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An Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis and Visualisation in R - CDRC Data
"This tutorial series is designed to provide an accessible introduction to techniques for handling, analysing and visualising spatial data in R. R is an open source software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It has a range of bespoke packages which provide additional functionality for handling spatial data and performing complex spatial analysis operations. The practical series uses open data which has been made readily available and demonstrates a range of techniques useful in social sciences including multivariate analysis, mapping and spatial interpolation. "
r  statistics  tutorial  geospatial  mapping  gis 
may 2017 by tsuomela
Welcome to the GEODE Initiative!
"The Geographic Data in Education (GEODE) Initiative at Northwestern University is dedicated to improving public understanding of our world through education about the Earth’s physical, biological, and social systems. Toward that end, the GEODE Initiative is engaged in a program of integrated research and development in the areas of learning, teaching and educational reform. The GEODE Initiative develops and studies curriculum, software, and teacher professional development. "
geography  gis  technology  pedagogy  teaching  education  academic-lab 
april 2017 by tsuomela
wq: an open source framework for citizen science, VGI, and crowdsourcing
"wq is a modular, open source framework for building custom offline-capable mobile-friendly web apps for citizen science, crowdsourcing, and volunteered geographic information. wq has a permissive license and extends a number of existing open source web frameworks, including Django, jQuery Mobile, and RequireJS."
programming  citizen-science  mobile  software  open-source  gis 
may 2016 by tsuomela
WTF Is Waze And Why Did Google Just Pay A Billion+ For It? | TechCrunch
"This crowdsourced data, driver-sourced mapping, community curation and citizen traffic reporting adds an interactive element to the user experience, which not only quickly becomes addicting, but tends to be more accurate thanks to its obsessive (and often geeky) army of reporters relaying traffic data in realtime."
maps  gis  crowdsourcing  internet  mobile  google 
june 2013 by tsuomela
Unique in the Crowd: The privacy bounds of human mobility : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group
"We study fifteen months of human mobility data for one and a half million individuals and find that human mobility traces are highly unique. In fact, in a dataset where the location of an individual is specified hourly, and with a spatial resolution equal to that given by the carrier's antennas, four spatio-temporal points are enough to uniquely identify 95% of the individuals. We coarsen the data spatially and temporally to find a formula for the uniqueness of human mobility traces given their resolution and the available outside information. This formula shows that the uniqueness of mobility traces decays approximately as the 1/10 power of their resolution. Hence, even coarse datasets provide little anonymity. These findings represent fundamental constraints to an individual's privacy and have important implications for the design of frameworks and institutions dedicated to protect the privacy of individuals."
privacy  data-mining  mobile  mobile-phone  gis  geography  big-data  technology-effects 
june 2013 by tsuomela
Mapping the Nation - A Companion Site to Mapping the Nation by Susan Schulten
From maps of disease and the weather to the earliest maps of the national population, this was a period when the very concept of a map was reinvented. By the early twentieth century, maps had become common tools of analysis, communication, and visual representation in an increasingly complex nation.
Today we live in a world that is saturated with maps and graphic knowledge. The maps on this site reveal how this involved a fundamentally new way of thinking.
gis  geography  mapping  maps  history  america 
june 2012 by tsuomela
On River Maps « somethingaboutmaps
"Lately I’ve been working on a series of river maps, done in the style of Harry Beck‘s famous London Underground design."
maps  mapping  gis  geography  design 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Go fly a kite: Mapping the oil spill the open source way |
Last month, as the mainstream press reported on the worsening environmental and economic crisis that is the British Petroleum spill in the Gulf Coast, I and a small group of DIY mappers flew down to New Orleans to coordinate a grassroots, citizen effort to map the spill. Instead of helicopters and satellites, we deployed a new generation of low-cost tools, including weather balloons and kites with cameras attached.
open-source  mapping  gis  energy  oil 
june 2010 by tsuomela
GeoCommons delivers visual analytics through maps. We make it possible to view massive amounts of data, make decisions and solve problems with no prior training or experience using traditional mapping tools.
maps  visualization  mashup  gis  data  tools  web2.0  map  geography  public-data 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Official Blog: Seeing the forest through the cloud
In developing this prototype, we've collaborated with Greg Asner of Carnegie Institution for Science, and Carlos Souza of Imazon. Greg and Carlos are both at the cutting edge of forest science and have developed software that creates forest cover and deforestation maps from satellite imagery. Organizations across Latin America use Greg's program, Carnegie Landsat Analysis System (CLASlite), and Carlos' program, Sistema de Alerta de Deforestation (SAD), to analyze forest cover change. However, widespread use of this analysis has been hampered by lack of access to satellite imagery data and computational resources for processing.

What if we could offer scientists and tropical nations access to a high-performance satellite imagery-processing engine running online, in the “Google cloud”? And what if we could gather together all of the earth’s raw satellite imagery data — petabytes of historical, present and future data — and make it easily available on this platform?
environment  google  maps  technology  earth  satellite  remote-sensing  data-processing  gis  geography  deforestation  cloud  collaboration  data  sharing 
march 2010 by tsuomela
National Weather Service GIS Data Links
The National Weather Service produces several data sets that are available in formats available to import into Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS is a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.
weather  kml  gis  data  geospatial  government  data-sources  meteorology  google-earth 
august 2009 by tsuomela
The Long Now Blog » Blog Archive » Putting the World’s Languages on the Map
One attempt is LL-Map, shown here. This project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is working to integrate many different geo-linguistic factors into a single digital map interface.
mapping  languages  gis 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Testing Map Warper Beta |
Map Warper (Beta) into which you can upload a scanned map, georectify it and save it out as an image or a map layer.
map  mapping  software  open-source  gis  geography 
june 2009 by tsuomela
Making Maps: DIY Cartography
The book Making Maps by John Krygier and Denis Wood (published by Guilford Press) was written for the Do It Yorself (DIY) cartographer – the student, the new GIS user, the internet user – anyone who wants to make maps that work and look great.
geography  gis  mapping  maps  cartography  weblog-individual 
may 2009 by tsuomela
GIS Data Sets - NOHRSC - The ultimate source for snow information
The NOHRSC provides and maintains the NWS Integrated Hydrologic Automated Basin Boundary System (IHABBS) GIS database to support river and flood forecasting throughout the nation. Basin boundary data sets and RFC boundaries are provided here in shapefiles that have been tarred and gzipped.
gis  data  meteorology  weather  flood  precipitation 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Welcome to the McIDAS Website. In existence since 1973, McIDAS (Man computer Interactive Data Access System) is a suite of sophisticated software packages that perform a wide variety of functions with satellite imagery, observational reports, numerical forecasts, and other geophysical data. Those functions include displaying, analyzing, interpreting, acquiring and managing the data.
meteorology  data-collection  data-processing  satellite  imagery  remote-sensing  gis  weather  software 
december 2008 by tsuomela
This application attempts to provide verification statistics for these polygon warnings. One of the motivations for polygons is to provide more accurate warnings to the public. This accuracy should be reflected in higher verification numbers.
weather  meteorology  severe  statistics  open-government  mashup  map  gis 
july 2008 by tsuomela
Google Earth Community: Viewing forum: History Illustrated (Moderated)
BBS site for maps of historical locations/events put into Google Earth.
google-earth  gis  geography  history  kml 
june 2008 by tsuomela
NACIS: Welcome to | HOME
The North American Cartographic Information Society, founded in 1980, is an organization comprised of specialists from private, academic, and government organizations whose common interest lies in facilitating communication in the map information communit
professional-association  geography  gis  cartography  maps 
april 2008 by tsuomela
NDFD Home Page
xml format for weather data from National Weather Service
api  data  database  forecast  gis  meteorology  xml  government 
december 2007 by tsuomela
UM Spatial Analysis and GIS
UMich certificate program in GIS and spatial analysis.
umich  academic  certificates  graduate  gis  geography 
september 2005 by tsuomela
Welcome to EOGEO — EOGEO
Delivering gis tech to civil society.
gis  geography  open-source 
july 2005 by tsuomela
O'Reilly Network: Historical Maps Online
Intriguing article on digitizing maps for display online.
maps  gis  visualization  webos 
june 2005 by tsuomela

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