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

Mountain GIS e-Conference

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Mountain Forum Secretariat (MFS) (Nepal) are jointly organising the Mountain GIS e-conference slated for 14-25 January 2008. This two-week e-conference is to promote geo-information science and technology for the integrated mountain development. The conference will be held on a virtual platform and, as it is with the nature of the virtual conference, the participation is open to all.   To participate in the e-conference, interested can directly register online at:   You are also welcome to showcase your case studies/applications at:   For details please see the attached leaflet or... (read more)
2007-12-21 01:39:13

Bringing in GIS (3)

Innovative GIS projects are exciting to the technologist who understands and clearly sees the benefits. More challenging is convincing budget-holders and broad business that the investment is worthwhile. This can be done using the simple but powerful benefits-modelling approach.<P> This article, the last in a series of three, represents the final piece in the jigsaw of a business-driven approach to justifying GIS projects. The first article demonstrated the merits of a top-down, business-led approach to effecting change, as opposed to a bottom-up, technology-driven solution. The second article  showed how to design an organisation and plan for success by establishing a... (read more)
2008-09-23 12:00:00

GIS in Public Transportation

URISA and the University of South Florida's National Center for Transit Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR, USA) announce the details of the 2011 GIS in Public Transportation Conference, which will take place at the Hilton Bayfront in St. Petersburg, Florida, 13th to 15th September 2011.   URISA Certified Workshops will open the conference on Tuesday, 13th September. Attendees may choose to attend Asset Management: Planning, Strategy, and Implementation or GIS Program Management.   Two keynote speakers will be featured at the conference: Adie Tomer, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC on  Missed Opportunity: Transit and... (read more)
2011-07-29 11:08:59

GeoDecisions Celebrates GIS day

GeoDecisions celebrated the annual geographic information system (GIS) Day on 18th November 2009 with a series of presentations and events throughout the country. GIS Day is a global, grassroots event held during the third week of November aimed at providing a better understanding of GIS in our communities, schools, and organisations. Many employees throughout GeoDecisions captured the essence of the day by delivering educational lectures at colleges and universities that featured real-world examples of GIS and its extensive applications and benefits in our world. The nationwide educational outreach efforts included interactive workshops and presentations at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC),... (read more)
2009-12-01 12:07:24

Portable GIS Server

IceWEB's subsidiary, Inline Corporation, has begun commercial shipping of their new MLP ManPac III portable Geospatial Information Server. The "Modular Lightweight Portable" MLP ManPAC III is specifically designed for Geospatial applications where organisations such as Utilities, Military, First Responders and Oil/Gas Exploration must have rapidly deployable "grab-and-fly" advanced Geospatial server/client capabilities.     Organizations that must work with such data in geographically remote areas, or in mobile team environments benefit significantly from the flexibility and portability of the ManPac III.  Further Information on the new ManPac III model is available at:    The new MLP supports modular external Raid canisters,... (read more)
2009-08-07 11:00:53

Integrating GIS and MIS

Database-level Integration for Watershed Development
Management information systems (MIS) are used in a multitude of applications. Maps improve decision-making but GIS has not yet become an integrated part of MIS. Integration can take place at various levels, but most important are those of user interface and database. The former helps the layman understand information. Database-level integration enables up-to-date data transfer between MIS and GIS. Here, the authors present an example of the latter in an application for watershed development in India. It is common practice to develop different software applications separately for the same user-group. This complicates satisfaction of user requirements and increases development costs.... (read more)
2007-01-19 12:00:00

Seamless GIS Work Environment

Carlson SurvPC data collection software has been updated to enable the land surveyor to work in the GIS environment. Carlson SurvPC is a data collection system for Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS and total-stations with in-field coordinate geometry. As the application can be utilised on standard Windows PC computers such as ruggedised laptops, surveyors can access Esri or other GIS source data in the field.   "This new capability of SurvPC enables surveyors to work with ArcGIS, using the interface they are familiar with," says Bruce Carlson, president of Carlson Software. "This means there will be no need to spend... (read more)
2011-07-11 10:25:15

Is GIS Dead?

Three colleagues and I have been wrestling for two years with how we can best deliver a new version of our GIS textbook. The three previous editions have been successful, having sold 80,000 copies and being translated into five languages. The challenge we faced is that everything is changing so rapidly that it would be easy to be out of date or even irrelevant. Advancing technology is at the heart of the problem (and opportunity), but its consequences are manifested in many different ways. For example, publishers are transitioning to a different publishing model with different staff, using digital versions... (read more)
2015-04-10 11:56:11
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