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Monday, November 28th, 2011

Book For Download – Soil Erosion Studies

Soil erosion affects a large part of the Earth surface, and accelerated soil erosion is recognized as one of the main soil threats, compromising soil productive and protective functions. The land management in areas affected by soil erosion is a relevant issue for landscape and ecosystems preservation. In this book we collected a series of

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Ecosystems Goods and Services from Plantation Forests

Ecological goods and services represent a new approach that seeks to link the total value that forests contribute to society. Often these are interpreted to include health, social, cultural, and economic needs. Not all forests are the same though. In some places on the planet forests grow wildly, and are not impacted by humans directly.

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Mapping Forestry

Forest managers and others working and operating in forests have long depended upon the use and application of GIS. This technology has enabled them to establish forest inventory information upon which they have been able to integrate landscape change over time and to initiate operations. Mapping Forestry provides a glimpse into the ways forestry related

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Modeling Our World – The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Concepts

This book originally appeared in 1999 and has been updated and re-written a decade later. Geographic information system (GIS) modeling is the key to understanding GIS – and how to communicate to others about the world we live in through mapping and cartography. The information and knowledge included in ‘Modeling Our World’ is the foundation for

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Contour Launches World’s First Hands-free GPS Video Camera Using u-blox Technology

Contour, a market leader in hands-free video cameras, has selected u-blox’ GPS technology to usher in a new era of location-based video. The addition of u-blox GPS to the ContourGPS video camera adds a new layer of excitement to adventure videos enabling consumers to show their friends where they went, track their journey, and discover new

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Economist Calls for Radical Thinking on Funding of Rrenewable Energy

SCOTSMAN – One of Scotland’s top economists has called for “radical thinking” by government and the public and private sectors to create the finance necessary to boost renewable energy potential. Andrew McLaughlin, pictured, group chief economist at Royal Bank of Scotland, said Scotland has “more potential renewables resources than almost any other European country”. Read More

Friday, September 24th, 2010

A 3D Client to Improve Management of Motorways: a Single Point of Access to a Complex Spatial Data Infrastructure

Management of major transport infrastructures such as highways is an extremely complex task that requires different teams handling a vast range of very heterogeneous static and real-time information. This challenge has been faced in the context of one of Italy’s most important motorways, through development of a scalable spatial data infrastructure that allows managing a

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Wacom Interactive Pen Display Technology Adds Precision and Speed to USGS Volcanic Mapping

In an effort to map volcanoes and assess eruption risks, The United States Geological Survey (USGS) turned to Wacom interactive pen display technology to streamline GIS data updates and editing workflows. The Wacom pen display enables agency geologists to streamline, and in some cases eliminate, several steps in transferring data from paper maps where field observations from

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Why We Need a New Green Revolution to Stop Hunger

DER SPIEGEL – World leaders are meeting in New York this week to discuss progress on the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. The world’s nations have failed miserably in addressing one of the main goals, the fight against hunger. Researchers believe that small farmers, not large-scale farms, are the key to feeding the planet. Read More

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Siemens to Open Up Smart Metering Communications for Manufacturers

By opening up its DLC communications protocol Siemens is setting a milestone in the direction of open communication with smart meters and takes the first step toward establishing a new standard in high-efficiency metering communications via power line. Siemens Energy offers holistic smart metering solutions based on its automated metering and information system AMIS as

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