data-driven age, understanding the impact that our projects and programs have is becoming essential. Measuring the results of our activities helps u
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Earth Woke Up Like This | NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)

Earth Woke Up Like This | NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Every morning NOAA’s GOES16 Satellite takes in an amazing view of Earth. Here are three snapshots showcasing some of the most interesting spectral bands the satellites use to send information about our planet. 
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ArcGIS for Developers: Build apps with over 30 new DevLabs! | ArcGIS Blog

ArcGIS for Developers: Build apps with over 30 new DevLabs! | ArcGIS Blog | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Today we’re releasing over 30 new ArcGIS DevLabs to help you explore and build powerful geospatial apps.

What are DevLabs?

If you are new to the ArcGIS DevLabs, they are short tutorials that step you through the process of building geospatial apps with the ArcGIS platform. They follow a Data – Design – Develop workflow and illustrate how to import data, style maps and layers, and then add maps and layers to applications. The labs are very short (5-15 minutes each) and you can complete them in any order you want and in the language of your choice: JavaScript, Android, iOS, or with any of the Runtime APIs.

The big news for this release is the addition of the new ArcGIS API for Python and ArcGIS REST API labs.
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Compare Map Projections

Compare Map Projections | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
What?
This site ist about map projections, specifically about world map projections.
A map projection is needed to show the spherical surface of the earth on a flat map (see What’s a Map Projection?).
There is some info about projections (see below), but more importantly, it’s about their appearance: Out of more than 150 different map projections you can select two at a time to view their differences and similarities in a direct comparison.
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What do GIS employers really want? Opinions, 'alternative facts', polls vs Evidence 

What do GIS employers really want? Opinions, 'alternative facts', polls vs Evidence  | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
"Last year I undertook a survey for 5 months examining all advertised GIS jobs in New Zealand. This article analyses the results of that study, and comes up with some interesting and surprising data..."
 
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Landsat data download and Layer Stacking in QGIS

In this video, I explained about how to download Landsat data and layer stacking using qgis software
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Mobile LiDAR on the Move

Mobile LiDAR on the Move | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
This is the next wave in technology,” Knaak continues. “Someone could say, well, it’s been around for a long time, but we’re talking about it becoming mainstream. It’s mainstream now.” Referring to his work with the Florida Department of Transportation, Knaak notes, “You can’t get a continuing land survey contract without mobile mapping capability. That’s not like playing around with it once in a while. You have to have it.

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Mobile LiDAR becoming increasingly a necessity for surveyors some jurisdictions (in the US) are making having the capacity a requirement for maintaining a surveyors licence

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Exploring the World's Top Destination Cities

Exploring the World's Top Destination Cities | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Millions upon millions of people traverse the globe each year, trading in the sights and sounds of home for the sensory stimulation of some far away land. But have you ever wondered to where, exactly, are all these people traveling? Or how they're spending their time once they arrive at their destination? 
If you have, then you're in luck—a new report, released at the end of September by Mastercard, sheds some light on these very questions. The Global Destination Cities Index 2017 looks at over 130 cities in the world,
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Why Modern Cartographers Are So Impressed With This 16th-Century Map | Atlas Obscura

Why Modern Cartographers Are So Impressed With This 16th-Century Map | Atlas Obscura | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
In February 1580, Francisco Gali was headed across Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. A mariner and cartographer who’d crossed the Pacific more than once, he had been living in “New Spain,” as Europeans called that part of the world, and was likely on another official mission that would take him to Asia. To sail out, first he had to make his way down the country’s Atlantic coast to manage a narrower crossing to the Pacific. On his journey, he passed through the coastal towns of the east, where the mayors had a special request of him. Make us a map, they asked.

The Spanish crown had instructed every locality in its colonial lands to send home maps of their regions. This was a new endeavor in 16th-century mapmaking: Most maps of the “New World” focused on the coastline, and these local maps were the first detailed efforts to chart the interior. The ones Gali made were some of the best—among the very few equal to “the canons of the cartography that was being done in Europe at the time,” according to the University of Seville’s Manuel Morato. His map of the town of Tlacotalpa, in particular, is “a splendid example of early coastal mapping in America,” Morato says, and, as he writes in a paper published in The Cartographic Journal, it bears a “striking resemblance” to modern maps of the same place.
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A better way to search through scientific papers

A better way to search through scientific papers | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) is not just for playing games. It also has important practical uses. One such is in Semantic Scholar, a system developed by researchers at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, in Seattle, for the purpose of ferreting out the scientific papers most relevant to a particular problem. This week Marie Hagman, the project’s leader, and her colleagues have launched an updated version of the system. They have added 26m biomedical-research papers to the 12m previously contained in its database, and upgraded the way that the database’s contents can be searched and correlated. Instead of relying on citations in other papers, or the frequency of recurring phrases to rank the relevance of papers, as it once did and rivals such as Google Scholar still do, the new version of Semantic Scholar applies AI to try to understand the context of those phrases, and thus achieve better results.
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A precise, three-word address for every place on earth

A precise, three-word address for every place on earth | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
With what3words, Chris Sheldrick and his team have divided the entire planet into three-meter squares and assigned each a unique, three-word identifier, like famous.splice.writers or blocks.evenly.breed, giving a precise address to the billions of people worldwide who don't have one. In this quick talk about a big idea, Sheldrick explains the economic and political implications of giving everyone an accurate address -- from building infrastructure to sending aid to disaster zones to delivering hot pizza.
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On the reactive nature of forest fire-related legislation in Portugal: A comment on Mourão and Martinho (2016) - ScienceDirect

On the reactive nature of forest fire-related legislation in Portugal: A comment on Mourão and Martinho (2016) - ScienceDirect | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Portugal struggles with an abnormally high forest fire incidence in the context of southern Europe. In an earlier issue of the journal, Mourão and Martinho applied time-series analysis to official forest fire data (1980–2013) and legislation in Portugal and concluded that fire-related legislation is issued as a reaction to fire occurrence. In this viewpoint paper we show that Mourão and Martinho analysis is compromised because of poorly chosen fire variables that are inconsistent across time and do not depict fire damage. Identification of the pertinent legislation was subjective and incomplete, therefore biasing the results, and its relevance was equated to the volume of laws and regulations produced. Moreover, added production of legislation in the aftermath of catastrophic fires reflects a variety of responses, from ordinary adjustments to paradigm changes, including proactive elements therein. We ultimately argue that surges in fire legislation activity should not be simply interpreted or categorized as ‘reactive’ or ‘proactive’.
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Vector and Raster Data || Difference Between Raster and Vector Data

This Tutorial is about Vector and Raster Data In GIS that how to understand the difference between Vector and Raster data Structures. Hope you will fin
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Modernizing Your Desktop and Analysis Workflows with ArcGIS Pro

In the next installment in our Emergency Management webinar series, we will provide an update on how ArcGIS Pro can help you with common workflows fo
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A study of the geographic forms in cartography

A study of the geographic forms in cartography | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Cartographer Geraldine Sarmiento from Mapzen explores the drawing forms in cartography, such as lines, bridges, and buildings.
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Nvidia’s plan to turn data from 500 million cameras into AI gold | VentureBeat

Nvidia’s plan to turn data from 500 million cameras into AI gold | VentureBeat | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Video is the world’s largest generator of data, created every day by over 500 million cameras worldwide. That number is slated to double by 2020. The potential there, if we could actually analyze the data, is off the charts. It’s data from government property and public transit, commercial buildings, roadways, traffic stops, retail locations, and more.

The result would be what NVIDIA calls AI Cities, a thinking robot, with a billion eyes watching our infrastructure to help keep people safe.
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8 Companies that Brilliantly Turn Satellite Imagery into Intelligence 

8 Companies that Brilliantly Turn Satellite Imagery into Intelligence  | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
"This week I'm one of about 50 people in attendance at the Planet Advisory Council, an invitation-only event for Planet's partners and customers. Here's what I learned today at their San Francisco headquarters.

Planet is now providing daily coverage of the entire earth. With all of this amazing data, it's time for the world to do something useful with it. Tonight at the Planet headquarters in San Francisco, they held a "science fair" where companies leveraging Planet's imagery can show off what they're doing. I spent the evening scribbling notes and emerged with one overarching theme: artificial intelligence. These companies have come up with incredible machine learning algorithms, business intelligence applications, and more — all of them unique, and all of them astonishing."
 
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What can a spatial database do for you? - Geospatial Brainstorming

What can a spatial database do for you? - Geospatial Brainstorming | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Many GIS professionals come into the field from a specific discipline and become interested in GIS as a tool with which to accomplish their goals in their original field and by attrition or intent begin to shift their focus towards GIS. I followed this path myself.  After going to school to study wildlife biology, I learned about GIS and enrolled in a minor program in GIS and spatial analysis. I think that this is a good thing in many ways. People with an interest in solving problems in other disciplines will push the field forward in directions that someone who’s sole focus was on GIS would be unlikely to go. We need those people in the industry.
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Entire National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) to be Modernized in 2022 ~ GIS Lounge

Entire National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) to be Modernized in 2022 ~ GIS Lounge | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
In 2022, the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) is scheduled to be modernized, with new reference frames replacing the NAD 83 system and the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD) 88.

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the US Nation Spatial reference system NSRS is being updated in 2022 to adapt for primarily plate tectonic movements which in some cases will produce a change of approximately 2 meters in the vertical. Somewhat similar to the movement that we here in Australia are in the process of making under GDA2020

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Making Sense of the Big Data That is Your Road/Street Network

Making Sense of the Big Data That is Your Road/Street Network | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
A municipal road network is complex. Not just in the quantity of streets and intersections, but of all the information that “hangs off” every section of road.
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