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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.

 

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.

 

iDelve, a web-based GIS Toolset by Amristar

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Article source: Amristar

This is an overview of iDelve by Amristar.  iDelve is implemented as a web based GIS toolset. The presentation is a walk through which covers the aspects of:

  • Layer and feature selection tools
  • Thematic styling including automatic and manual adjustment tools
  • Dynamic and real time (client side) layer opacity
  • Real time (client side) feature search tools
  • Powerful query engine with extensible composite operands, criteria, subclause and result selection.
  • Area and Distance measuring
  • Powerful (client side) markup tools with style selection on line type, colour, opacity and fill patern
  • Markup editing tools
  • Collaboration and output tools such as bookmarking, export and pdf map generation
  • Inclusion, exploration and analysis of external WMS layers.

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City of Charlotte uses GIS for public service

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Article Source: Charlotte, North Carolina Government

This is an interesting video preaching GIS for government functions including public safety and other examples from Charlotte, North Carolina. Here is an excerpt:

“You could call it a digital swiss army knife, handy for many tasks, or you might think of it as a high tech method of “getting your act together” across time and distance. However you see it, GIS (Geographic Information System) is a big deal growing bigger. Combining geography with data from other collaborating disciplines creates a tool for solving previously mind boggling problems….”

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