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Updates and Developments in the ArcGIS System by Jack Dangermond

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Esri president and founder Jack Dangermond provides an update on the latest innovations of the ArcGIS system, new patterns in cloud GIS, and the future of GIS at the 2012 Esri Fed GIS Conference in Washington DC in February.

Looking to the future: mapping the world’s oceans

Monday, March 26th, 2012

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It’s impossible to predict the future, but with the latest advancements in technology and an ever-changing world the power is in our hands. That was the focus at the first goFred X conference held in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Dr. Mark Masry, CARIS’ Research and Development Manager, was at the conference presenting about the future of mapping the world’s oceans.

“We know more about space than we do the deep sea,” said Dr. Masry to more than 500 technology enthusiast and students.

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GeoDesigning Landscape Linkages: Coupling GIS & Corridor Design in Conservation Planning

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Ryan Perkl of the University of Arizona shares his research on how vegetation patterns affect how species move across a landscape. He gave this presentation at the 2012 GeoDesign Summit.

Ryan is a new assistant professor at the School of Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona and he works primarily in conservation planning. He is interested in understanding how species move across the landscape and he engages in modeling such movement.

 

Jack Dangermond talks about maps with the key to effective understanding

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Esri president and founder Jack Dangermond shares examples of maps that help us understand and make better decisions. He gave this presentation at the Esri Federeal GIS Conference in Washington D.C. last month.

GeoDesign Futures: Possibilities, Probabilities, Certainties, and Wildcards

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Stephen Ervin of Harvard Graduate School of Design shares his perspective on the future direction of geodesign. He gave this presentation in January at the 2012 GeoDesign Summit.

Stephen M. Ervin is the Assistant Dean for Information Technology at Harvard Design School, Director of Computer Resources, and lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His MLA is from UMass/Amherst, his PhD from MIT, and he is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA). His current interests include Geodesign, innovation in digitally enabled design teaching and learning, and algorithmic design.

A pioneer in applications of computing in landscape architecture, planning and design, Ervin is the author of numerous articles, including “Digital Landscape Modeling, a Research Agenda”  and the book, co-authored with Hope Hasbrouck, ‘Landscape Modeling: Digital Techniques for Landscape Visualization’ (McGraw HIll 2001) www.landscapemodeling.org

Using ArcGIS Online to Better Understand Our Nation

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Owen Evans, Ken Gorton, Art Haddad, and Marten Hogeweg of Esri demonstrate ArcGIS Online and how it enables and empowers different people in your organization. They made this presentation at the 2012 Esri Federal GIS Conference in Washington D.C.

 

 

Turning Red Fields to Green Fields

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Article source: ArcWatch

Abby Jones of Anthro/Ecological Design Collective shares how she uses geodesign to convert distressed properties into green space in Los Angeles.  She is a recent graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

She presented her student team’s project outlining a case study on how to revitalize the economy of Los Angeles by converting vacant, foreclosed, or underutilized urban properties (red fields) to any green space that benefits the community (green fields). Her presentation covered regional, neighborhood, and site-level design and its cumulative impact using GIS.

Geodesign Approaches to Land Use Planning and Urban Watershed Management

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Article source: O2 Planning + Design

Douglas Olson of O2 Planning + Design introduces new processes and tools that deal with the economic and political complexities of integrated land use and watershed planning. He gave this presentation at the 2012 GeoDesign Summit in January, 2012.

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Google Earth Tour of Reefs at Risk

Monday, March 12th, 2012

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Take a tour of coral reefs around the world with the World Resources Institute’s Reefs at Risk project and Google Earth. The journey to each of the six coral reef regions provides an overview of the biodiversity of reef ecosystems, their importance to people and local economies, and the types and magnitudes of threats that reefs face, illustrated with vibrant underwater footage of coral reefs and photos of activities that influence reef condition.

The Reefs at Risk project raises awareness of threats to coral reefs and provides information and tools to manage coastal habitats more effectively. For more information about the Reefs at Risk Project, visit http://www.wri.org/reefs .

 

 

Mapping the Past – The Surveys of George Washington

Friday, March 9th, 2012

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Mr. Edward Redmond, Senior Reference Specialist and Curator in the Library of Congress, Geography and Maps Division, gave a lecture on the maps of George Washington. Mr. Redmond is not only an internationally recognized authority on George Washington’s maps but prior to his work with the Library of Congress he taught Early American History at West Chester University and is now working on an atlas of George Washington’s maps.

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