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"But near things are more related than distant things". Tobler's Geography 1st Law
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GLCN: software

GLCN: software | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

"Global Land Cover Network (GLCN): The global alliance for standard multi-purpose land cover data production


Through its outreach activities programme, GLCN promotes the distribution of free software (such as LCCS, GeoVis/MAP, MadCat, ADG etc..), manuals and tutorials in support of land cover mapping programmes around the world. Following is the list of components of the "GLCN tools set". "

 

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Through its outreach activities programme, GLCN promotes the distribution of free software (such as LCCS, GeoVis/MAP, MadCat, ADG etc..), manuals and tutorials in support of land cover mapping programmes around the world.
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Top GIS Programming Languages You Should Use

Top GIS Programming Languages You Should Use | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Top GIS Programming Languages You Should Use From revolutionizing the manner of map creation and design, to advancing the way manner of earth’s observation
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Innovation Principles | OGC

Innovation Principles | OGC | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
The OGC Innovation Program provides a collaborative agile process for advancing new technologies. Since 1999, 95 initiatives have taken place, from multi-million dollar testbeds (such as Testbed 12) to in-kind interoperability experiments. During these initiatives, sponsors and technology implementers come together to solve problems, produce prototypes, develop demonstrations, provide best practices, and advance the future of standards.

The first Innovation Program initiative was in 1999, when the Web Mapping Testbed took place and helped to develop the most popular OGC standard: the Web Map Service (WMS). Today, hundreds of thousands of data layers are available via WMS, and more than ten thousand articles are available related to this subject.
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e Database Concept and Spatial Data Models


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Good solid look at spatial data models explaining raster and vector their strengths and weakness

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Big Data, Small Business: The Ethics of Data in Agriculture

Big Data, Small Business: The Ethics of Data in Agriculture | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
From this open-access standpoint, the results could be the survival of many of our globe’s independent farms and the people whose livelihoods depend upon them. The widening gulf between small farms and giants like Monsanto could be moderated to some extent. At least, those farms would be given a chance to survive and to maximize their profits. We believe that agtech providers should help farmers to lessen the great power asymmetry between them and their large agribusiness competitors.

Read more: http://policyreview.info/articles/analysis/ethics-big-data-big-agriculture
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Automating Oil and Gas Field Mapping in Wyoming | ArcNews

Automating Oil and Gas Field Mapping in Wyoming | ArcNews | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
As one of the United States' top oil- and gas-producing states, Wyoming relies heavily on geological data, which needs to be current and organized. The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS)—which promotes the beneficial and environmentally sound use of geologic, mineral, and energy resources—has published regularly updated maps of oil and gas field locations since 1972. This series of maps is popular with industry professionals and local governments, as well as the general public.
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Winning the e-commerce battle with GIS - Logistics Insight Asia

Winning the e-commerce battle with GIS - Logistics Insight Asia | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

Changing consumer habits and preferences, together with the rapid pace of technological innovation, has changed the face of e-commerce.

 

While traditional bricks and mortar shops are here to stay, the paradigm has shifted. Today, the convenience of having thousands of brands and products at our fingertips has created new customer expectations regarding delivery times and the overall buying experience.
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A Network Derailed

A Network Derailed | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
America’s vast transportation infrastructure is one of the nation's most impressive modern achievements. This sprawling network of roads, bridges, railways, ports, waterways, and airports stretches from sea to sea, enabling the rapid distribution of people, goods, services, and even ideas throughout the country and beyond. It is the connective tissue that physically unites the nation, and it's critical for the prosperity of the American economy.
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Custom Google Maps style - How to design your own Google Maps style? - Digital Geography

Custom Google Maps style - How to design your own Google Maps style? - Digital Geography | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Google Maps is one of the most popular web-based map services. If you want to adjust its style you can easily define a custom style sheet and embed it as JSON element into your HTML-code. Because there are lots of map elements you can style, it could be a good idea to use one of here introduced web service specialized on Google Maps style creation.
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Get Started with ArcGIS Maps for Office | Learn ArcGIS

Get Started with ArcGIS Maps for Office | Learn ArcGIS | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
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You are the marketing manager for a chain of high-end beauty salons in the Ottawa, Canada area. The owners recently opened a new location and revenue isn't yet matching expectations—you need to create a new, loyal customer base! At a recent Women's Show convention, you held a drawing at your booth and collected a large amount of new contact information. You want to streamline this list to identify people who might realistically become new clients at the new salon, and send them a special promotional package to entice them to book an appointment.
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At the NGA, GIS Underpins Virtually Everything | ArcNews

At the NGA, GIS Underpins Virtually Everything | ArcNews | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Because the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provides geospatial intelligence services to a wide spectrum of users including US policy makers, the armed forces, intelligence agencies, and first responders, it needed greater data interoperability. But, as with many mature organizations, NGA's data and applications weren't designed for the demands of immediate accessibility. So the agency is migrating to a cloud-native environment to make its computing resources instantly available across the enterprise.

"Getting our data into the cloud environment, where it is easily accessible and useful, is incredibly important to us," said Susan (Sue) Gordon, deputy director of NGA. "We needed to get our data in a place that would protect it, make it application agnostic, and allow it to be quickly retrieved—and the cloud is perfectly designed for that. From this point forward, we will develop everything in the cloud."
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Trimble Catalyst

Trimble Catalyst | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

"Trimble Catalyst is a revolutionary technology that features a subscription-based software GNSS receiver, so you can get insanely close to your world. Whenever, wherever, you want to. Here's how it works, in a nutshell:

- Choose aTrimble Catalyst enabled app
- Plug the Catalyst DA1 antenna into your Android phone or tablet's USB port
- Select a subscription based on your accuracy needs


Catalyst is the latest example of Trimble's passion and spirit of innovation. It is an idea that grew from the water cooler talk of a few engineers in New Zealand to a global collaboration of Trimble's teams from Munich to Chennai to Colorado. It is opening the door to a new generation of applications. And it's giving users a chance to do a lot more with a lot more accurate information."

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The Rise of Location Data – Delivering a Strong GeoAnalytics Strategy | SAP Blogs

The Rise of Location Data – Delivering a Strong GeoAnalytics Strategy | SAP Blogs | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Gartner, Forrester, Dresner Advisory Services, … have recenty spoken to GeoAnalytics (also known as Location Intelligence) and location data becoming critical requirements when delivering a full and consistent Business Intelligence strategy.

#GeoAnalytics is becoming one of the new buzzwords in BI. And we see different definitions, meanings and applications of GeoAnalytics across verticals. This is why there are expected functionalities that need to be there, and ready-to-use, in order to make sure to get the best insights out of location data.
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Web GIS Explained - 5 Essential Elements and What is Web GIS? - GEO Jobe

Web GIS Explained - 5 Essential Elements and What is Web GIS? - GEO Jobe | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
A hot buzz term that you’ll be hearing quite often these days is “Web GIS”, however, you may be wondering to yourself, what is Web GIS as it seems fairly broad in scope.  According to Esri, Web GIS is a type of distributed information system, comprising at least a server and a client, where the …
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El uso científico de drones en geomática será “una herramienta imprescindible” en el futuro

El uso científico de drones en geomática será “una herramienta imprescindible” en el futuro | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
El uso científico geoespacial de los drones “será en el futuro una herramienta imprescindible para resolver situaciones de fenómenos naturales con alta precisión”, aseguró hoy el investigador italiano experto en geomática Antonio Vettore, durante un congreso que se realiza en Rosario.

“Esta nueva tecnología es extremadamente económica, permite obtener resultados de alta precisión en el relevamiento del territorio en sus diversas aplicaciones, como por ejemplo en el estudio de fenómenos naturales”, explicó a Télam el experto en geomática aplicada al uso de drones de la Universidad de Padua.
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Introduction to Map Design

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Outstanding brief overview of the basics of cartogtraphy

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Ireland's Next Great Innovation, All Mapped Out | ArcNews

Ireland's Next Great Innovation, All Mapped Out | ArcNews | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) is in the midst of a groundbreaking cartographic automation project that's transforming its product offerings and service capabilities. In partnership with Esri Ireland, OSi has developed the multiresolution data store (MRDS), an advanced cartographic solution based on the ArcGIS platform that enables OSi to automatically generate and update map products and services quickly, with minimal human intervention.


When OSi captures new data and loads it into PRIME2, all that information will instantly—and automatically—filter down through all the organization's map projects and end up on maps like this one.

This is an ambitious process-transformation project, and it's improving OSi's ability to respond to customer needs, save on operational costs, and provide the authoritative location framework that is essential to meeting Ireland's social, economic, legislative, security, business, and administrative requirements.
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The ethics of big data in big agriculture

The ethics of big data in big agriculture | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
This paper examines the ethics of big data in agriculture, focusing on the power asymmetry between farmers and large agribusinesses like Monsanto. Following the recent purchase of Climate Corp., Monsanto is currently the most prominent biotech agribusiness to buy into big data. With wireless sensors on tractors monitoring or dictating every decision a farmer makes, Monsanto can now aggregate large quantities of previously proprietary farming data, enabling a privileged position with unique insights on a field-by-field basis into a third or more of the US farmland. This power asymmetry may be rebalanced through open-sourced data, and publicly-funded data analytic tools which rival Climate Corp. in complexity and innovation for use in the public domain.
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State Governments: Taking the Lead on Open Data - GovLoop

State Governments: Taking the Lead on Open Data - GovLoop | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Former President Obama’s Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government ushered in a new emphasis on encouraging governments at all levels to make the datasets they were already collecting available to the citizens they serve.  State and local governments really heeded the call and many cities launched Open Data Portals to provide access to the raw data and help facilitate the insights to be gleaned from that data.  As is customary, initiatives change from administration to administration as focus areas are unique to each President.  While open data does not seem to be as high of a priority for this Administration, this should in no way impede the significant progress already underway, and, in many ways, state and local government is the perfect place for open data to grow and prosper.
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Turning Dirty Streets Clean through Comprehensive Open Data Mapping

Turning Dirty Streets Clean through Comprehensive Open Data Mapping | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Los Angeles, Calif.’s comprehensive Clean Streets LA (CSLA) initiative is effectively addressing street cleanliness using the power of data and mapping. Through a CSLA initiative called CleanStat, Los Angeles is the first city to map the cleanliness of every one of its blocks. CleanStat data, and an accompanying story map that provides context and explanations, are hosted on the GeoHub, LA’s map-based open data portal, meaning the results of the initiative are easily accessible by residents and other departments. Since launching CleanStat almost a year ago, the city has reduced unclean streets by 82% and somewhat clean streets by 84%. During the last quarter of 2016, unclean streets made up only 1% of the total street segments and 87% of the streets were rated clean.  
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Esri Developer Summit Keynote: The Future of Realtime Mapping | PubNub

Esri Developer Summit Keynote: The Future of Realtime Mapping | PubNub | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
The leaps and bounds that mapping technology is making continues to impress. We’ve gone from static, to interactive, to immersive maps, with more features and functionality being added as new APIs, services, and frameworks enter the market and become an essential piece of apps across every vertical and industry today.

One of the drivers of this continuous innovation is the application of realtime data to mapping. Tracking assets and vehicles, changing data from sensors, the list goes on, and the combination of realtime data and maps exposes the functionality to a broader set of developers through easy to consume data sources and comprehensive mapping APIs.
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GIS/Map Providers Compared 1: Core Offering? - Geoawesomeness

GIS/Map Providers Compared 1: Core Offering? - Geoawesomeness | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered the differences between the main GIS/Map providers? We have too. So we asked 6 of the largest providers 6 questions to help us better understand. We will be rolling out the answers we received in a series of blog posts. This is the first in the series and covers our first topic: core offering.

Please note, the answers provided in this blog series is text supplied of each of the providers. We have not altered the answers provided in any way. We will, in the last of the series, write a summary blog post.
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Evolution of Solar Power - Breeze, by Greenbyte

Evolution of Solar Power - Breeze, by Greenbyte | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
"This interactive infographic shows the cumulative installed solar power capacity per country, continent and the world as a whole between 1992-2015.

Drag the slider or click the play button in the bottom to see how solar power capacity has changed over time. The area of each circle on the map corresponds to its respective capacity. Haver with the cursor over any circle to see more details. Only countries with more than 2SMW of solar power capacity installed as of the end of 201 5 are presented on the map."
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World first geospatial mapping – for nearly every building, nearly every little detail

World first geospatial mapping – for nearly every building, nearly every little detail | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Government-owned company PSMA has officially launched what it says is a world first in geospatial mapping technology, providing high-resolution built environment data that will soon cover the whole of Australia.
Geoscape will provide data sets including a digital representation of every building in Australia with a roof over nine square metres in urban areas, 3D attributes such as eave height and maximum roof height, zoning, solar panels, swimming pools, roof materials, tree coverage and surface coverage – linked to geocoded address and property data.
While some of this information is already available, the data sets are typically very small, PSMA chief executive Dan Paull told The Fifth Estate.
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Indoor Navigation, positioning and Tracking with Beacons

Indoor Navigation, positioning and Tracking with Beacons | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Indoor positioning, tracking and navigation have become pivotal role to play in many industries like offices, hospitals, schools, warehouses and among others. It helps user to track inside and outside business premises. For inside Beacons run and detect the user from their mobile devices and for outside definitely GPS used to track and navigate the user anytime, anywhere. iSos product is working on the same platform and it has other various features too that resolving the pain areas of many organisation. You can go through the site www.isosinc.com.
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