Recently, CLIMsystems Ltd. analyzed future climate impacts on the Hazelwood brown-coal fired power station located 150 km east of Melbourne in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, Australia. These impacts included changes in ambient temperatures. The power station produces around 10 terawatt (TW) hours of energy, supplying up to 25% of Victoria’s energy requirements and 5.4% of Australia’s energy demand. The power station is a heat-intensive operation and relies on water extracted from a dedicated cooling pond. The Australian Energy Market Operator has forecast that Victorians would use an average about 10,250 megawatts (MW) of electricity per day through the three days of the recent heat wave event. On a typical summer day Victorians use about 6600 MW a day. Blackouts have occurred in parts of Victoria, and fan numbers were down during the opening rounds at the Australian Open grand slam tennis event with some players expressing concern after heat exhaustion. Tournament officials finally enacted their “Extreme Heat Policy” (for temperatures exceeding 42°C or 108°F) and suspeneded matches on the outer courts for several hours. Over this stretch of several days in January Melbourne experienced its longest heat wave in more than a century.
Recall that it wasn't too long ago that Esri officially announced the deprecation announcement for ArcGIS 10.1 and the upcoming release of 10.2.1 - see the support blog for details. From Esri... With the ArcGIS 10.2.1 update to the Deprecation Plan, the pattern is changing from a once-a-year release format to new updates with every release. The Deprecation Plan is also expanding to cover apps, mobile, and ArcGIS Runtime SDK products.
We were reminded of these changes by our friend Tripp Corbin from Corbin Associates who has also provided a quick look at some of the most noteworthy updates in this latest release. This from Tripp:
Esri has recently announced the release of ArcGIS 10.2.1. It has several new enhancements to ArcGIS for Desktop which I think many of us will find very useful. I have not had the chance to install this new version yet so I don’t know how stable it is. As with any new update, I recommend installing on a test box first to make sure nothing goes horribly wrong with your workflows....
The field calculator in ArcGIS is a great tool for manipulating the contents of both numerical and string fields in ArcMap. Listed here are some tips and resources for using the field calculator in ArcGIS with Python and VBScript.
Revista Pesquisa Detalhes Ampliados Revista Pesquisa O primeiro mapa produzido a partir de imagens do satélite Landsat, depois de dois anos de trabalho manual, tem 4 metros de largura por 3 metros de altura e ocupa hoje uma das salas do Laboratório...
GEO: Incra disponibiliza página para exportação de coordenadas e acesso a dados on Geoprocessing curated by Elpidio I F Filho (GEO: Incra disponibiliza página para exportação de coordenadas e acesso a dados | @scoopit
n el post anterior indique una sorpresa, además de migrar los ejemplos de MFD, complemente un nuevo documento, agregue mejoras y ejemplos relacionados, con PostgreSQL, PostGIS, MapServer, MapScript, este manual esta escrito en Español, redactado de forma sencilla y explica paso a paso cómo adentrarse en el mundo de la información geoespacial en internet usando software de código abierto. El manual incluye un conjunto de ejercicios cuyos datos de partida y código se adjuntan en un fichero aparte del PDF. El contenido de la guía está completamente en Español y se caracteriza por tener una redacción informal que evita las definiciones complejas y busca en todo momento la claridad.