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| ||Mobile Geotechnology Helps New York City Department of Sanitation Make Clean Sweep of Hurricane Sandy |
Posted Date: 10/10/2013
In the immediate aftermath of Sandy, the New York City Department of Sanitation was responsible for emergency removal of waste and bulky storm debris in public areas: residential neighborhoods, public schools, buildings, large institutions, parks and beaches. This required mobilizing a massive cleanup effort within hours of the storm subsiding, as soon as it was safe for sanitation crews to begin work.
Author: Patricia Harper
| ||A Vision for Discovering, Integrating and Distributing Geospatial Data |
Posted Date: 9/27/2013
Maps' value is based on their display of information about the places shown—names of towns; locations of buildings, harbors, shoals and fortifications; depth of waters; longitudes and latitudes; etc. But these elements couldn't be shown without a discovery process to define their details.
Author: Michael Bufkin
| ||Welcome to the Real Surveying World: College Students Assist with Official Survey |
Posted Date: 8/29/2013
A 200-acre ranch in Texas recently served as an apt training ground for students taking Plane Spatial Measurement II through Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Geospatial Information Science Program. Ten students spent a day in a GPS surveying practicum partitioning a family ranch into two equal-area lots and developing an official land survey.
Author: Don Talend
| ||Truly Green Cities: Urban Tree Canopy Assessment Shows Where to Plant Trees and Why |
Posted Date: 7/18/2013
In the last 10 years or so, there's been a surge in the use of geospatial technologies to assess tree cover in cities. Although often taken for granted, urban trees provide a "silver buckshot" of benefits and services: energy efficiency, urban heat-island mitigation from shade, public health improvement from reduced air pollution and flood control as well as pollination and food-web enhancement.
Author: Ian Hanou and Jon Hradsky
| ||Better Grapes, Better Wine: GIS Helps Maintain Quality at California Vineyard |
Posted Date: 6/21/2013
Scheid Vineyards implemented an enterprisewide precision-farming system used for data management, harvest analysis, the selection of prospective planting sites, in-field data collection, determining irrigation requirements and as a companywide information portal.
Author: Jim Baumann
| ||Mainstream Geospatial: Industry Trends Lead Mankind into a Brighter Future |
Posted Date: 5/24/2013
The maturation of geospatial technologies is increasing situational awareness and changing how the world communicates as well as how the average person understands information. A picture can express a thousand words, and today's geospatial trends in analyzing complex relationships among different entities now are becoming more accessible to the general public.
Author: Swapan Nag
| ||Indoor Location Technologies Reach Maturation, Larger Audiences |
Posted Date: 4/26/2013
Mobile applications increasingly integrate indoor location technology. Various technical solutions have been tested by several laboratories and startups worldwide. Proof of concept has been implemented—some were a success, some were failures, but now the maturity is here and backed up by experienced companies.
Author: Christian Carle
| ||Purchase Mobile Computers Wisely to Boost Productivity |
Posted Date: 3/29/2013
Higher productivity, increased labor costs and a strong trend toward true mobility in the workplace all are factors that have put the spotlight firmly on "total costs of ownership" for computers and devices. Organizations will have to start spending more on durable and reliable mobile computers rather than looking for bargains, if they want to avoid losing valuable productive time.
Author: Jerker Hellström
| ||Students Map Critical Gas Resources |
Posted Date: 2/22/2013
Even as the winds of Superstorm Sandy were still whipping through central New Jersey, a group of "super students" was springing into action to help. As members of a high-school group called IMSOCIO, these Latino students had mapping skills perfectly fitting their community's needs.
Author: David Tulloch
| ||Taiwan's CDC Creates Epidemic Situation Management GIS |
Posted Date: 1/18/2013
Nowadays, people in Taiwan have much more international communication and travel abroad more than before. This increases the occurrences of overseas infectious diseases and endemic infectious diseases.
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