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A Ted Talk by Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

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Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can — and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments — and their neighbors.

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A TED Talk by James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

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Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.

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Critigen’ Solar Map for Salt Lake City

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Article source: Critigen

Critigen, a global technology consultancy unveiled a Salt Lake City solar map in December 2010. This solar map was built for the citizens of the city. The map, which can be viewed at: www.slcgov.com/solar/, was developed in collaboration with The Solar Salt Lake Project, an innovative partnership among Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Clean Energy and other partners; as well as through work with CH2M HILL and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar America Cities program. The solar map gives the citizens of Salt Lake City the ability to visit the site, enter in a property address and see a visual snapshot of the property rooftop and its suitability for solar panels.

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GeoEye Foundation Satellite Imagery Confirms Human Rights Violations in Porta Farm, Zimbabwe

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

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In 2006, amongst denied claims of human rights violations, researchers Dr. Chris Lavers, Chris Bishop, Anne Lavers, and Samuel Lavers, used GeoEye Foundation imagery to study demolition patterns and prove that widespread human rights abuses had indeed taken place in Porta Farm, Zimbabwe, where an entire community was destroyed.

Architectural service firm, Asylum, uses Google Maps API for Business

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

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This video is part of a series of customer stories showing how businesses use the Google Maps API for Business. This short film shows how the innovative architectural service firm Asylum are using Google Maps and Earth in their District 3D offering.

Enhancing Access to Geospatial Data for Situational Awareness

Monday, March 5th, 2012

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This presentation outlines the work completed by the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) and their efforts to become a better scientific partner. The presentation gives an overview of the CLOCA implementation of the CUAHSI Database model, the process of creating Flood Vulnerable Mapbooks, CLOCA’s instance of Geoserver as well as a Flood Vulnerability Silverlight web mapping application.

 

Intergraph® Launches GeoMedia® Smart Client for Integrating GIS into All Business Processes

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Article source: Intergraph

Dynamically Jumpstart Your GIS with Configurable Workflows

Huntsville, Ala., February 29, 2011 – Intergraph® proudly announces the launch of GeoMedia® Smart Client, providing a means for organizations to geospatially accelerate their business workflows with the power of GIS. As an enterprisewide solution, GeoMedia Smart Client obliterates the growing disparity between antiquated GIS products and the needs of today’s geospatial contributors.

Between those working with a rigid and technically demanding desktop GIS and a static, lightweight browser-based GIS, there exists a large potential user base. GeoMedia Smart Client equips this broader audience of users, providing a means for them to access and use rich geospatial data in their business processes.


This 5-minute video below demonstrates GeoMedia Smart Client basics, including simple navigation, spatial and attribute query, data editing and snapping. Workflow creation is highlighted using a sample workflow and demonstrating form validation, file upload, redlining and printing.

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Eric Wolf from the USGS talks about Neogeography, The National Map, VGI and Authoritative Data

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

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Maps have a colorful past with authority. They have been use to mark the edge of reality, the boundaries of kingdoms, the domain of empires and the riches of nations. Neogeography rose in discourse with this authority. Once solely the domain of government agencies and large corporations, the mapping of our ability to map the world is being liberated. This talk explores examples of neogeography relative to authority.

 

Esri Applications in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud

Monday, February 27th, 2012

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Esri is a global leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and geo-database management applications. For decades Esri has been providing powerful mapping solutions to Governments, industry leaders, academics and NGOs. With the advent of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, Esri saw an opportunity to better serve its GIS customers by enabling them to process jobs faster, launch applications in minutes, and lower their overall operating costs. Customers like the USDA FNS launched their SNAP Retailing application in three weeks and saved 90% versus hosting their application on-premises.

Using GeoSpatial Tools in Teaching Language Arts

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

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Digital maps and online mapping tools are critical to understand authors mindsets, elements of plot and character development. GISetc has created a series of lectures showing how to incorporate GeoSpatial Tools in teaching language arts. These lectures are given by Barbaree Duke. She is a teacher who is developing curriculum & professional development courses to help teachers & students improve test scores & critical thinking with geospatial technologies.

The goal of GISetc TV is to share and create content that:

1. Excites students about GIS.
2. Is a resource for GIS educators and professionals.
3. Shares technological advances in the field of GIS studies.
4. Shares the adventures of GISetc in field studies, training, educational opportunities and more!


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