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|Geographic Information Analysis for Sustainable Development and Economic Planning: New Technologies
Giuseppe Borruso, Stefania Bertazzon, Andrea Favretto, Beniamino Murgante, Carmelo Maria Torre.
Spatial analytical techniques and geographical analysis and modelling methods are required in order to analyse data and to facilitate the decision process at all levels. Old geographical issues can find an answer thanks to new methods and instruments, while new issues are developing, challenging the...
Emerging Methods and Multidisciplinary Applications in Geospatial Research
Donald P. Albert, G. Rebecca Dobbs.
We need to understand how to utilize Geospatial Research in order to help us solve problems in environmental, life science, and defense industries, as well as intelligence, natural resources, medical and public safety industries.Emerging Methods and Multidisciplinary Applications in Geospatial Research...
Geographic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association.
Developments in technologies have evolved in a much wider use of technology throughout science, government, and business; resulting in the expansion of geographic information systems. GIS is the academic study and practice of presenting geographical data through a system designed to capture, store...
Visualizing Plant Community Change Using Historical Records
Evelyn Brister, Elizabeth Hane, Karl Korfmacher.
Ecological data from land surveys from 1811 for the 100,000-acre Connecticut Tract in western New York were transcribed and then analyzed using ArcGIS and IDRISI GIS software. The surveys contained both witness tree data and line descriptions, which were analyzed for species composition and community...
Historical GIS as a Platform for Public Memory at Mammoth Cave National Park
Katie Algeo, Ann Epperson, Matthew Brunt.
The Mammoth Cave Historical GIS (MCHGIS) fosters new understandings of a national park landscape as a historic farming community and offers a web-based platform for public memory of pre-park inhabitants. It maps the 1920 manuscript census at the household level over a streaming topographic map and...
The Efficacy of Aerial Search During the Battle of Midway
Denis J. Dean.
The Battle of Midway (June 4 – 6, 1942) is considered one of the pivotal naval encounters of the Second World War. The battle has been examined in detail within both popular and scholarly literature, and a common opinion found in virtually all of these examinations is that Japanese search efforts on...
Showing the Past: Integrating Cartographic Collections Through Virtual Map Rooms
Willington Siabato, Alberto Fernández-Wyttenbach, Miguel-Ángel Bernabé-Poveda.
Spatial Data Infrastructures have become a methodological and technological benchmark enabling distributed access to historical-cartographic archives. However, it is essential to offer enhanced virtual tools that imitate the current processes and methodologies that are carried out by librarians...
Relating Transportation Quality Indicators to Economic Conditions in the South-Central U.S.
Jonathan C. Comer, Amy K. Graham, Stacey R. Brown.
Investment in transportation infrastructure is widely assumed to spur economic growth, a belief that persists among both the general public and government officials. However, research has provided inconsistent evidence to date, and many researchers believe that good transportation is a necessary but...
A Neural Network for Modeling Multicategorical Parcel Use Change
Kang Shou Lu, John Morgan, Jeffery Allen.
This paper presents an artificial neural network (ANN) for modeling multicategorical land use changes. Compared to conventional statistical models and cellular automata models, ANNs have both the architecture appropriate for addressing complex problems and the power for spatio-temporal prediction. The...
Rapid Evaluation of Arid Lands (REAL): A Methodology
Daniel P. Dugas, Michael N. DeMers, Janet C. Greenlee, Walter G. Whitford, Anna Klimaszewski-Patterson.
Management of desert grasslands requires rapid, low technology, coarse assessment methods that provide a triage-like prioritization for the manager. Such approaches necessitate the ability to quickly and effectively identify coarse-scale plant communities that provide guidance for this prioritization....
Using Volunteered Geographic Information to Assess the Spatial Distribution of West Nile Virus in Detroit, Michigan
Kevin P. McKnight, Joseph P. Messina, Ashton M. Shortridge, Meghan D. Burns, Bruce W. Pigozzi.
West Nile Virus is a vector-borne flavivirus that affects mainly birds, horses, and humans. The disease emerged in the United States in 1999 and by 2001 had reached Michigan. In clinical human cases, the most common symptoms are fever, weakness, nausea, headache, and changes in mental state. The crow...
Research Commentary: Increasing the Flexibility of Legacy Systems
William L. Garrison, Barry Wellar, Ross MacKinnon, William R. Black, Arthur Getis.
Flexibility is what people seek when striving to increase or expand economic and social choices, equity, and technological innovations. Flexibility provides the robustness needed to adjust to changes such as those arising from a warmer/colder world, and the actions required when managing threats from...
Colorado 14ers, Pixel by Pixel
Brandon J. Vogt.
This document describes a capstone learning exercise designed for undergraduates enrolled in an introductory geospatial tools course. The overarching theme of the exercise, Colorado 14ers, Pixel by Pixel, is mountain geography. While immersed in a digital mountainous landscape, students explore topics...
Leveraging the Science of Geographic Information Systems
Rick Bunch, Anna Tapp, Prasad Pathak.
The Center for Geographic Information Science (CGISc) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) was established in the Summer of 2006. CGISc is an educational research entity that relies on the use of GIS and the science of geographic information to conduct research on human and natural...
Sharing Environmental Data through GEOSS
Gregory Giuliani, Nicolas Ray, Stefan Schwarzer, Andrea De Bono, Pascal Peduzzi, Hy Dao, Jaap Van Woerden, Ron Witt, Martin Beniston, Anthony Lehmann.
Understanding the complexity of earth-system processes is crucial to convey improved information on the environment to decision-makers and the general public. Addressing this need by sharing environmental data is challenging because it requires a common agreed framework that allows easy and seamless...
Formalizing Cross-Parameter Conditions for Geoprocessing Service Chain Validation
Geoprocessing operations offered via web services provide the means for building complex web-based geospatial applications. Often, certain postconditions such as the spatial reference system, bounding box, schema or quality that hold on the output dataset after the execution of a geoprocessing service...