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GISi - Esri Dev Summit Wrap-Up

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By: Dan Levine Now that we have had the better part of a week to decompress from the Developer Summit and Partner Conference, I wanted to provide some final thoughts from our GISi team that attende...
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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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GIS in Business Processes

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Angela Ionita
Senior Researcher 
Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian Academy, Romania
Email: aionita@racai.ro


Abstract 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are becoming a part of mainstream business and management operations around the world in organizations as diverse as cities, state government, utilities, telecommunications, railroads, civil engineering, petroleum exploration, retailing, etc. in private and public sectors. This array of institutional types is integrating GIS into their daily operations, and the applications associated with these systems are equally broad from infrastructure management, to vehicle routing, to site selection, to research and analysis. This paper presents a point of view regarding the place and the importance of GIS in Business Processes, with a few simple examples and mentioning the most important trends in our point of view: extending business intelligence with geographic information systems. The framework proposed in this paper refers the process of collecting and creating knowledge within the organization such as Intelligent Community, represented here by City Hall. The application area used in our examples represents a good example of the organisations, which exhibits the characteristics of a modern organisation. Work performed in these organisations requires knowledge sharing, reuse, exploration and reflection. Preliminary results indicate the utility of the proposed framework, as well as opportunities for further development, including its suitability for generalisation to other areas. In the last part of this paper are presented the trends in the evolution of GIS, Business Processes and Business Intelligence and some conclusions.

Much Geographical Information (GI) data already exists, most often collected by public organizations in the framework of their mandated management activities, focused on the needs of GI users and potential users, better understand and demonstrate the potential of multimedia GI content for economic development and for the improvement of commercial and public services to the citizen. Many of these organizations are beginning to explore the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in their decision making processes by generating maps that convey information gleaned from their respective databases. Spatial display and analysis will be important in many workflow scenarios.

Over the last decade we have confronted with a lot of examples of GIS applications that have produced useful spatial data products for different organisations from public to private sectors. The applications have clearly been beneficial but most of organisations are still facing with the challenges of implementing applications of GIS technology, as suggested by on-going popularity of "enterprise GIS", "GIS data sharing", "multipurpose GIS", "multi-participant GIS" terms.

In this context, the GIS world is confronted with three major problems:

what is the best movement beyond GIS implementation practices of today in order to reach/discovery the future best practices;where will keep getting new ideas for improving the implementation of GIS applications to adapt to a continually changing world;what is the best way to understand and exploit the new GIS possibilities due to the dramatic developments in information technology and communications (high speed networking, data compression, complex spatial data types, etc.) which can enable significant organizational improvements.

In order to progress on those problems, the hope is to develop a more systematic theoretical foundation for understanding of GIS application implementation within and among organizations. According to [1] "...one of the keys to this better foundational understanding is to do with the business processes (and their tacit/explicit knowledge content) which GIS aims to improve … Finally, we need some way of judging which processes are likely to be improved in which situations with the applications of GIS. In other words, improving GIS implementation is highly dependent on being able to adequately and properly capture the embedded tacit and explicit knowledge in business processes and apply them through GIS".

 

See more at: http://www.geospatialworld.net/Paper/Application/ArticleView.aspx?aid=334#sthash.8yAgmlIh.dpuf

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Bringing Geography Education to Unexpected Places: Peace Corps World Map Project - Geolounge

Bringing Geography Education to Unexpected Places: Peace Corps World Map Project - Geolounge | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Geography education is reaching the farthest corners of the world with the World Map Project and its spin off projects. Peace Corps Volunteers and their allies are turning children from Fiji to Moldova into amateur cartographers to help them connect to their global neighbors and place themselves within our world.
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Geospatial + BIM and full lifecycle building management - Between the Poles

Geospatial + BIM and full lifecycle building management - Between the Poles | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Over 50% of the cost of maintaining a building is what is called operations and maintenance which is comprised of administration, maintenance and repairs, and restoration projects. In most building construction projects, even if BIM is used for design and...
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The State (+ Future) of BIM and GIS Interoperability

The State (+ Future) of BIM and GIS Interoperability | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
If we were in the habit of choosing a “Word of the Year” around here at Safe, “BIM” would be a strong contender for 2014. This week, as Autodesk University kicks into gear, I expect it will be front and center, as it has been recently at a number of conferences Safers have attended. BIM …
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Geo-enabled Education Online - Directions Magazine

Directions Magazine, the first regularly published online news magazine covering gis and geospatial technology.
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2nd edition of Learning QGIS

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It's my pleasure to announce that the updated and extended 2nd edition of Learning QGIS is available now. I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made the 1st edition such a grea...
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Mapbox terrain data update

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We just pushed a huge data update to Mapbox Outdoors, increasing terrain resolution across nearly 70 countries and significantly improving our map design. Check out the side-by-side comparison showing the...
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Cartographic Design Principles: Legibility | Ordnance Survey Blog

Cartographic Design Principles: Legibility | Ordnance Survey Blog | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
We are just over halfway through our series of posts about our Cartographic Design Principles. Last week we shone the spotlight on Simplicity and this ...
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Create Watersheds and Trace Downstream in your ArcGIS Online web map | ArcGIS Blog

Create Watersheds and Trace Downstream in your ArcGIS Online web map | ArcGIS Blog | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

he Hydrology Analysis tools, Watershed and Trace Downstream, have been available in ArcGIS for Desktop for over a year now, and many water resources users are utilizing these fast and accurate Geoprocessing services. We’re happy to announce that these two tools are now available out-of-the-box in the ArcGIS Online web map viewer.

  

To use the Create Watersheds and Trace Downstream analysis tools, add your point layer to a web map then click the drop down arrow to reveal the Perform Analysis menu.

 

Reda more at http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2014/12/12/create-watersheds-and-trace-downstream-in-your-arcgis-online-web-map/

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Fears of a bright planet. Experiments designed to learn more about ways of geoengineering the climate should be allowed to proceed.

Fears of a bright planet. Experiments designed to learn more about ways of geoengineering the climate should be allowed to proceed. | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
SHINY things absorb less heat when left in the sun. This means that if the Earth could be made a little shinier it would be less susceptible to global warming. Ways...
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Two New Maps that Could Change the World

Two New Maps that Could Change the World | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Maps have long been used by people to help navigate and understand our world. Early maps guided early humans to basic necessities such as food and water. Today, the world is changing rapidly, and i...
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New website gives data on new developments, environment impact - Environment

New website gives data on new developments, environment impact - Environment | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
JAMAICANS now have greater access to information about infrastructure developments and their environmental impact, following the launch last night of a new interactive website -- Development Alert! -- created by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), ...
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The Internet of Things: Dr. John Barrett at TEDxCIT

"Dr. John Barrett is Head of Academic Studies at the Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Group Director of the Centre's Smart Systems Integration Research Group. His research is focused on packaging, miniaturisation and embedding of smart systems in materials, objects and structures. He has been active in Irish and European R&D projects in the areas of packaging and systems integration for almost 30 years and has over 100 publications in topics related to his field.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)"

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Viticulture + Real-Time Mapping: Valarm – Precision Agriculture

Viticulture + Real-Time Mapping: Valarm – Precision Agriculture | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

"Here you see nice paths over each row in the vineyard thanks to combining the Valarm Pro app with the high precision Garmin GLO GPS! You can also see when the harvester stopped, turned on the gondola light, and waited for a new gondola to arrive. Channel 5 of the Yocto-Knob was linked to the gondola light so we can see in the point clicked here on the map that channel 5 was on, meaning the driver was waiting. This idle time reported by Valarm is then used by Scheid Vineyards to help optimize for efficiency such that the harvesters are harvesting for grapes instead of stopped and waiting. This can be helped by adding another gondola driver if wait times in a specific area are particularly long."

 

That’s all for now, we’ll be adding more later on things like the electronics with more details on how we physically wired up the harvester with sensors, connecting and plugging into the giant machine’s control box. Don’t hesitate tocontact us if you have any questions or comments and check out our other blog posts for more stories like the earlier one on monitoring grape harvesters!

 

Read more at http://www.valarm.net/blog/precision-agriculture-viticulture-real-time-mapping/

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Big Data: Keep it Simple, Keep it Small | Esri Insider

Big Data: Keep it Simple, Keep it Small | Esri Insider | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

"Turning big data into knowledge is all about relevance and context


Big data may be all the rage these days, but it isn’t exactly new. In fact, Esri has been dealing with big data since the inception of digital mapping more than three decades ago.  When every contour, stream, street, rail line, park, building, or shoreline for the entire world is stored in an intelligent database, data doesn’t get much bigger than that."


See more at: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/esri-insider/2014/12/15/big-data-keep-it-simple-keep-it-small/#sthash.GzXRysQX.poQQysNh.dpuf

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Beyond the Nobel: What Scientists Are Learning About How Your Brain Navigates | WIRED

Beyond the Nobel: What Scientists Are Learning About How Your Brain Navigates | WIRED | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Russell Epstein is one of several researchers trying to connect the dots between today's Nobel-prize winning research on rat navigation and individual differences in people's ability to orient to their surroundings and find their way from one place to another.
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4 Ways to Increase the Visibility of Your Web Map

4 Ways to Increase the Visibility of Your Web Map | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
With over five hundred million active websites online, your shiny new web map is fighting for attention in a huge ocean of content. Never before has it been so important to work hard on improving the...
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Esri’s Living Atlas of the World: New source and method of obtaining and using spatial data

Esri’s Living Atlas of the World:  New source and method of obtaining and using spatial data | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Questions such as "How can I obtain geospatial data?" and "How do I know if that data is any good?" are central themes in this blog.  One data source that merits attention is the Esri Living Atlas ...
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Resolving the Challenges Facing National Mapping Organizations | Esri Insider

Resolving the Challenges Facing National Mapping Organizations | Esri Insider | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

"To address private sector competition, organizations need a strong platform to support customer needs.


While national map, chart, and data production (MAPS) organizations have long been recognized as the source of authoritative maps and mapping data, they are currently struggling to retain that unique position and, consequently, their funding, due to increased competition from the private sector.

Commercial map providers not only have the ability to quickly collect mapping data but also to package and distribute it in a way that resonates with businesses and government agencies. Because these commercial map providers are able to bring together data and services and deliver them on the Internet and in mobile environments, customers expect the same capabilities from their national MAPS organizations. MAPS organizations must move from solely being data providers to integrating and delivering information products including maps, data, web services, and apps, using a common platform delivered through Web GIS.

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See more at: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/esri-insider/2014/12/12/resolving-the-challenges-facing-national-mapping-organizations/#sthash.cXDWLzhw.dpuf

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Teaching GIS in a Computer Science Course, Part 2 | Joseph Kerski, GIS Education Community

Teaching GIS in a Computer Science Course, Part 2 | Joseph Kerski, GIS Education Community | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

"In a recent post, I introduced how GIS can be successfully integrated into a computer science course.  While my syllabus was only for an extended single class period, these ideas can be expanded into several weeks of content and can also be used to build a GIS-focused computer science course.  After I used the ArcGIS presentation capabilities to introduce GIS, spatial analysis, and discussed programming languages and workforce skills with the students, we began exploring the main Esri ArcGIS for Developers site.  We then investigated the developers’ site ArcGIS API for JavaScript.  This is a wonderful site for instructional use–as a source of specific tasks to be assigned, for whole-class work and instruction, and for small groups to work on.  One of my favorite things about the site is the “explore in the sandbox” capability.  As the name implies, this allows for students (or anyone) to adjust the code and see how that code affects the map.  Not only does this mean instant gratification for the students coding in class, but because the code is displayed side-by-side with the map, they can quickly see how the code works and how web mapping is driven by code.  The image below, for example, shows the map after the basemap was changed to “OSM” (OpenStreetMap) and the zoom level was changed to 14.  While we investigated the Python for ArcGIS Community resources, we discussed recent GIS Python books here and here as well, and talked about the importance of connecting with the coding community, locally and globally. I encouraged them to attend one of the local Developers’ MeetUps hosted by Esri"


See more at: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/gisedcom/2014/12/12/teaching-gis-in-a-computer-science-course-part-2/

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Cadastre future developments and brief institutional issues overview. | Fernando Gil, LinkedIn

Cadastre future developments and brief institutional issues overview. | Fernando Gil, LinkedIn | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

According to (Bennett, et al., 2011) new drivers impacting on the nature of role of future cadastres were discussed under the categories of political drivers, environmental drivers, technological drivers, and socio-economic. Globalisation, population urbanization, good governance, climate-change response, environmental management, 3D visualization/ analysis technologies, WSNs, standardization, and interoperability were found to be critical factors driving developments in the cadastral domain. Based on these drivers, six design elements of future cadastre emerged: Survey-Accurate Cadastres, Object-Oriented Cadastres, 3D/4D Cadastres (example presented in Figure 43), Real-Time Cadastres, Global Cadastres, and Organic Cadastres. Together, these elements provide a potential vision for the role and nature of future cadastres.

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Natural Hazards, GIS and Disaster Management: Fogo Eruption

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ArcGIS 10.3: The Next Generation of GIS Is Here | ArcGIS Blog

ArcGIS 10.3: The Next Generation of GIS Is Here | ArcGIS Blog | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

"We’re excited to announce that ArcGIS 10.3 is now available. ArcGIS 10.3 is a major release that will help you discover, make, use, and share maps from any device, anywhere, at any time.

ArcGIS 10.3 includes new apps and enhancements that will boost your efficiency and extend the impact of your work in your organization. Here are some of the highlights:"

 

Read more at http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2014/12/10/arcgis-10-3-the-next-generation-of-gis-is-here/

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