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Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop, Third Edition, Available

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Best-selling workbook includes many new graphics to showcase the latest software functionality.
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The implementation of an Enterprise Geographical Information System to support Cadastre and Expropriation activities.

The implementation of an Enterprise Geographical Information System to support Cadastre and Expropriation activities. | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

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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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The Continuing Evolution of Mapmaking | ArcGIS Blog

The Continuing Evolution of Mapmaking | ArcGIS Blog | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
This 1584 map of the waters off coastal Portugal contains a wealth of invaluable geographic information for mariners (such as sailing directions and the locations of harbors). The nautical atlas where it first appeared was the first of its kind, and an immediate commercial success. Modern sailors, while equipped with more accurate (and up-to-date) depictions, can still appreciate the critical value of the information, as well as the aesthetic beauty of its presentation.
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Cell Phones and SAR - Browser-based Location Apps

Cell Phones and SAR - Browser-based Location Apps | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
These are free apps that can be used to locate persons that need help, are responsive, and can access the network - even with a fairly limited connection (using SMS).  It is a good idea to get familiar with all four as they can be used in different circumstances.
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Will Artificial Intelligence replace developers (part 2)?

Will Artificial Intelligence replace developers (part 2)? | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

This is a part 2 of the overview of different AI solutions automating the programming process. The part 1 can be found here (http://www.michalkomorowski.com/2017/11/will-artificial-intelligence-replace.html). Today I will describe another 5 "virtual developers".

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How to Build a Geographic Dashboard with Real-Time Data | R-bloggers

In this post, I show how to build an interactive geographic dashboard using Displayr, Plotly and R. It is particularly fascinating in that it tracks the real-time position of military aircraft. To do so, I am first going to bring in some data from two separate sources (regions based on the size of military air-force, and then the real-time tracking of aircraft positions). The dashboard displays the dynamic data in two ways: region shading (to indicate the size of the military force per country) and point markers (for the aircraft positions). I then build a map to neatly and attractively display all this data.
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What I learned from going blind in space

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There's an astronaut saying: In space, “there is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.” So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer pressure, of dealing with dangerous and scary situations? Retired colonel Chris Hadfield paints a vivid portrait of how to be prepared for the worst in space (and life) -- and it starts with walking into a spider’s web. Watch for a special space-y performance.
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kNN: K-Nearest Neighbours Algorithm in R | Michael Grogan

kNN: K-Nearest Neighbours Algorithm in R | Michael Grogan | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

"The purpose of a k-nearest neighbours algorithm (kNN) is to classify information. kNN is one of the most simplistic machine learning algorithms, and is very useful when it comes to solving classification problems.

Here, we are using a winery dataset (available from the UCI Machine Learning Repository).

You can see in the above image (which is a simplistic graph of how kNN works) that each observation is being categorised to a specific group (in this case a wine is being categorised as a 1, 2, or 3), with a boundary then defining the area for each category."

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Parallax Error | Introduction to Physics

A parallax error is an error in reading an instrument due to the eye of the observer and pointer are not in a line perpendicular to the plane of the scale
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USGS releases interactive map of croplands in the world

USGS releases interactive map of croplands in the world | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
The US Geological Survey (USGS) has released a high-resolution interactive map of the croplands in the world.
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How to access Copernicus Sentinel-3 data

Mark Higgins Training Manager at EUMETSAT explains how to access and download Sentinel-3 data from EUMETSAT’s Copernicus Online Data Archive (CODA). Acces
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Tweets in ArcGIS Pro | GeoNet

Tweets in ArcGIS Pro | GeoNet | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

"The twitter API provides access not only to the timeline of users or for creating and publishing tweets but also to collect tweets in a certain area or with defined search items.
In this post I would like to show you, how to collect tweets in real time as well as "historic" tweets. By historic we need to state that it is not possible to access tweets older then 2 weeks by default."

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Citizens Property Insurance: Improving Operational Efficiency with GIS

Citizens Property Insurance’s web mapping app combines National Hurricane Center weather, policy, and claims data to help prepare for large storms i
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Nasa just captured the last 20 years of Earth in a terrifying two minute video

Nasa just captured the last 20 years of Earth in a terrifying two minute video | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
An astonishing new map that highlights the unprecedented impact of climate change over the last 20 years has been captured by Nasa. 

The animation shows our planet’s seasonal fluctuations as seen from space after the US space agency condensed two decades of data into just a few minutes. 
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Using GIS in SAR and Emergency Services - Google Groups

Welcome to Using GIS in SAR and Emergency Services

A group for National Park rangers, sheriffs, Mountain Rescue Associations and other emergency service people to discuss and help others use and implement GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology in SAR (Search and Rescue),  emergency and day to day operations.

Central to our group’s goals is to make GIS techniques and technologies more accessible to non-specialists. Towards this end, we have continued to explore techniques and technologies that can create a more streamlined workflow and effective situational awareness when using GIS.
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Birds Discover Longitude

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Eurasian reed warblers don’t need no stinkin’ marine chronometers. A new study suggests that the migratory birds make use of magnetic declination to determine longitude, “at least under some circumstances under clear skies. Experienced migrants tested during autumn migration in Rybachy, Russia, were exposed to an 8.5° change in declination while all other cues remained unchanged. This corresponds to a virtual magnetic displacement to Scotland if and only if magnetic declination is a part of their map. The adult migrants responded by changing their heading by 151° from WSW to ESE, consistent with compensation for the virtual magnetic displacement.”
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Will Artificial Intelligence replace developers (part 1)?

Will Artificial Intelligence replace developers (part 1)? | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
After 10 years of working for smaller and bigger companies I decided to join as Chief Scientific Officer a start-up called PlatformX. I'll not exaggerate saying that it's the most interesting and challenging project I've ever worked in. Our goal is to automate the process of developing software. In other words we want to create an artifical intelligence a.k.a. "virtual developer" that will be able to communicate with a human being in order to collect requirements and then will write, test and deploy a program according to these requirements. Nice, isn't it?

One of the first thing I did was the research on the existing "virtual developers". I've found quite a few solutions, some of them very interesting and this post will be about them (I also gave a speech on this topic some time ago). At the end I'll try to answer the question if Artificial Intelligence will replace developers? And if yes, when? The post turn out to be long so I decided to split it into 2 parts.
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Why Ancient Mapmakers Were Terrified of Blank Spaces

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The Indian Ocean is teeming with sea monsters in Caspar Vopel’s 1558 map of the world. A giant swordfish-like creature looks to be on a collision course with a ship, while a walrus with frighteningly large tusks emerges from the water, and a king carrying a flag rides the waves on a hog-faced beast.
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Practical Machine Learning with R and Python – Part 6 | R-bloggers

Practical Machine Learning with R and Python – Part 6 | R-bloggers | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

"This is the final and concluding part of my series on ‘Practical Machine Learning with R and Python’. In this series I included the implementations of the most common Machine Learning algorithms in R and Python. The algorithms implemented were

1. Practical Machine Learning with R and Python – Part 1 In this initial post (https://gigadom.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/practical-machine-learning-with-r-and-python-part-1/), I touch upon regression of a continuous target variable. Specifically I touch upon Univariate, Multivariate, Polynomial regression and KNN regression in both R and Python
2. Practical Machine Learning with R and Python – Part 2 In this post (https://gigadom.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/practical-machine-learning-with-r-and-python-part-2/), I discuss Logistic Regression, KNN classification and Cross Validation error for both LOOCV and K-Fold in both R and Python
3. Practical Machine Learning with R and Python – Part 3 This 3rd part (https://gigadom.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/practical-machine-learning-with-r-and-python-part-3/)  included feature selection in Machine Learning. Specifically I touch best fit, forward fit, backward fit, ridge(L2 regularization) & lasso (L1 regularization). The post includes equivalent code in R and Python.
4. Practical Machine Learning with R and Python – Part 4 In this part ( https://gigadom.wordpress.com/2017/10/29/practical-machine-learning-with-r-and-python-part-4/) I discussed SVMs, Decision Trees, Validation, Precision-Recall, AUC and ROC curves
5. Practical Machine Learning with R and Python – Part 5  In this penultimate part (learning-with-r-and-python-part-4/ https://gigadom.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/practical-machine-learning-with-r-and-python-part-5/), I touch upon B-splines, natural splines, smoothing spline, Generalized Additive Models(GAMs), Decision Trees, Random Forests and Gradient Boosted Treess.

In this last part (https://github.com/tvganesh/MachineLearning-RandPython-Part6) I cover Unsupervised Learning. Specifically I cover the implementations of Principal Component Analysis (PCA). K-Means and Heirarchical Clustering. You can download this R Markdown file from Github at MachineLearning-RandPython-Part6"

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SpyMeSat v3.1 Demo

Walk through of the latest features of the SpyMeSat mobile app for iPhone and Android.

No with tasking of more satellites!!!
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Towards Automated Detection of Visual Cadastral Boundaries

Towards Automated Detection of Visual Cadastral Boundaries | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it

"The technology push behind emerging automated feature identification and line generation techniques provides a new opportunity for the domain of fit-for-purpose land administration. It could help to further automate the process of boundary generation in cadastral systems – particularly in contexts where large areas remain unmapped and cadastral boundaries align with topographic or visual boundaries."

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Flex Projector

Flex Projector | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
Flex Projector is a freeware, cross-platform application for creating custom world map projections. The intuitive interface allows users to easily modify dozens of popular world map projections—the possibilities range from slight adjustments to making completely new projections. Flex Projector is intended as a tool for practicing mapmakers and students of cartography.
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The GeoFoundation Exchange - Enabling Nationwide Collaboration

The GeoFoundation Exchange  - Enabling Nationwide Collaboration | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
The GeoFoundation Exchange  is a cloud-based collaborative platform aiming to build a single, reliable and sustainable community map of Canada. The province of New Brunswick's Department of Justice and Public Safety  shares its experience of how the GFX helps them maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date road network database, the New Brunswick Road Network.

Governments across the country are working hard to build a sustainable digital economy in Canada. One of the key building blocks is a sound digital infrastructure that enables accurate, complete and up-to-date mapping of assets, such as roads, buildings, address points, parcels and other features. By empowering communities with a digital basemap infrastructure and by fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity, Canada can create more efficient systems, increase productivity, and ultimately, build smarter cities.
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Leveraging GIS for Smart Transportation

GIS improves operations, security, response, customer service, and decision making to support smart transportation systems. Learn More, here
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Heatmaps for Business Intelligence – Points of interest

Heatmaps for Business Intelligence – Points of interest | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
With the new Mapbox GL heatmaps, you can add powerful map data visualizations to your applications with minimal code. Integrating our maps natively keeps your customer data private and allows you to control the entire experience for users. Visualize large point datasets, enable users to identify trends with heatmaps based on any data property, and integrate our heatmaps with other developer tools.
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Jupyter Notebook Tutorial: Definitive Guide

Jupyter Notebook Tutorial: Definitive Guide | Everything is related to everything else | Scoop.it
As a web application in which you can create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations as well as text, the Jupyter Notebook is one of the ideal tools to help you to gain the data science skills you need.
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