Cool readings about GIS

By orbemapa | Cool topics of the web related to communication and use of geographic data, GIS, SDI, and geomatics that I have read. Recopilación de las principales novedades de la web relacionadas con la comunicación y uso de los datos espaciales, SIG, IDEs y geomática que me han resultado interesantes.

Research on persuasive visualization and risk communication

A while ago a group of researchers (<b>Enrico Bertini</b> among them) published a paper titled <b>“The Persuasive Power of Data Visualization”</b>. I've been …

Infographics

Truth & Beauty - Project Ukko

Design Solution<p>The user interface presents foremost a thematic map with wind prediction data visualized in line symbols (multi-dimensional glyphs) …

Data Science

IJGI, Vol. 5, Pages 10: A Spatio-Temporal VGI Model Considering Trust-Related Information

Over the past several years, volunteered geographic information (VGI) has expanded rapidly. VGI collection has been proven to serve as a highly …

Creative Commons

Game: Guess the correlation

Guess the Correlation is a straightforward game where you do just that, and it's surprisingly fun. You get a scatterplot and you guess the …

Geotrends 2016 - What to expect across Geoindustries this year?

The new year symbolises the beginning of new start to some and to others it symbolises an arbitrary point in time where the earth has completed yet …

Digital Transformation

IJGI, Vol. 5, Pages 14: A Generic Model to Exploit Urban Regulation Knowledge

The Right to Build is defined by textual elements that determine what an owner can build on a parcel. Such regulations contain elements that can …

Creative Commons

El primer mapa satírico europeo de la historia

El mapa satírico 'Komische Karte des Kriegsschauplatzes' de 1856 puede considerarse primer mapa propagandístico de su tipo, precursor de un estilo …

Tendencias futuras en la gestión de IG» UN-GGIM

Con fecha de diciembre del pasado 2015 se ha publicado la segunda edición del informe titulado «<i>Future trends in geospatial information management:</i> …

IJGI, Vol. 5, Pages 13: A Hybrid Method for Interpolating Missing Data in Heterogeneous Spatio-Temporal Datasets

Space-time interpolation is widely used to estimate missing or unobserved values in a dataset integrating both spatial and temporal records. Although …

Data Science

El experimento de Todoist para competir con Trello y organizar tu vida

Boards es la evolución de Todoist, y buenas noticias para quienes buscamos las mejores herramientas para organizar nuestras vidas. Aunque hoy es solo …

Nueva sección sobre conjuntos de datos geoespaciales en IJSDIR

El <i>International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure Rearch</i> que edita en formato digital el <i>Joint Research Center</i> anuncia en su página web la …

i-Tree software forestal para la ciudades (gratuito)

<b>i-Tree</b> es un software desarrollado por el Servicio Forestal del USDA que proporciona herramientas de análisis de evaluación de la silvicultura urbana …

Predicting who needs a working fire alarm

In 2014, five people died in New Orleans in a house fire. Three of them were children. There was no working smoke alarm. So the city analytics team …

Human Geography

Why GPS makes distances bigger than they are

(2016). Why GPS makes distances bigger than they are. International Journal of Geographical Information Science: Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 316-333. doi: …

Science

Cost of mobile ads to the consumer

The ethics and future of ads to keep sites running is still up in the air. But one thing's for sure: Ads and their trackers take up a lot of the …

Mobile

Una 'spin-off' de la UPCT informa de la evolución de la sequía con datos de satélite

FutureWater también ha utilizado drones para observar cultivos<p>La 'spin-off' FutureWater, de la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, ha lanzado un …

Top 10 Google Maps games of all times

1. GeoGuessr<p>GueGuessr is definitely on the top of our list. It started as a small web app that gives you the challenge of guessing the locations of a …

Google Maps

El mercado GIS en uno de sus momentos más álgidos

Mercado de oportunidades<b>El mercado Geotecnológico está en unos de sus momentos más álgidos</b>. Es algo que ya hemos mencionado en algún otro post previo …

iPhone

8 years of dating as a chart

Robin We recollected her dating record over the past eight years, and made a simple chart to show the data. Purple represents an established …

Dating

Earth is growing

En este vídeo se puede ver cómo los continentes encajan perfectamente cuando permanecen del mismo tamaño y sus posiciones relativas en la superficie …

España en llamas.

Gracias al blog IDEE tenemos conocimiento de un magnífico proyecto: <b>España en llamas</b>. Aparte de la abundante información y variados estudios que nos …

DEMto3D acerca la impresión 3D a QGIS

DEMto3D esta disponible además de en español e inglés, en francés. Más información y descarga disponibles en: http://www.demto3d.com

Disponibles Actas y Cuadernos de Líneas Límite Jurisdiccionales

Ya se encuentran disponible, en la sección del "Equipamiento Geográfico de Referencia Nacional" del Centro de Descargas del Centro Nacional de …

Experiments in simulating colorblindness

As a colorblind person who specializes in making maps for data visualization, I was inspired by Blake’s recent blog post on Introducing a Color Blind …

Tutorials

United Nations Disaster App Now Includes 3 word addresses

<b>UN ASIGN integrates innovative address system what3words</b><p>UN-ASIGN is a free crowd-sourced report app used during a natural disaster or humanitarian …

Mapping the Illegal Trade in Elephant Tusks

National Geographic hid GPS trackers inside artificial elephant tusks in order to track the trade routes used in the illegal smuggling of ivory.</b> …

How to Tell Science Stories with Maps

This map, part of Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change report, depicts predicted changes in tree swallows’ summer (yellow) and winter (blue) …

Maps

Interactive maps to track wildfires across the Western US

Esri has developed two interactive maps to track wildfires across the Western United States. The first one is called Wildfire Public Information Map. …

U.S. Geological Survey

From GIS to Remote Sensing

This post is about a minor update for the Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin for QGIS, version 4.7.11.<p>Following the <b>changelog</b>:<p>- improvements in …