June, 2016


GIS Data

Average number of reporting weather stations in Rwanda during 1981 to 2013. Note the drastic drop in 1994. (Data source: Dinku et. al, 2016)Average number of reporting weather stations in Rwanda during 1981 to 2013. Note the drastic drop in 1994. (Data source: Dinku et. al, 2016)

Building Missing Weather Data

Called the ENACTS (Enhancing National Climate Services) initiative, scientists are using satellite data in order to estimate rainfall, temperature, and other information to fill in a 15 year gap in climate data collection for Rwanda.

Spatial Analysis

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst was used to generate a density surface from point data created by a single dancer's movements. Source: GIS to Understand Dance, and Vice Versa, 2009.ArcGIS Spatial Analyst was used to generate a density surface from point data created by a single dancer's movements. Source: GIS to Understand Dance, and Vice Versa, 2009.

Using GIS to Choreograph Dance

Researchers at Ohio State University developed GIS software to help track the movement of dancers over time to see their patterns, which was also then used to choreograph new classical routines

GIS Software

User context, location, and profile interests are integrated with personalized GIS to display adaptive profiles. From: Aoidh et. al, 2009.User context, location, and profile interests are integrated with personalized GIS to display adaptive profiles. From: Aoidh et. al, 2009.

Personalized GIS

In the world of personalized GIS, software being developed that can adapt to our behaviors and know what we need before having to request it or it can give us recommendations based on what tastes we have or have had in the past or based on others’ preferences.