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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!


Lecture 1

 

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Financial Services — Introduction to underwriting using geographic information

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

This is a video by Ordnance Survey showing the benefits of using geographic information to the insurance sector for underwriting purposes.

 

 

A cute video introduction to OGC

Monday, February 13th, 2012

This is a cute video OGC (Open Geospatial Consorium) by . It sort of talks about what OGC  is and what it is trying to do through its consensus standards development process.

Geospatial Revolution Project by Penn State Public Broadcasting

Friday, February 10th, 2012

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We live in the Global Location Age. “Where am I?” is being replaced by, “Where am I in relation to everything else?”

The Geospatial Revolution Project is an integrated public service media and outreach initiative about the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact.

Mission

The mission of the Geospatial Revolution Project is to expand public knowledge about the history, applications, related privacy and legal issues, and the potential future of location-based technologies.

Geospatial information influences nearly everything. Seamless layers of satellites, surveillance, and location-based technologies create a worldwide geographic knowledge base vital to solving myriad social and environmental problems in the interconnected global community. We count on these technologies to:

  • fight climate change
  • map populations across continents, countries, and communities
  • track disease
  • strengthen bonds between cultures
  • assist first responders in protecting safety
  • enable democracy
  • navigate our personal lives

Episode 1

The first episode covers what is involved in the geospatial revolution, the origins of mapping and geospatial technology, and a look at the use of crisis mapping in Haitian earthquake relief efforts.

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The View from Space: Landsat’s Role in Tracking Forty Years of Global Changes

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

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For nearly 40 years, Landsat and other Earth observing satellites have been silently orbiting the globe collecting high quality images that document the condition of our changing planet. Remote sensing images provide an unprecedented long-term, impartial view of the Earth’s cities and natural resources. Dr. Thomas Loveland discusses the profound impact Landsat has on many facets of our economy, safety, and environment.

 

 

TEDxPhilly Talk by Amy Hillier – Mapping experiences and access to opportunity in cities

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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A pressing issue for Amy Hillier: Why does the place of our birth and child rearing influence the amount of opportunities available to us as adults? Is there something we can do about this? If we could trace our experiences using modern mapping technologies – like GIS, GPS, LiDAR and others – to better understand our surroundings, our history and our future, what would be revealed? Hillier’s talk discusses how Augmented Reality technologies can be used to bridge geographic disparities and facilitate neighborhood change, allowing residents to redefine their space. Gamifying neighborhoods can engage kids with activities that lead to personal discovery, while also providing data on what Hillier calls “opportunity-shed analysis.”

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Autodesk’s Carl Bass Keynote Address at the BSR Conference 2011

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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Highlights from Autodesk’s Carl Bass’ address at the BSR (Business Social Responsibility) Conference 2011.

About the BSR Conference

Ranked at the top of corporate responsibility events globally, the annual BSR Conference attracts more than 1,000 senior business executives, entrepreneurs, and distinguished leaders from the public sector and civil society.

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City of Edmonton implements an open, enterprise GIS system using Intergraph technology

Monday, February 6th, 2012

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City of Edmonton implemented an open, enterprise GIS system based on Intergraph technology. Edmonton officials continue to seek ways to improve their management and sharing of geospatial data, extend their investment into new areas, and integrate with other business systems. For more information on Intergraph’s government solutions, visit http://www.intergraph.com/govt/default.aspx

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