Geography and GIS E-book

Essays on Geography and GIS, the latest offering from the Best Practices series published by geographic information system (GIS) software developer ESRI, is a collection of essays written by many of the top academics in the fields of geography and GIS technology.   Previously published individually in the company's ArcNews magazine, the collection of articles provides insight into the power of spatial thinking. Adds George Dailey, ESRI's K-12 Education Program manager, "This compilation is a blend of articles from authors peering into the intersection of geography and technology and their relevance and importance to our present and future in many... (read more)
2008-10-09 10:19:08

How Google Gave Geography its Groove Back

Hydro international Interviews Ed Parsons
Once upon a time, the study of the Earth’s surface, its features, inhabitants and phenomena was nothing more than a tiresome school subject for the average person on the street. Google has changed all that with its interactive map of the world. Stitched together from aerial and satellite footage, it has been downloaded more than 400 million times, with people and organisations putting it to all sorts of interesting uses, from spying on celebrities to locating the nearest hotel in a foreign city. We spoke to Ed Parsons, Google’s geospatial technologist, to find out more about what lies ahead for... (read more)
2009-06-04 12:00:00

Andrea Spitzner

Ms. Spitzner completed her studies in Physical Geography in 2009, specialising in climatological geography and atmospheric research. She moved from the Federal Environment Agency Germany to Aqua Vision in 2011, where she is responsible for measuring and analysing ADCP and multibeam data. (read more)
2017-09-05 04:25:34

Andy Plater

Andy Plater is professor of Physical Geography and head of Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Liverpool. His research focuses on coastal geomorphology and environmental change, risk to coastal infrastructure from flooding due to sea-level rise and storms, and providing evidence for sustainable management of coastal resources. (read more)
2017-06-01 04:12:45

AAG Presidential Award for Esri Scientist

Esri chief scientist Dawn J. Wright, PhD, has received the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Presidential Achievement Award. Presented at the AAG annual meeting on 28th February 2012, the award recognises Wright's outstanding work as a scientist, researcher, author and advocate for marine conservation, and her contributions to geographic science. AAG president Audrey L. Kobayashi said that Wright's work to build geospatial technology standards for ocean mapping has enabled the scientific community to share information and collaborate on research projects. She has championed geographic information systems for marine research that are laying the groundwork for more sustainable ocean resources policies.... (read more)
2012-03-02 12:00:00

ADCP Workshop

On 18th November 2004 Aquavision BV from Utrecht (The Netherlands), in co-operation with the department of Physical Geography, University of Utrecht, organised a one day workshop on various applications of Acoustic Doppler Current Meters (ADCPs). It was the seventh in an annual series. Under the Chairmanship of Prof. Dr. P.Hoekstra (Chairman department of Physical Geography, Utrecht University) representatives from Universities, Dutch and Belgian Government, a Rockdumping Company and a Survey Company presented their experiences with ADCPs and/or new applications. In between the lectures manufacturers were given the opportunity for a Product Presentation, in addition to showing their inmstruments in a... (read more)
2004-12-16 12:00:00

Satellite images for Lab of Natural Risks Assessment

Satellite images are planned to be used by the Laboratory of the Onshore Natural Risks Assessment, Russia. The information about natural disasters is to be prepared to be used by different warning systems, according to the Natural Risks Assessment Laboratory head, Oceanologist Peter Koltermann. The Lab is created at the Department of Geography of the Moscow State University. A university-based geoportal is being installed now at the Department of Geography to provide access to space images of different resolutions. A possibility of operational updating the geoportal using UniScan space data reception stations will also be implemented.Space images, available at the... (read more)
2011-01-03 09:30:32

Charles de Jongh

Charles de Jongh has an MSc in Geography with a master in Cartography and Geographical Information Science. He is a senior member of the CARIS BV Technical Sales staff with extensive experience implementing CARIS applications in different organisations. (read more)
2017-09-18 01:31:33

Ashley Chappell

Ashley Chappell earned a B.A. in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991, and a Master's degree in Geography and Cartographic Sciences from George Mason University in 1997. After an exciting stint at National Geographic, she joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as an aeronautical chart cartographer in 1992. Her childhood summers spent at Virginia Beach and a love of the sea soon necessitated a move to nautical charting for NOAA's Office of Coast Survey in 1995, where she produced charts of Alaska, the Pacific and Great Lakes waters. In 2000, she moved to... (read more)
2018-09-11 11:39:53

First recipient of CodaOctopus Prize at Cardiff University

The new CodaOctopus Prize has been awarded for the first time. The recipient is Katie Abbott, BSc who receives the award for her Marine Geography dissertation, which included data acquisition, processing and critical analysis. As part of the Marine Geography degree at Cardiff University, Ms Abbott undertook a year’s industrial placement as a hydrographic surveyor with Gardline Surveys. Whilst working on numerous survey projects she gained practical experience acquiring and analysing survey data and report writing. Since opening earlier this year, the CodaOctopus Research Laboratory at Cardiff University has been the centre for a series of deployments using Octopus sidescan... (read more)
2006-01-23 12:00:00
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