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Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal is the President of IBSystems, the parent company of AECCafe.com, MCADCafe, EDACafe.Com, GISCafe.Com, and ShareCG.Com.

Turning Red Fields to Green Fields

 
March 15th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

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

 
March 14th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

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

 
March 12th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

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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

 
March 9th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

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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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A Ted Talk by Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government

 
March 8th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

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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

 
March 7th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

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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

 
March 7th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

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

 
March 7th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

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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

 
March 7th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

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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

 
March 5th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

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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.

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