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MAUI COLLEGE – Top 5 Reasons for GIS

October 13, 2016
  1. Save money and promote efficiency.

    “GIS is widely used to optimize maintenance schedules and daily fleet movements. Typical implementations can result in a savings of 10 to 30 percent in operational expenses through reduction in fuel use and staff time, improved customer service, and more efficient scheduling.” – ESRI Website

  2. Improve Communications.

    “GIS-based maps and visualizations greatly assist in understanding situations and in storytelling. They are a type of language that improves communication between different teams, departments, disciplines, professional fields, organizations, and the public.” – ESRI Website

  3. Make Clear Decisions.

    “GIS is the go-to technology for making better decisions about location. Common examples include real estate site selection, route/corridor selection, evacuation planning, conservation, natural resource extraction, etc. Making correct decisions about location is critical to the success of an organization.”  – ESRI Website

  4. Easily Track Data & Records.

    “Many organizations have a primary responsibility of maintaining authoritative records about the status and change of geography. GIS provides a strong framework for managing these types of records with full transaction support and reporting tools.”  – ESRI Website

  5. Manage Geographically.

    “GIS is becoming essential to understanding what is happening—and what will happen—in geographic space. Once we understand, we can prescribe action. This new approach to management—managing geographically—is transforming the way that organizations operate.”  ESRI Website

[ OpenDRI ] Open Data for Resilience Initiative

September 23, 2016

OpenDRI brings the philosophies and practices of the global open data movement to the challenges of reducing vulnerability and building resilience to natural hazards and the impacts of climate change across the globe

FOSS4G Academy

June 9, 2014

FOSS4G Academy

Introduction to Geospatial Technology Using QGIS [https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/LA4DR9]

Use google to search: african gis data imagery

January 22, 2014

The cartographic tattoos

July 29, 2013

The cartographic tattoos

One could just choose a tattoo for what one loves or for what one is interested in. Most people who have tattoos will say that they got it for a specific time or person in their lives that they will never forget. Some people get tattoos to get attention. Some say their tattoos open new doors of communication. It is a way of expressing themselves and what they want. We came across some pictures on gizmodo.com where people are sporting tattoos that show maps of cities. 
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INFO AMAZONIA

July 24, 2013

INFO AMAZONIA

Do you have news to share from the Amazon? Contribute to this map by submitting your story. Help broaden the understanding of the global impact of this important region in the world.

 

How the Global Open Data Movement is Transforming Journalism

July 24, 2013

How the Global Open Data Movement is Transforming Journalism

While traditional media continue their difficult decline, a cadre of the most innovative reporters, from Afghanistan to the Amazon, are quietly transforming journalism by harnessing the power of open data. Working in collaboration with civil society groups and governments, they are applying new digital tools to increasingly available data troves to tell stories via powerful interactive graphics. As a result, they are increasing transparency and empowering communities.

GFOSS 2013 ITALIAN CONFERENCE – BOLOGNA – 10-11 OCTOBER, 2013

July 23, 2013

GFOSS 2013 ITALIAN CONFERENCE – BOLOGNA – 10-11 OCTOBER, 2013

DAL 10 AL 11 OTTOBRE 2013 SI TERRÀ A BOLOGNA LA SESTA CONFERENZA ITALIANA SUL SOFTWARE GEOGRAFICO E SUI DATI GEOGRAFICI LIBERI (GFOSS DAY 2013). 

Lo scopo principale della conferenza è quello di coinvolgere imprese, enti pubblici, scuole, univerità, enti di ricerca, sviluppatori, cittadini, operatori del settore ed appassionati dei temi del software libero geografico e degli open data.

Il programma non appena disponibile sarà consultabile su questo sito. Sà inoltre possibile seguire in diretta streaming il convegno.

La partecipazione alla conferenza è gratuita e aperta a tutti (per chi non si è precedentemente registrato potete farlo direttamente in loco).

Sinergia tra province olandesi su soluzione GIS open source permette di risparmiare 4.5 milioni di Euro

July 22, 2013

Sinergia tra province olandesi su soluzione GIS open source permette di risparmiare 4.5 milioni di Euro

Nella recente INSPIRE Conference tenutasi a Firenze dal 23 al 27 Giugno, tra i vari interventi presentati, uno in particolare ha messo in evidenza come un’azione sinergica di 12 province olandesi che hanno collaborato congiuntamente allo sviluppo di una soluzione basata su prodotti open source, ha permesso, dal 2009 ad oggi, un risparmio considerevole di costi quantificato in ben 4.5 milioni di Euro. (…)

MAPZ PROJECT

July 16, 2013

MAPZ PROJECT

Blindness is a terrible disease that can critically change your life once and for all. Blind people become dependent on others, mainly because the difficulties with orientation in space in a world created for people with sight. And it’s not only about mobility. There are many partial problems that need to be solved in order to help them to achieve a better life. And this is exactly what our solution does.