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

Utilities Infrastructure Management Solutions

Intergraph is expanding its proven utilities infrastructure management solutions with new, open standards-based spatial data infrastructure (SDI) capabilities to foster greater interoperability. Intergraph SDI capabilities enable secure, fast and seamless access to geospatial data published by different organisations, improving collaboration for emergency response and incident management, and increasing productivity for utility network planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations. Intergraph's G/Technology infrastructure management solution is a feature-rich, open and scalable geospatial application platform designed to meet the unique needs of utilities and communications companies. The newest version, G/Technology 10.1, supports the use of data published via the Web using the standard... (read more)
2010-04-28 02:34:48

Topcon Management Changes

Effective immediately, Ewout Korpershoek (left on the image), formerly managing director of Topcon Europe Positioning (TEP), will join the Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) senior executive team as chief marketing officer responsible for all marketing and product management functions at TPS and TEP. Tony Hirayama (right on the image), currently CEO of Topcon Positioning Iberia / InlandGEO and a director of TEP, will become the new managing director of TEP. Hirayama will also remain in his current positions.   Korpershoek was also named chairman of the TEP board of directors. He has been a member of TPS' strategic management team and... (read more)
2011-07-14 12:27:34

Integrated Emergency Management (IEM)

Two main aspects of disasters set them apart from other information management tasks. Firstly, they are uncertain in nature, characterised by “un-ness” as Crichton puts it: “…unexpected, unscheduled, unplanned, unprecedented and definitely unpleasant”1. Secondly, they are complex in terms of communication and subject to information lack or overload. Three further factors add to complexity. Firstly, rapid developments in technology have made data collection easier but information management more complex. However, in an emergency it is essential to know what data and information can be relied upon and trusted. Secondly, though geo-information is vital in addressing IEM, GIS and its interfaces,... (read more)
2007-08-11 12:00:00

Simplify Workflow Management

ESRI is to conduct a free, live training seminar this month demonstrating Job Tracking for ArcGIS (JTX), ESRI's software for tracking project information and simplifying workflows. Getting Started with JTX to Manage Workflow will air on Thursday, 18th March 2010, at 9:00AM, 11:00AM., and 3:00PM Pacific time; noon, 2:00PM., and 6:00OPM. Eastern time; and 4:00PM, 6:00PM, and 10:00PM UTC/GMT. The seminar will introduce improvements to JTX that will be available in the upcoming release of ArcGIS 10. Attendees will learn how JTX can help them design, document, manage, and execute workflows across an organisation and in all phases of a... (read more)
2010-03-15 09:00:04

Spatial Data Management Conference

Registration for the 1Spatial Conference 2008: '1 Source of Truth' is now open. The Conference will take place from 29th April to 1st May at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Stansted Airport, UK and will offer practical advice on centralised data management and provide a single access point for accurate information. 1Spatial's annual conference will tackle the major issues faced by organisations working with spatial data, including: - How to integrate and re-use spatial data across an organisation, with reference to guidelines, such as the EC Directive on Public Sector Information Re-Use - Addressing the problems and data management issues raised by... (read more)
2008-01-18 09:36:18

Land Administration Studies

The United Nations University (UNU) aims at providing scientific knowledge for UN purposes such as millennium development goals. A role is played here by mdg access to land ownership and use. Land lies at the basis of all societies. It is land policy that regulates access to and management of land. Sound land policy is a crucial factor for success in many aspects of society, including economic growth, food security, nature conservation, poverty reduction and housing. Sound land policy and related instruments determine how a government can provide access to land and land-tenure security, implementation of land reform, land-use planning,... (read more)
2006-09-21 12:00:00

Land Administration Studies

The United Nations University (UNU) aims at providing scientific knowledge for UN purposes such as millennium development goals. A role is played here by mdg access to land ownership and use. Land lies at the basis of all societies. It is land policy that regulates access to and management of land. Sound land policy is a crucial factor for success in many aspects of society, including economic growth, food security, nature conservation, poverty reduction and housing. Sound land policy and related instruments determine how a government can provide access to land and land-tenure security, implementation of land reform, land-use planning,... (read more)
2006-09-21 12:00:00

ICT and Land Administration

Benefiting from Technological Innovations
All land administration organisations face similar challenges: they need to become less bureaucratic, simpler, cheaper and more transparent. Design and implementation of traditional approaches is so time-consuming that land laws are adapted to provide for simpler procedures. Unconventional approaches are urgently needed, both conceptual and technological. The author reviews recent examples of both. Technology is a major facilitator for process acceleration. Countries now at a more advanced stage of development enjoyed the bene-fits of IT application at an earlier stage. Many now face renewal of their IT architecture to cope with evolving customer demand and IT opportunities. Strategic Alignment All... (read more)
2006-06-27 12:00:00

Land Administration in Vietnam

GIM Interviews Prof. Dang Hung Vo, President, Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing
The third Land Law of Vietnam, enacted in 2003, created transparency in land use and management and facilitated the development of a property market. The price of land is now on the rise in tandem with economic growth. The Vietnamese government is investing 5% to 10% of land revenue in building a Land Administration System (LAS). This month’s interviewee has been involved from the outset in building the LAS, from 2002 to 2007 as Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.<P> What do you see as the essential benefits for Vietnam of a well-functioning Land Administration System? Vietnam’s... (read more)
2008-08-27 12:00:00
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