Posts Tagged Geographic information system

Introducing ArcGIS Earth from ESRI…

ESRI updates: ArcGIS 3D Introducing ArcGIS Earth – 3D Made Easy. Advertisements

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Storytelling Side Accordion – (A story map presented by Esri)…

Tectonic Plate Movement and its Consequences     The Earth lithosphere is broken up into tectonic plates. Twenty plates are continuously migrating. The great majority of all earthquakes and volcanic activity occurs along the plate boundaries. The movement of the plates varies from zero to 100 mm annually. – See more at: Storytelling Side Accordion – A […]

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16 Things We Can Do to Increase Geoliteracy…

The following is an article written by Joseph Kerski on the importance of geographic information and by extension geoliteracy as published on blogs.esri.com: “Many of the big issues the world is facing today are fundamentally tied to space and place—they are geographic issues. To grapple with these issues requires a population that can assess and use […]

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Story Maps from Esri, Inc….

The following provides links to a host of Esri’s ‘story maps’… According to Esri, “The story map is a new Esri medium for sharing not only data, photos, videos, sounds, and maps, but for telling a specific and compelling story by way of that content”… See the Esri website below: An Ocean of Story Maps.

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This Dynamic Planet: an interactive map from the USGS and the Smithsonian Institution…

Created by the USGS and the Smithsonian Institution, ‘This Dynamic Planet’ is an interactive map depicting the world’s volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate boundaries. This online GIS hosts a variety of related layers which all highlight the advantages of employing current technologies for data and knowledge sharing, data storage and analysis. The map is supported by Esri’s ArcGIS Online […]

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Creating Spatial Databases…

“The power of a GIS is in the data analysis. Without data, all the bells and whistles of GIS are just that. The effort to bring stable, accuratedata is an enormous one for any GIS. Data development and maintenance is the most costly, labor intensive part of developing a GIS. There are several ways in which […]

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How geoinformation services can help in disasters…

“When earthquakes, floods and other disasters hit, GIS can help rescue teams do their work. But aid organizations do not fully share the enthusiasm of the companies developing the systems. When disaster strikes, the situation is often unclear: What is the extent of the devastation? Were people hurt? Where are they located? Many decisions must […]

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Importance of GIS in education…

The following article from ESRI highlights the importance of not only incorporating GIS elements into geographic education but also teaching students to effectively interpret and analyse patterns in data… Learning to Learn from Data, GIS Education Community  

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Geography: Developing ‘Geographic Understanding’ through GIS…

Today’s ever-developing world requires methods of not just acquiring data but also the ability to better integrate data from varied sources and apply such to different arenas. This is the purpose of GIS (geographic information systems)… A GIS platform should be one which provides a thorough understanding of the geographical environment as compared to just […]

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