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The Watson Institute at Brown University presents Mark Blyth on Austerity

A Watson Institute video on the global trend toward Austerity budgets featuring Mark Blyth, the author of Austerity: The history of a dangerous idea (http://...
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Geospatial World Forum 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

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Considering the underlying objectives of both INSPIRE and Geospatial World Forum is to promote the optimal use and implementation of spatial data and resources for growth, there is an existing foundation for a synergised effort. While INSPIRE is designed to discuss the latest developments of the INSPIRE Directive, addressing common policy issues, applications and implementations of SDIs, Geospatial World Forum features success stories of private industry and users of spatial data boosting the business of spatial information and downstream dissemination of the technology applications. By combining efforts, both

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INSPIRE - EU & ‪Geospatial‬ World Forum will be organized together on 24-29 May 2015 in Lisbon

 

Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. It is the westernmost large city located in continental Europe, as well as its westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon is recognized as a global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. It is one of the major economic centers on the continent, with a growing financial sector and the largest/second largest container port on Europe's Atlantic coast. Most of the headquarters of multinationals in the country are located in the Lisbon area and it is the 9th city in the world in terms of quantity of international conferences. It is also the political centre of the country, as seat of Government and residence of the Head of State. The seat of the district of Lisbon and the centre of the NUTS II Lisbon region.

Climate

Lisbon has a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm to hot summers. The average annual temperature is 21.5 °C (70.7 °F) during the day and 13.5 °C (56.3 °F) at night. Average annual temperature of the sea is 17.5 °C (63.5 °F). In the coldest month – January – the high temperature during the day typically ranges from 11 to 18 °C (52 to 64 °F), the low temperature at night ranges from 3 to 13 °C (37 to 55 °F) and the average sea temperature is 15 °C (59 °F).[36] In the warmest month – August – the high temperature during the day typically ranges from 26 to 35 °C (79 to 95 °F), the low temperature at night ranges from 17 to 22 °C (63 to 72 °F) and the average sea temperature is 20 °C (68 °F).[36] Generally, a summer season lasts about 6 months, from May to October. Three months – March, April and November – are transitional, sometimes the temperature exceeds 25 °C (77 °F), with an average temperature in these three months of 18.9 °C (66 °F) during the day and 12.0 °C (53.6 °F) at night. December, January and February are the coldest months, with an average temperature of 15.5 °C (59.9 °F) during the day and 8.9 °C (48.0 °F) at night.

Getting to Lisbon

Lisboa International Airport, 7 km from the city centre, has daily flights to and from the major cities in Europe and the world. The Portuguese airline TAP - Air Portugal, as well as major international airlines, fly to and from Lisboa. 
www.airport-desk.com/airports/europe/portugal/lisbon-portela-airport.html

Currency

The unit of currency in Portugal is the Euro €.

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1Spatial joins SIBA, outlines vision for Cadastre 2034

1Spatial joins SIBA, outlines vision for Cadastre 2034 | Nostri Orbis | Scoop.it

Sydney: 1Spatial group has announced that its Sydney-based office has formally joined the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA), the leading association representing spatial industry in Australia and New Zealand. The Sydney, New South Wales office oversees the Asia Pacific region.

 

Martin Gregory, General Manager for 1Spatial Asia Pacific said, " Joining SIBA is the best way for 1Spatial to contribute to a number of important spatial industry and government initiatives."

1Spatial has widespread experience in the management and transformation of very large spatial data holdings in a number of National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies and other data publishers including Ordnance Survey Great Britain, IGN France, AdV in Germany, PSMA in Australia and others.

 

In its response to Cadastre 2034, 1Spatial recommended that future cadastres of New Zealand and Australia should be based on a future proof conceptual data model, support dynamic 3D data and Provide a data management framework capable of supporting periodic upgrades.

The ‘Cadastre 2034: Powering Land & Real Property’ consultation process has been extended until August 31 and is going to result in a wide-ranging draft national strategy.

Source: SpatialSource    


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Taking Earth's Temperature from Space

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Like thermometers in the sky, satellite instruments can measure the temperatures of Earth’s surfaces. ESA’s new GlobTemperature project is merging these data from a variety of spaceborne sensors to provide scientists with a one-stop shop for land, lake and ice temperature data.
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When Internet Of Things Meets Big Data - InformationWeek

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IoT will exponentially increase the volume, variety, and velocity of data, but that's not all you need to worry about.
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Syria death toll 'more than 191,000'

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More than 191,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict up to April, the UN human rights chief says.

 

Navi Pillay said the figure was "probably an underestimate" and criticised what she called "international paralysis" on the issue.

 

The figure is more than double the UN estimate given a year ago.

Opposition groups in Syria have been fighting President Bashar al-Assad for over three years, but have lost ground in recent months.

 

The UN report was based on data from four different monitoring groups and the Syrian government which was then cross-checked.

 

Read more at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28892552

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Why do some countries develop faster than others?

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One puzzle of the world economy is that for 200 years, the world’s rich countries grew faster than poorer countries, a process aptly described by Lant Pritchett as “Divergence, Big Time.” When Adam Smith wrote The Wealth of Nations in 1776, per capita income in the world’s richest country – probably the Netherlands – was about four times that of the… 
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5 Ways To Hone Your Problem-Solving Abilities And Become An Expert In Your Field

5 Ways To Hone Your Problem-Solving Abilities And Become An Expert In Your Field | Nostri Orbis | Scoop.it
Solving problems increases your value as an expert and empowers those around you to think critically as well.
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A Tour through Ancient Rome in 320 C.E. - YouTube

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=VAgA6G75XsI A project between Khan Academy and Rome Reborn - with Dr. Bernard Frischer
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Information Governance Framework

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RT @IlonaKoti: #InfoGov14 Co-Founder @NickInglis has released the @Optismo Information Governance Model Framework: http://t.co/wMfuHtg2Pb #…

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Smart irrigation bears fruit

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A new irrigation system – Waterbee – is set to reduce costs and save water. John O’Flaherty, the project coordinator for Waterbee, explained: “We’ve developed a smart…
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Taking Europe’s pulse - The Economist overview of European GDP, debt and jobs

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Our interactive overview of European GDP, debt and jobs Europe’s economies CurrencyEconomyGDP per personUnemploymentYouth unemploymentDebtPublic debtBudget...
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University of Leicester to explore the potential use of drones in archaeology | Culture24

University of Leicester to explore the potential use of drones in archaeology | Culture24 | Nostri Orbis | Scoop.it
A new project at the University of Leicester is about to explore the uses of Ground Penetrating Radar and unmanned aerial vehicles - drones - in archaeology.
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Land Lines, Julio 2014

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Smart City Technology Revenue to Triple by 2023 | Sustainable Brands

Smart City Technology Revenue to Triple by 2023 | Sustainable Brands | Nostri Orbis | Scoop.it
Smart city technology revenue will grow from $8.8 billion annually worldwide in 2014 to $27.5 billion in 2023, as cities around the world adopt smart city technology to meet sustainability goals, boost local economies and improve services, according to a new report by Navigant Research. The largest market driver for smart cities is urban population growth, the report says.
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Do These 3 Things Before Bed To Hack Your Creativity While You Sleep

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What you do right before sleep could mean a breakthrough in the morning.
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Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.
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A Look at the Smart Chicago Collaborative Model

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Through a cross-sector partnership among philanthropy, government, and others, the Smart Chicago Collaborative, a nonprofit dedicated to improving residents’ lives through technology, anchors Chicago’s growing civic tech scene.
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MILLENIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT CABO VERDE II: O Projecto Land do MCA-CV II

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Geography News: SPACIT, EyeonEarth, EASSH, GeoBusiness, fieldwork

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Agile Requirements with User Story - YouTube

As an integral part of many agile development processes, user stories offers a quick way in recording user’s requirements, without the need to write any deta...
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How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing - Wired.co.uk

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How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing
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"After establishing a social network of scientists, its collaborative power will produce the tools of the future," the document predicts.

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Outside Lisbon, a Verdant World of Castles and Palaces

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Sintra, about 20 miles west of the capital, is one of Portugal’s crown jewels.
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9 Things Successful People Won't Do

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My last post, How Successful People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve (it's already approaching 1.5 million reads here on LinkedIn). The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you
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Wheat Matters

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Sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat systems to ensure global food security and reduce poverty
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How the Cloud is Changing Everything for Government IT

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More governments are doing big data analytics, high-performance computing, collaborative applications and disaster recovery in the cloud.
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OGC Announces Big Data Domain Working Group

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At the recent OGC meetings in Geneva, members of the OGC formed an OGC Big Data Domain Working Group. This OGC domain group provides an open forum for discussions and standards recommendations for ...
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