State of the Polar Bear

The official website for the Polar Bear Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission has launched a fabulous webmapping resource enabling users to stay involved and informed regarding the plight of the polar bear.

State of the Polar Bear

The official website for the Polar Bear Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission has launched a fabulous webmapping resource enabling users to stay involved and informed regarding the plight of the polar bear.

Posted 1 year ago
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Mapping Type 2 Diabetes Hotspots in London

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London used Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to create detailed maps with type 2 diabetes data.
The resulting maps highlighted geographical hotspots for type 2 diabetes, and these hotspots revealed fantastic similarities to poverty maps created during the late 19th Century by Charles Booth.

Mapping Type 2 Diabetes Hotspots in London

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London used Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to create detailed maps with type 2 diabetes data.

The resulting maps highlighted geographical hotspots for type 2 diabetes, and these hotspots revealed fantastic similarities to poverty maps created during the late 19th Century by Charles Booth.

Posted 2 years ago
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3D GIS iPad App: 3D-GIS in the Cloud

The 3D-GIS in the Cloud App for iPad and Smartphones allows city data to be navigated in 3D. Mixing augmented reality and 3D visualizations the App extends the reach of GIS beyond the office and allows organizations to make collaborative and accurate business decisions in both field and office environments.

Case Study: Noise Maps

A noise map is a graphic representation of the sound level distribution. Noise maps are used for calculating the areas affected by noise, determining the number of sensitive buildings affected by high noise levels, getting noise prediction models. The spatial database and spatial analyzing tools of GIS is useful to monitor the effect of noise and its impact.

Workshop: New Tools in Mapping for Disasters and Development

This afternoon InterAction and the World Bank are holding a half day workshop on GIS strategy and open source tools for humanitarian aid and international development. This workshop will be today (Thursday, May 3) from 1:00 to 6:00 pm at the World Bank here in Washington, DC.
This event comes on the heels of the InterAction Forum and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team board meeting, which brought many open geo and development leaders to town. It is designed to be a conversation around the challenges facing many organizations around GIS. Proponents from NGOs, the World Bank, the OpenStreetMap community, and the private sector will share their experiences around mapping in development and aid in a series of panels and workshops.

Workshop: New Tools in Mapping for Disasters and Development

This afternoon InterAction and the World Bank are holding a half day workshop on GIS strategy and open source tools for humanitarian aid and international development. This workshop will be today (Thursday, May 3) from 1:00 to 6:00 pm at the World Bank here in Washington, DC.

This event comes on the heels of the InterAction Forum and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team board meeting, which brought many open geo and development leaders to town. It is designed to be a conversation around the challenges facing many organizations around GIS. Proponents from NGOs, the World Bank, the OpenStreetMap community, and the private sector will share their experiences around mapping in development and aid in a series of panels and workshops.

Posted 2 years ago
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Interview: Nadia Amoroso On DataAppeal And DIY Urban Mapping

One year ago we wrote an article on The Exposed City: Mapping the Urban Invisibles, a book by Toronto-based urban designer and researcher Nadia Amoroso that deals with the world of visual representation of the city in a new digital context. The book formed the basis for DataAppeal,  a new online geograpical data visualization service that was recently  launched by Amoroso and a team of designers, artists, computer  scientists, information delivery specialists, and GIS specialists.  DataAppeal provides a new way of geo-based data visualization and  generates beautifully crafted 3D and 4D animated maps — effectively  turning information into works of art. We asked her five questions about  DataAppeal and the democratization of urban mapping.

Interview: Nadia Amoroso On DataAppeal And DIY Urban Mapping

One year ago we wrote an article on The Exposed City: Mapping the Urban Invisibles, a book by Toronto-based urban designer and researcher Nadia Amoroso that deals with the world of visual representation of the city in a new digital context. The book formed the basis for DataAppeal, a new online geograpical data visualization service that was recently launched by Amoroso and a team of designers, artists, computer scientists, information delivery specialists, and GIS specialists. DataAppeal provides a new way of geo-based data visualization and generates beautifully crafted 3D and 4D animated maps — effectively turning information into works of art. We asked her five questions about DataAppeal and the democratization of urban mapping.

Posted 2 years ago
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