This paper introduces a GIS-based tool designed to assess centrality and connectivity in urban public transport networks. Despite some recent progress and supportive rhetoric by policy makers, the public transport systems of large Australian cities remain characterised by market shares significantly below those in most developed cities outside the US. Public transport users and experts have long lamented that sizeable proportions of Australian metropolitan areas have no access to high-quality public transport services and where they do these services only cover a limited range of possible destinations. Public transport thus largely fails to live up to a ‘go anywhere, anytime’ principle that would make it more competitive with car travel.
The India-WRIS project is a joint venture of Indian Space Research Organisation and Central Water Commission.It aims to develop an online, user friendly application that shall bring all information related to the water resources of the nation at single window wherefrom all the interested users can obtain it and make use of it.
There is an excellent article in the January/February 2012 issue of Electric Light & Power titled “The Revitalization, Modernization of the Aging Transmission System” by Dwayne Stradford. Mr. Stradford does a very thorough job of laying out the needs for each of modernizing the national transmission system.
The ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap is a free tool you can download for ArcGIS Desktop from CodePlex. It allows people to do two key things from a disaster management / humanitarian relief perspective.
This document is a project report of "Multi-hazard Risk Assessment in Nargis Affected Areas, Myanmar" that was implemented by UNDP Myanmar by commissioning the TARU Leading Edge Private Limited of India, with the finacial support from the Swiss International Development Agency (SIDA), and the technical support from the Global Risk Identification Programme (GRIP) including reviewing the bidding proposals and the project reports. The report aims to inform Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programme of the Government, UN Agencies, donors, and other development organizations to support the vulnerable communities to get better prepared for the future disaters.
Climate Month is our recognition of the growing concern around climate change and our effort to highlight innovative resilience-building solutions. Cristina Rumbaitis Del Rio is at the COP17 Climate Change conference in Durban, South Africa and will be reporting back.
Northern Saudi Arabia is known for the most extensive sand and gravel deserts in the world, but modern agriculture has changed its face. The photograph (featured above) shows a surreal view of abundant green fields in the midst of a barren desert. It was captured by astronauts on the International Space Station.
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