Disaster Management in Agriculture

GIM Interviews Members of the Iberian American Geomatics Network
The many natural disasters taking place annually all over the world are often caused by weather phenomena and one of the most affected fields is agriculture. Remote sensing, GPS, GIS and ICT appear to be effective tools in countering disaster, and this has been the main driving force behind establishing the UTEEDA network in six countries in Iberian America. The First Co-ordination Meeting took place in Toluca, Mexico in February 2006 and we interviewed three initiators of the network: Dr Damaso R Ponvert–Delisles from Cuba, D. Jesus Soria Ruiz of Mexico and Dr Alejandro Leon Stewart from Chile. Please explain... (read more)
2007-01-01 12:00:00

Interoperability in Disaster Management

However, recent disasters have also shown shortcomings in existing technologies and policies. Pertinent among these are the many barriers that exist in making available and providing the most appropriate (geo-)information and making systems co-operate. Up until now data has been searched by human beings. Automation is provided, but within a specific domain and carrying out dedicated tasks, and thus incapable of delivering intelligence to heterogeneous multi-user groups. The challenges in sharing and analysing geo-information are crucial. Most current geo-data is designed, stored and managed by organisations each under normal conditions having its own mandate and operating largely independently of one... (read more)
2007-09-19 12:00:00

Indoor Risk Management

A Spatially Enabled Online Tool for Monitoring Workplace Safety
Risk management of power plants, dry docks and many other workplaces is aimed at ensuring the health and safety of workers as well as the people living in the vicinity. A spatially enabled risk management system supports staff safety by reducing or even eliminating incidents. Here, the author describes an online tool which has been developed in the Philippines and has been filed for a patent. In the workplace, faulty wiring may cause a fire, slippery floors may cause workers to fall, and poorly shielded equipment may result in injured limbs. National labour and employment organisations all over the world... (read more)
2014-04-30 11:56:47

Web-based Infrastructure Management

The geoportal software g.on aimPort will be represented at CeBIT 2011 in Hanover, to be held from 1st to 5th March 2011. Potential clients are mostly operators of industrial plants, office and business sites or airports and harbours. G.on aimPort allows them a detailed documentation of their infrastructure and its administration via the Internet. Using Oracle technology guarantees the seamless integration of the software into the IT environment of any organisation. G.on aimPort does not require costly - and time-consuming - trainings. This is an important fact for site operators where neither management nor other persons working with the system... (read more)
2011-02-01 09:00:13

Data Management Tools Upgrade

SuperGeo Technologies, Taiwan, has launched SuperGIS data management tools including SuperGIS DataManager 3.1, SuperGIS DataConvertor 3.1 and SuperGIS DataRectifier 3.1. These SuperGIS data management tools will be built into SuperGIS Desktop 3.1. SuperGIS DataManager 3.1 is a map data management tool supporting diverse formats of vector and raster data, such as GEO, SHP, DXF, DWG, DGN, ECW, SID, TIF, JPEG, etc. Featuring improved efficiency of GIS management, SuperGIS DataManager 3.1 enables users to freely copy, preview, and delete the existing layers. With SuperGIS DataConvertor 3.1, users can convert the vector data or image data into the specified format that is... (read more)
2012-04-05 10:59:19

No Management without Measurement

Towards a GDI Business Model for Africa
GIS specialists in Africa are quickly seeing the horizon with respect to Geospatial Data Infrastructure (GDI); it is the bottom line that is proving elusive. Financial, budgeting and accounting measures need to be brought into the discourse. Accessing and allocating funds are key to identifying a functional business model for GDI and may also provide a mechanism for government co-ordination. Recognition of the need for financial tracking of geospatial investment is not new. In 1934 a six-month intensive review was conducted of 28 federal agencies engaged in surveying and mapping in the United States. This study noted a disturbing proliferation... (read more)
2005-03-17 12:00:00
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