GIS in Forest Management

Preparing a Forest Working Plan in India
A Forest Working Plan regulates wood production, silviculture and tending activities for a predefined period of time by specifying targets, actions and control arrangements. The author shows how GIS was used to prepare a Working Plan for Velhe forest subdivision in India. Systematic forest management requires division of the forest area into blocks and compartments. A block is usually bounded by natural features and divided for administrative purposes into several compartments. For silvicultural management Working Circles (WC) are defined. A WC is a forest area with particular characteristics and the same set of Working Plan prescriptions. Box Velhe Forest subdivision... (read more)
2006-07-24 12:00:00

Emerging GIS Software Provider

SuperGeo Technologies Inc.
Located in Taiwan, SuperGeo is a company based on GIS, RS and GPS technologies and dedicated to developing and marketing GIS software all over the world. This relatively young company has in a short time evolved to become a major player in the GIS software market in Asia, and is now slowly but surely expanding into international markets.<P>   SuperGeo was founded in 2001 by current CEO Super Wang and Systex Corporation, the biggest System Integrator in Taiwan. The origins of SuperGeo may, however, be traced back to 1990, when Wang built the first GIS consultant company in Taiwan to... (read more)
2009-09-23 12:00:00

Young GIS Promotors

URISA, USA, has announced the new members of its Vanguard Cabinet. The Vanguard Cabinet (VC) is a URISA initiative to engage young GIS practitioners, increase their numbers in the organisation, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the GIS community. The VC is an advisory board made up of URISA young professionals who represent the organisation's younger members.     Six new members were named following the 2012 application process. The VC is pleased to welcome: Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, Lexington, Kentucky; Bill Craft, Gardner, Kansas; Erik Endrulat, Salem, Oregon; Lou Manglass, Winterville, Georgia; Diana Maties, Chicago, Illinois... (read more)
2012-01-18 10:31:54

Conserving Biodiversity with GIS

As environment becomes the top issue in every country, governments and scientists are eager to find the balance between development and environment protection. GIS, as the key solution, offers various possibilities to observe and manage natural resources. Therefore, Kaohsiung City Government, Taiwan, authorised Supergeo to build Kaohsiung City Biodiversity Database, including species information to monitor the distribution of animals to enhance the conservation of biodiversity. Integrated with database, GIS tech and user-friendly interface, Kaohsiung City Biodiversity Database successfully reveals the geographical distribution in a convenient way to read, not only for the government, but also for educational facilities and the... (read more)
2015-08-14 09:22:06

¿Está el GIS muerto?

Tres colegas y yo hemos estado luchando durante dos años con la mejor forma en que podemos proporcionar una nueva versión de nuestro libro de texto del GIS. Las tres ediciones anteriores han sido un éxito, vendiendo 80.000 copias y ha sido traducido a cinco idiomas. El reto al que nos enfrentamos es que todo está cambiando tan rápidamente que sería fácil estar fuera de fecha o incluso irrelevante. El avance de la tecnología está en el corazón del problema (y oportunidad), pero sus consecuencias se manifiestan de muchas maneras diferentes. (Por David Rhind, ret. vicerrector de la Universidad de City,... (read more)
2015-04-23 12:28:52

First Forestry GIS Conference

Foresters and land managers will meet at the Esri Forestry GIS Solutions Conference from 24th to 26th May 2011, at Esri’s headquarters in Redlands, California (US). This group of like-minded forestry professionals will share their practical knowledge about and experiences in using geographic information systems (GIS) technology for their forest operations.     This is the first conference of its kind in America.  It is recognised by the Society of American Foresters and approved for continuing forestry education (CFE) credit hours. Esri has organised a programme consisting of speakers, paper sessions, technology workshops, idea discussions, an EXPO, and a field... (read more)
2011-04-01 12:00:00

SuperMap Appoints Japak GIS

Japak GIS Limited in Kenya is appointed as the authorized exclusive distributor of SuperMap GIS products for Kenya and Ethiopia, and the non-exclusive distributor for Uganda and Tanzania. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, JapakGIS is a GIS software development and services company that provides platform software, customised software and solutions to all market segments.   JapakGIS has been involved in various GIS projects in the Government, NGO, community development projects and environmental organisations. The company has qualified staff in sales support, projects management and application development. Its mission is to help customers get the most from their investment in GIS. JapakGIS's... (read more)
2011-08-25 01:40:44

Medical Mobile GIS Tracking

Every healthcare provider, in order to make decisions, needs specific information from external sources made available to them more than fifty times a day. The challenge is obvious: better methods have to be found to get ‘the right information to the right person at the right time.’ Developments in integrating (geospatial) information technologies, including GPS, remote sensors, wireless networks, smart cameras and internet-linked communication systems, make it possible to achieve this aim. In the wake of these developments there is growing interest on both the medical and geomatics side in decision support using advanced (geospatial) technologies. The development of wireless... (read more)
2007-12-08 12:00:00

Daratech GIS Forecast

Daratech Inc (MA, USA) forecasts that total GIS core-business revenue will top $2.02 billion in 2004, an increase of 9.7% over 2003. According to Daratech estimates, 2003 revenues reached US$ 1.84 billion, up 5.1% compared to the preceding year. Core-business revenue includes software, services, hardware and data products. In 2003 software accounted for the lion's share of the revenue, approximately two-thirds (64%) or US$ 1.175 billion. ESRI and Intergraph led the market, accounting for nearly half of the industry's total software revenues. Other software leaders included Autodesk, the IBM GIS Business Unit, GE Energy, Leica Geosystems and MapInfo. Services were... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00


Eagle Technology Group, ESRIs distributor in New Zealand, has won the contract to implement a Web-based GIS visualisation solution using ESRI's ArcIMS Server for ONTRACK, the New Zealand government agency responsible for ownership and management of the national rail network. The GIS will enable trains to be tracked by satellite and the information fed back to ONTRACK’s train controllers. This will provide the controllers with a geographic view of their network. Additionally, it will afford them a much greater degree of positional accuracy and enable them to make better decisions in routing, emergency response, tracking, and other related applications. (read more)
2006-04-20 12:00:00
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