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Asia - ECO LINK on the Web - EcoAsia 14
Australia - ANZLIC ANZLIC is the peak council for public sector spatial data management in Australia and New Zealand.Many activities of government and the community depend on accurate and current information relating to land. It has become increasingly obvious that in order to achieve a widening range of objectives, land and geographic information must be readily available to different spheres of government and the private sector for analysis and integration. In particular, it has been realised that issues such as land resource management, environmental monitoring and economic development require land and geographic information from both the public and private sectors. 7
Australia - Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies (CRES) Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies (CRES) at Australian National University Canberra, Australia. A topographic and climate database for Africa has been developed here. These data were created using spatial analysis and interpolation techniques developed by CRES. Software, metadata and data, plus DEMs are available on this site. 6
Australian Geological Survey Applying Geoscience to Australia's Most Important Challenges 1
Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Differential Global Positioning System Service (DGPS) - Site includes coverage map of range of DGPS, accuracy of DGPS Reference Station Antenna Positions, shipping, recreational craft , marine environment protection and current press releases. 2
Austria - CountryWatch The CountryWatch Map Gallery includes two different types of maps: Thematic Maps: Some of these maps have been created from some of the data contained in CountryWatch Data using GIS mapping software. The data sources and definitions for each thematic map are available from the CountryWatch Data section of the CountryWatch.com website. A small portion of these maps depict global themes in standard (non-GIS) form. The actual themes of the maps range from demographic considerations, such as population density, to economic considerations, such as GDP per capita. 8
Canada - The Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program In 1962 BC Hydro was created by the Province in part to develop hydroelectric and water storage projects under the terms of the international Columbia River Treaty. Some impacts from the construction of dams in the Canadian portion of the Columbia River Basin became evident right away. For example, flooding and the creation of reservoirs had an immediate impact on the availability of suitable habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife species. Other impacts took years to become obvious. For example, decreased productivity in Kootenay Lake and the Arrow Lakes Reservoir occurred when nutrients were trapped upstream by dams. The change in the food web was a key factor in declining kokanee populations. 4
Canada Centre for Remote Sensing The Canada Centre for Remote Sensing is the government of Canada's centre of expertise for space-based remote sensing science and technology; supporting the use of Earth observation data and information for over 30 years. 7
Finland - Finnish Geodetic Institute The Finnish Geodetic Institute is a research institute specializing in geodesy and geospatial information science and technology. The FGI is an innovative and flexible operator with good cooperation skills and high expertise in geospatial information. The FGI carries out national and international research and conducts scientific observations in collaboration with academia, public-sector bodies and the geospatial business sector in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. 5
Germany - Deutsches Klimarechenzentr um Twenty years ago, the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) was founded. It provides computing resources to run numerical earth system models to simulate climate and climate change. At its 20th anniversary, the institute receives funding of approximately 60 million euro for a new building and a new supercomputer system. Both will help to maintain the high quality of German climate research in the future. 1
Global - European Union Map Resources on the Web This page is designed to give a basic introduction to the various types of European map resources that are available on the web. Examples will come from various types of European government agencies. Most of these sites have English versions, however some do not. 7
Global - U.S. Air Force Space Command web site Over the course of the last fiscal year, the 21 CONS executed more than 2,600 contracting actions and spent over $532 million dollars supplying the war fighters here at Peterson AFB and around the world. 2
Global - UTK Map Library Links for various countries In 1989, the University Libraries took over administrative control of the collection. This meant a dedicated staff and a collection development budget were provided for the Map Library. The physical transfer of the collection was made easier by the existing organization established and maintained by the Department of Geography. Once the move into a 7,000 square foot facility was complete, the University Libraries had a new branch . . . the UT Map Library. 1
Global Grid Forum OGF is an open community committed to driving the rapid evolution and adoption of applied distributed computing. Applied Distributed Computing is critical to developing new, innovative and scalable applications and infrastructures that are essential to productivity in the enterprise and within the science community. OGF accomplishes its work through open forums that build the community, explore trends, share best practices and consolidate these best practices into standards. 3
Land Information New Zealand Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is a New Zealand government department responsible for land titles, geodetic and cadastral survey systems, topographic information, hydrographic information, managing Crown property and a variety of other functions. 2
Malaysian Department of Surveying and Mapping To enhance quality in surveying and mapping services along with managing the geospatial through an excellent system with competent human resources and conducive working environment. 7
Mexico - INEGI - Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Geograficay Informatica Actualización del Sistema de Cuentas Nacionales, II Conteo de Población y Vivienda 2005, Banco de Información Económica (BIE), Base de datos de la estadísticas de transporte de América del Norte (BD-ETAN), Consulta interactiva de datos, Numeralia, Regiones socioeconómicas de México, Sistema de consulta de los Censos, Económicos 2004 and Sistema de Indicadores para el Seguimiento de la Situación de la Mujer en México (SISESIM). 17
National Land Survey of Finland The roots of Finnish land survey go back to the 17th century, when the open field system was used to divide arable land. In 1633, Queen Christina ordered land survey to be conducted and cadastral maps to be drawn to facilitate taxation in Sweden. Take a Journey with the Experts to learn more about the first land surveyor, the hard discipline of the map room, and the peculiar tools used by aerial photographers in the 1950s. 3
National Land Survey of Iceland The National Land Survey of Iceland sells digital data on Iceland and digital aerial photos. As of January 1, 2007 the institute does not sell printed maps due to changes in the law. Please contact ferdakort@ferdakort.is for printed maps. 4
Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) Kiruna Division IRF was originally named the Kiruna Geophysical Observatory (KGO), and was established in 1957 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 1973 KGO became an independent research institute, and was renamed the Kiruna Geophysical Institute (KGI). KGI was renamed the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (Institutet för rymdfysik, IRF) in 1987. 4
Swedish National Space Board The Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) is a central governmental agency under the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communication. SNSB is responsible for national and international space efforts, primarily research and development. Basic research is financed via the Ministry of Education and Science. The technical implementation of the national space programme is mainly contracted by SNSB to the state-owned Swedish Space Corporation (SSC). 1
Swedish National Space Board The Swedish National Space Board, SNSB, is a central governmental agency under the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communication. SNSB is responsible for national and international activities relating to space and remote sensing, primarily research and development. 1
Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) is a comprehensive space company covering the entire field, from the definition of innovative business concepts and space projects to the development, tests and operation of the systems. 1
Swiss Federal Office of Topography (Bundesamt fur Landestopographie), Wabern, Switzerland swisstopo is the competence centre of the Swiss Confederation responsible for geographical reference data and all products derived from them. swisstopo’s National Map series also enjoys international recognition. 7
Thailand Environment Institute Established in May 1993, the Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization focusing on environmental issues and the conservation of natural resources in Thailand, Regional and Global levels. 4
The Netherlands - Utrecht Cartography Dissertations The military maps and town plans made during the time of the Dutch Republic (1579-1795) which form the subject of this study, were primarily made by military engineers in the service of the army of the seven provinces. Their job consisted both in the construction and maintenance of fortifications and lines of defence, and in carrying out siege-operations. 4
U.K. Ordnance Survey (OS) Ordnance Survey is Great Britain's national mapping agency, providing the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data, relied on by government, business and individuals. 3
United Kingdom - Urban and Economic Development Group (URBED) URBED’s report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation of major European regeneration success stories has important lessons for transforming people and places together so that vulnerable groups do not lose out. The report is based on two years research into three industrial cities that have been leading the way in Europe – the regeneration of the shipyards in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city; a former dock area in Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port; and Roubaix, a former textile town in the Lille conurbation in north-east France. 4
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