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

GIS Day Poster Competition

GIS Day 2011 is Wednesday 16th November 2011 and URISA, USA, is pleased to announce its support of GIS Day student poster competitions. URISA look forward to receiving GIS Day poster competition guidelines. Also posters that are selected as winning entries to promote the accomplishments of both the students and institutions are welcomed. In further recognition of the winning posters, URISA is pleased to provide one-year student memberships for the best poster in each category. It is expected that URISA's GIS Day Student Poster Competition page will quickly become a very valuable GIS teaching and research resource, and we look... (read more)
2011-06-20 03:03:38

Orbit GIS Photo Locator

Orbit Geospatial Technologies (Belgium) has released Orbit GIS Photo Locator retail solution. Orbit GIS Photo Locator autonomously places your photo's on Google Earth, Google Maps, and in most GIS systems. Orbit GIS Photo Locator uses the JPG photo EXIF header to extract the position and orientation of the picture at time of taking. The images are immediately converted ready to be used in Google Earth, Google Maps, Orbit GIS and most GIS systems by using the industry standard ESRI SHP file format.   Orbit GIS Photo Locator-ready images can be taken with any camera that supports the GPS-tag, such as... (read more)
2007-09-04 10:12:20


Harmonising cross-border datasets
INSPIRE has set a standard towards which GI providers can work and with which GI users can work seamlessly at European scale. GIS4EU has taken this standard and designed a repeatable process that can be implemented to harmonise heterogeneous spatial datasets. By following the GIS4EU process, a set of rules can be determined for almost any spatial dataset that falls within the INSPIRE spatial themes. Applying these rules promotes locally and nationally relevant spatial information to a seamless European SDI. That this can be done without the need to rebuild or modify at source any existing data repositories enhances the... (read more)
2010-11-04 03:04:45

GIS-based Evacuation Systems

The limitations of current 2D-GIS and 3D-Visualisation leads to the question of how to use GIScience technologies in handling emergencies in urban buildings and their immediate environment. Geospatial technologies have been used throughout all phases of an emergency: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, although in some more than others. In particular, systems are used to support decision-makers in the mitigation, prepared­ness and recovery phases, but those for time-critical response are few. Time-critical applications require real-time decision making, and prerequisite for this are appropriate data management and efficient data discovery, integration, analysis and communication. Requirements 3D-GIS-based systems for use in time-critical... (read more)
2007-10-16 12:00:00

4D Urban GIS

Benefits of the Time Dimension
Time has been incorporated as a fourth dimension in the GIS systems of Arak municipality, Iran, and object-oriented concepts applied. The augmented system has resulted in better quality and an increasing number of services, improvements to the cadastre system and financial benefits. Almost every city in Iran today demonstrates anomalies in all urban aspects, directly affecting issues such as welfare, security, hygiene, education and culture. Regardless of the circumstances, municipalities can demonstrate additional problems. City sprawl has led to the generation of huge volumes of geo- and other data, expanding the body but not the authority of municipalities, the administrative... (read more)
2007-08-11 12:00:00

SuperGeo Develop Biodiversity GIS

SuperGeo Technologies has developed a Biodiversity GIS application for the Endemic Species Research Institute, which will enable users to integrate survey data from different individuals, groups or websites. This project aims to offer users a more convenient query interface, data management and survey tools and to attract users to supply and utilise more valuable survey data. Through the Internet platform, users are able to connect to other databases. The personalised survey data management software offers users customised management functions. The website also provides the links to statistical information and a distribution chart of survey data, as well as the survey... (read more)
2009-11-12 03:51:13

Bringing in GIS (1)

GIS is often considered a solution in search of a problem, and GIS solutions are promoted as the cure for all business challenges. The authors advocate a ­top-down, rather than a technology-driven, solution and describe a meth-­­odology for identifying strategic objectives and representing how GIS can support them. As advocates of GIS often discover, many barriers exist to finding funding for a technology-led project that gives priority to functionality over business value. A budget-holder will often lack knowledge regarding GIS and how it can positively impact business; occasionally, they even display cynicism as to its capacity for delivering value. Discovery... (read more)
2008-07-09 12:00:00


In a renewed effort to boost power supply in Lagos State, the management of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), has inaugurated a Geographical Information System (GIS), unit for prompt service delivery. The new information technology installed by Hafmani Nigeria Limited at the Lagos Island business unit of Eko Electricity Distribution Zone is to monitor all power problems in the state for routine maintenance, repairs and rectification.Hafmani, which is the technology consultant to the PHCN, has, however commenced a nationwide training for staff of the PHCN to meet the operational standard of the GIS equipment. Speaking at the inauguration... (read more)
2010-07-20 03:51:35

GIS for Urban Conservation

Change Detection and Priority Determination in Historical Turkey
GIS is a very useful tool in the planning of urban conservation. GIS includes integration of vector and raster data, geographical referencing, correction and spatial adjustment. GIS analysis tools and map overlays improve the accuracy of decision making. With the help of GIS, the authors detect changes in the historical urban sites of Odunpazarý District of Eskis,ehir in Turkey and determine conservation priorities. Major urban centres in developing Turkey face a population explosion, which began in the 1950s. As a result, cities have changed in size and scale, type of housing, land-use patterns, street layout and architectural style. These features... (read more)
2005-03-21 12:00:00
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