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

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

Andrew Orthmann

Andrew Orthmann manages NOAA charting work for TerraSond. He has 16 years of experience in the field of hydrographic survey, consisting of 9 years for Fugro-Pelagos and 7 years for TerraSond. He holds a BSc in Geography (2000) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a NSPS-THSOA Certified Hydrographer (#225). (read more)
2017-06-07 02:52:38

Patrick Keown

Patrick Keown is a physical scientist in NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey managing hydrographic survey projects. Mr. Keown graduated in Geography (BSc) from Western Kentucky University. His career consists of 7 years of combined experience in the field of GIS and hydrography with the US Army Corps of Engineers and NOAA.   (read more)
2017-05-30 03:00:39

Luis Conti

Luis Americo Conti received his BSc in Geography, MSc in Physical Oceanography and PhD in Marine Geology from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Today he is associate professor at the School of Sciences and Humanities and Centre for Marine Biodiversity at the University of São Paulo, where he teaches and researches marine and lacustrine geomatics and geophysics. (read more)
2017-06-14 03:19:45

Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper is the vice president of CARIS USA and the current president of the Hydrographic Society of America. He is also vice president of the US National Section of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History and a board member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS). (read more)
2017-07-04 03:51:31

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

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
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