July, 2016


GIS Data

Screenshot from the GAEZ data portal.Screenshot from the GAEZ data portal.

FAO Uses GIS to Protect Agricultural Economy of Vulnerable Countries

Lucia Moro, with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Geospatial of the United Nations, discusses the agency’s work on the development of a global land cover database to support agricultural policy makers and rural land use planners efforts to reduce poverty.

GIS Industry

A thematic map of an underground mine and ZigBee node positions in ArcGIS. Source: Moridi et al, 2015.A thematic map of an underground mine and ZigBee node positions in ArcGIS. Source: Moridi et al, 2015.

GIS and Underground Mining

Mines can be dangerous places where unexpected gas pockets or collapse could lead to major safety issues. GIS has been utilized to monitor tunnels and areas explored, as it provides both 3D visualization and abilities to integrate various sets of data for visual and quantitative analysis.