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Mainland Portuguese Municipalities WebGIS (v2) - ArcGIS Online Webmap

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Second version of the Mainland Portuguese municipalities WebGIS webmap (01/02/2013), obtained after compiling various information sources of public web GIS mapping of the Continental Portuguese municipalities.

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"But near things are more related than distant things". Tobler's Geography 1st Law
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The implementation of an Enterprise Geographical Information System to support Cadastre and Expropriation activities.

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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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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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Will the Real GIS Please Stand Up!

Think about how many times a day you say, see, or write the words “geographic information systems.” Or, more likely, it’s the acronym – GIS – that you use frequently. GIS, gee-eye-yes. How smoothly it rolls off your tongue. How familiar and soothing the letters are, something you know so well. I find it difficult to remember when I didn’t know the acronym, or the first time I heard it. Though now is when my graduate school office-mate would pipe up to remind me of that noisy departmental holiday party in December 1991, when a professor asked me on what I might focus for my dissertation work and I shouted over the crowd – having had a glass or two of eggnog – that it would somehow involve “GSI” – because I enjoyed it so much. Sigh.
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3 Cities Call on Data to Solve Civic Challenges

3 Cities Call on Data to Solve Civic Challenges | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
For many governments, getting data is easy, but analyzing data to source actionable information is infinitely more difficult.

But with the help of technology, data analytics tools and public-private partnerships, government officials in three notable cities are putting their data to work.
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Firefly Cartography

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This story map was created with the Story Map Cascade application in ArcGIS Online.
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New United Nations’ Global Data Hub Powered by Esri

New United Nations’ Global Data Hub Powered by Esri | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Esri and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) are working with a number of member states to utilise a data hub that will allow countries to measure, monitor, and report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a geographic context. This new hub, called the Federated System for the SDGs, is based on Esri's ArcGIS platform and will use location intelligence to make it easier for countries to collect, analyse, and share the data required to monitor progress toward the SDGs.
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Tracking Billions of Dollars in Foreign Aid in One Map

Tracking Billions of Dollars in Foreign Aid in One Map | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Donald Trump ran for President on the concept of “America First.” What does this mean in practice for his governing philosophy and foreign policy? Drastic cuts to foreign aid expenditures, namely, the money the U.S. sends to other countries for humanitarian, developmental and economic reasons. This made us wonder how much foreign aid the U.S. currently sends overseas and where the money is going, so we created a new viz.
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Powering the future of location intelligence: Earth imaging basics

Powering the future of location intelligence: Earth imaging basics | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
We’ve all interacted with imagery of our planet in one form or another. Whether on our mobile devices, televised news coverage, in-dash navigation screens, even gaming platforms  – viewing the earth from above has become commonplace.

Technology advancements, largely enabled by cloud storage and compute capabilities, have changed the way we access and interact with geospatial data. Streaming tile services rapidly serve up only the pixels we want to see. Artificial intelligence, computer vision, and machine learning have made it possible to extract information from imagery at scale – supporting novel use cases every day.
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Inside the moonshot effort to finally figure out the brain

Inside the moonshot effort to finally figure out the brain | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Rewriting Life
Inside the Moonshot Effort to Finally Figure Out the Brain
AI is only loosely modeled on the brain. So what if you wanted to do it right? You’d need to do what has been impossible until now: map what actually happens in neurons and nerve fibers.
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Why the Atmospheric Window Matters in Earth Science - GIS Geography

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What is Earth’s Atmospheric Window?
Have you ever wondered about how light passes the atmosphere to the Earth?

Because of ozone, water, carbon dioxide and other molecules in the atmosphere, this saves us from harmful radiation.

As a result, we only see specific portions of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum. This phenomenon is known as the Earth’s “atmospheric window”.

In remote sensing, sensors are built to pick up those specific spectral bands.
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WIFIRE Firemap

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"The data, results and output of this web site, the National Science Foundation funded WIFIRE Firemap modeling platform (https://firemap.sdsc.edu), are part of a research project and are not intended to be used as a decision making tool, or as a replacement for these tools. Firemap is a decision-support and information tool and its purpose is to analyze and visualize data and make it available to decision makers in a format which informs and assists them before, during and after a wildfire event. The WIFIRE project and the University of California provide the Firemap services and its products without a signed license. It is distributed by the Regents of the University of California "as is", as a public service and for research purposes, without any additional services from, or licensing by, the UC Regents."
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December 2017 | GIM International

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The focus of this last issue of 2017 is on Earth observation (EO) and satellite imagery. The front cover shows images of Dutch tulip fields as captured by satellite, provided by DigitalGlobe. In this magazine you will find an article on The National Satellite Data Portal, managed by The Netherlands Space Office. Despite existing for just five years, its user base and their usage patterns have become so diverse that its level of success is already beyond quantification.
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Copernicus Emergency Management Service: In Support of Crisis Preparedness and Response Operations

Learn about the Copernicus Emergency Management Service background, evolution and the current state. Overview of rapid mapping, risk & recovery mapping
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Supporting response to California wildfires with open data

Supporting response to California wildfires with open data | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
The wildfires devastating California are some of the worst in the state’s history. In Northern California, the fire has burned more than 120,000 acres, displaced thousands of residents and resulted in at least 21 deaths.
State and federal agencies as well as hundreds of emergency personnel and firefighters are working to contain the fire and provide humanitarian assistance to local residents. To support those efforts, DigitalGlobe is sharing imagery and critical data through our Open Data Program. Currently, DigitalGlobe is making satellite imagery for Santa Rosa, California, openly available and we could expand the area based on the fire’s activity.
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GeoInspirations: Ann Fritz - Collaborations in the Field and Across Disciplinary Boundaries

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Thank you for joining us for this edition of GeoInspirations. Today, our distinguished columnist, Dr. Joseph Kerski, features Ann Fritz from the Department of Environmental Quality in North Dakota.

I got to know Ann while planning for the 2017 North Dakota GIS conference. Her expertise in a wide variety of disciplines, her experience across many projects, her organizational and communications skills, and her passion for geomentoring immediately impressed me. Therefore, it is my great pleasure to introduce Ann Fritz to Directions Magazine readers and, through her story, inspire you to think outside the box about your own career pathway
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Fisheries Scientists to Reap Benefits from New NOAA Satellite | NOAA Fisheries

Fisheries Scientists to Reap Benefits from New NOAA Satellite | NOAA Fisheries | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Environmental satellites are a forecaster’s best friend. Orbiting high above the planet, these “eyes in the sky” watch for extreme weather and climate conditions that threaten lives and property.

But meteorologists aren’t the only ones who rely on these spacecraft. Marine biologists, fishery managers, and coastal habitat planners need satellites to track changes in ocean color and spikes in ocean temperature--important clues in understanding where marine animals live, spawn, and feed. In turn, that information can be used by scientists and managers to sustain marine resources for generations to come.
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Exclusive: Disaster response in the digital age | GovInsider

Exclusive: Disaster response in the digital age | GovInsider | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
It was mid-August when the threat of Hurricane Harvey loomed ominously on the horizon. However, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) was still primarily relying on paper maps to prepare the response to the Hurricane just three days before landfall.
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What is Big Data And How Does It Work?

One of the most common question in these days is what is big data and how does it actually works? Any time you go online you are producing data, and leav
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Urban Energy Modelling

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The visualisation of results from urban energy modelling and simulation is a crucial part of energy research as it is the main communication tool among scientists, engineers and decision-makers. Energy modelling and simulation results are directly linked to spatial objects and 3D therefore becomes a necessity. Multiple interactive 3D visualisation environments exist, such as Esri’s City Engine or CESIUM web globe. However, these applications are mainly targeted as 3D viewers for use on desktop machines and lack immersive components that enable users to truly immerse themselves, explore and interact with the real environment on-site.
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Radiant Solutions

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Radiant Solutions is focused on revealing geospatial insight from big data through innovation.  So what happens when Big Data repositories grow too massive and diverse to analyze in a timely manner?  Insight revealed from big data in support of national security and industry challenges loses its value if it takes weeks to derive it.

GeoWave, developed by Radiant Solutions, is an open source software library that allows users to quickly and efficiently index and search massive sets of multidimensional data, enabled by the scalability of distributed computing frameworks. After a huge summer of conferences and the 0.9.6 release, GeoWave has started to cement itself as one of the premier geospatial big-data libraries. GeoWave sets itself apart from similar libraries because of how quickly it can run analytics on large datasets and the geospatial industry has started to take note. We are proud of what we’ve accomplished in the past few months and are excited for the next milestones that we have to hit.
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The 4 Types of Data Analytics

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We focus on the four types of data analytics we encounter in data science: Descriptive, Diagnostic, Predictive and Prescriptive.
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Learning about Machine Learning

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Across a series of blogs, with thanks to research from Apps for Good Volunteer Researcher Federica Luciolli*, we will explore some of the important topics surrounding the artificial intelligence and machine learning discourse. These will include the ML and AI education landscape and how this technology can be used for good.

Later this year Apps for Good, in collaboration with SAP, will implement machine learning resources on our platform. These will be targeted to Fellows, teachers and older students. The resources will enable an understanding of the topic and the potential problems posed by new technologies.
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Cesium | cesium.com

Cesium | cesium.com | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Cesium is geospatial. Use Cesium Composer's simple workflow to create 3D maps of your geospatial data for visualization, analysis, and sharing. For developers, use the open-source Cesium JavaScript library to create custom 3D mapping apps.
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Introducing Deep Learning and Neural Networks — Deep Learning for Rookies (1)

Introducing Deep Learning and Neural Networks — Deep Learning for Rookies (1) | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Welcome to the first post of my series Deep Learning for Rookies by me, a rookie. I’m writing as a reinforcement learning strategy to process and digest the knowledge better. But if you are a deep learning rookie, then this is for you as well because we can learn together as rookies!
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Explore the Economic Value of GIS

Explore the Economic Value of GIS | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
How valuable is GIS to an organization, a city or country? Actually, GIS is a "general purpose" technology...much like a spreadsheet or word processor. That is, try doing without GIS. In this webinar, we'll explore certain fundamental value propositions for GIS in both commercial and government applications.
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EarthServer: 1+ Petabyte Analysis-Ready Datacubes

EarthServer: 1+ Petabyte Analysis-Ready Datacubes | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
EarthServer, the European Union Big Data initiative, has reached the next milestone: Today in the second phase extending through April 2018, the Italian data provider MEEO S.R.L. exceeds 1 Petabyte of spatio-temporal, analysis ready data processed through its operational Earth Observation Data Service…
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Research Reveals Scope of Open Geospatial Data Across Europe

Research Reveals Scope of Open Geospatial Data Across Europe | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Open data is available from the majority of European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities (NMCAs), a new survey has found. Research by the Open European Location Services (ELS) Project reveals that 98% of respondents provide at least some of their data free of charge. Of these, 37% make all their data available under an open licence. 

Whilst open data models vary, more than 85% provide view and search services, 72% enable downloads and 67% allow its re-use in products. Users include public authorities, public services, research and education as well as commercial companies.

This survey provides a snapshot of the scope of open data from official national sources across geographical Europe, said Dominik Kopczewski, policy development manager at international not-for-profit organisation, EuroGeographics which is co-ordinating the Open ELS Project. 
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