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

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

Seminar on Sea Level Network

SHOM, which manages the network of reference tidal observations (REFMAR), is organising its first conference on this subject. Entitled 'REFMAR days', the event will be held from 17 to 21 June 2013, and will bring together data producers and users of water heights. Many subjects are to be discussed, including the changing sea level and warning and risk prevention by submersion systems. The conference is to take place at the Branche Geosciences geography, meteorology, oceanography Hydro-Saint-Mandé, at the headquarters of the IGN and Météo-France and the Paris branch of the SHOM. (read more)
2013-05-20 12:00:00

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

SeabedML Application Schema Released

The OGP Geomatics Committee’s Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) Task Force has published SeabedML, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Geography Markup Language (GML) Application Schema for SSDM version 1. The availability of SeabedML marks an important step towards open data standards in the marine survey industry. The SeabedML gives any SSDM user (e.g. oil and gas companies and their survey contractors) the choice of using an open standard for digital data exchange, in addition to the existing Esri ArcGIS File/Personal Geodatabase SSDM delivery template that is already used extensively in the oil and gas industry. OGC GML (Geography Markup Language)... (read more)
2014-10-14 08:43:27

Ed Parsons at Globalgeo 2009

The geospatial technologist of Google, Ed Parsons, will give a Lecture on 5th of March at 12 PM in Barcelona's Congress Centre on occasion of Globalgeo 2009. During his address, entitled "Geography in your pocket and in the cloud", Parsons will explain how geospatial technology on latest generation websites has been adopted by global communities for both the use and creation of geospatial data. Access to the conference will be free for visitors and exhibitors of Globalgeo.     Parsons has the responsibility for communicating Google's mission to organise the world's information using geography and tools including Google Earth, Google... (read more)
2009-01-16 09:07:16

UKHO Announces Its New National Hydrographer

The UK Hydrographic Office has appointed Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff BA as the UK National Hydrographer, Deputy Chief Executive (Hydrography), based in Taunton, Somerset. This new appointment reports to the Chief Executive and will be integral in spearheading the key role the UKHO plays in working with the International Hydrographic Community and discharging the UK Government’s responsibilities for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency under the UN Convention of Safety of Life at Sea. Ian Moncrieff graduated in Geography and Geology at Keele University in 1977. He joined the Royal Navy on a university cadetship in 1976 and comes to the... (read more)
2006-09-26 12:00:00
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