GISCafe Weekly Review June 27th, 2013

Indoor location applications in place by 2016
June 27, 2013  by Susan Smith

According to a report by ABI Research entitled, “Indoor Location Smartphone Applications,” the ecosystem necessary to drive mass adoption of indoor location applications will be in place by 2016.

The Jaroso Fire in the Pecos Wilderness of New Mexico burned 3,000 acres in the past 24 hours. This fire has been burning since June 10th. Although so far it has burned only just over 9,000 acres and so far there are no structures or power lines  in jeopardy yet, it is uncontained. It will remain uncontained until conditions change, because it is too dangerous to send ground crews in.

The Jaroso Fire at 11,000 feet elevation is burning in the rugged, steep, deep canyons of the Pecos Wilderness. It is burning in mixed-conifer, heavy dead and down, woody material with pockets of bug-killed trees, and has burnt through the 1300-acres of blowdown trees from a windstorm in 2007. The fire is seven miles from the nearest trailhead and there are no roads.

Almost all of the firefighting has taken place from the air but the few firefighters who have been rappelled in have had to be pulled out less than two hours later because of the altitude and the ruggedness of the terrain.

A Unique Challenge for All Future Geospatial Leaders
June 25, 2013  by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial

The geospatial sector is comprised of some of the most innovative thinkers, solving the most pressing governmental and businesses challenges. A key part of nurturing this culture of ingenuity is teaching and inspiring the next generation of geospatial leaders.

Intergraph is embarking on an ambitious effort to cultivate creativity amongst students with our inaugural Geospatial Challenge.  The challenge will allow students to flex their problem solving skills using Intergraph’s innovations.

As such, we are calling on students who are participating in Intergraph’s Global Education Program, Intergraph U, to submit an abstract describing the scope of a problem, their geographical area of interest, and the dataset(s) and Intergraph solution(s) used.

Dengue modeling portal developed in Malaysia
June 21, 2013  by Susan Smith


In an effort to stem the tide of dengue cases by monitoring he Ministry of Health in Malaysia launched a GIS-based web portal called  I-Dengue, which is designed to provide the public with the latest information on dengue hotspots and how to prevent contracting the disease. This will also help officials to respond to and monitor the disease, and hopefully will assist in its control.

Official reports cited the rising number of dengue cases from 10,352 with 19 deaths recorded from January to June, 2012 to 10,401 cases with 20 deaths in the same period, this year.

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