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Posts Tagged ‘Haiti’
The Esri User Conference 2013 Plenary Session kicked off yesterday morning with CEO Jack Dangermond recounting the various ways in which GIS is permeating the lives of people across the globe, and commending those GIS professionals in the audience who are instrumental in spreading that message.
According to Jack, there is more citizen involvement in the areas of disaster reporting, voting, and utility concerns. Story maps have proliferated in the past year and there is a new narrative for the Tour de France this week. Organizational portals, citizen data access, open data, government infrastructure, internal are just some of the areas that are growing in their use of GIS.
This year the “Making A Difference Award” was awarded to Jack (John) Wennberg, MD for looking at healthcare practices in terms of cost, outcomes, etc. based on location, in his book, “The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.”
The Enterprise GIS Award was presented to the Lands Department of the government of Hong Kong, accepted by Dominic Wai Ching Su,JP
The President’s Award was presented to Direct Relief, with Dorothy Largay, Board Member and Andrew Schroeder, Director of Research and Analysis. They invested in GIS four years ago and have impacted “millions of people” since. Direct Relief International used Esri technology to create an interactive online mapping application for Haiti relief efforts.
Undersea Faults Make Caribbean Quakes Hard to Study
According to geoscientists Michele Cooke, a challenge in assessing Caribbean earthquake hazards is that most of the tectonic plate is below sea level and “we can only access the active faults where they are exposed on the islands.”
—University of Massachusetts Amherst
GeoEye Imagery of Haiti Earthquake
DigitalGlobe Haiti Crisis Event Coverage
DigitalGlobe is now offering full resolution GeoTIFF imagery over Haiti free. http://www.digitalglobe.com/
RapidEye has completed imaging of all of the regions in Haiti that have been most affected by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit the area on January 12. http://www.rapideye.de
RADARSAT-2 space-based imagery is being used to assess damage and direct relief efforts to the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince from the January 12, 2010 earthquake.www.mdacorporation.com
FortiusOne has created a news dashboard with the latest volunteered and official source data. http://news.geocommons.com/haitiquake
DeLorme has developed a free GPS-accurate dataset to assist in the Haitian relief efforts.
The company was contacted by numerous aid groups following the earthquake. A team of employees worked through the past weekend preparing a custom dataset utilizing the GPS-accurate DeLorme World Base Map along with aerial imagery, all of which can be displayed within the company’s XMap software and on Earthmate PN-Series handheld GPS units.
OSM and MapMaker data discussion, CrisisCamp Haiti discussion http://blogs.openstreetmap.org/
ERDAS has updated their Online Web Services to incorporate the GeoEye imagery collected January 13, 2010 (made available for free download). Users can also access the image in ECWP in ArcMap, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, many other thick client packages and web clients by downloading the ECW Plug–in freely available for download on the ERDAS website