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How GIS Helps Drive Hydrography Data

There are more high resolution maps of the Moon and Mars, than the seafloor. Largely because of high costs and challenges at every stage of data gathering and processing. However, GIS-driven technological innovations have the power to change this with improved navigation and positioning systems and geoprocessing in real time for faster accurate surveys.

GIS Industry

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How GIS Supports the Planning and Development of Smart Cities

The Smart City model uses robust GIS for building urban resilience. The GIS framework seamlessly integrates with other technologies supporting visualization and analysis in real time. This becomes the mainstay of ‘smart’ management providing resource optimization, open and participatory governance and efficient management of city infrastructure.

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Figure (ii) Geospatial Technologies and Applications – the two areas governed by Spatial LawFigure (ii) Geospatial Technologies and Applications – the two areas governed by Spatial Law

Spatial Law and its Relevance to Geospatial Practitioners

Taking a look at spatial law and its application within GIS is the first of a three-article series on Spatial Law that focuses on the issues surrounding spatial technologies, the responsibilities and legalities thereon.

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An aerial image of Nepal earthquake zone, from volunteered drone user (UAViators)An aerial image of Nepal earthquake zone, from volunteered drone user (UAViators)

How Crowdsourced Mapping is Supporting Relief Efforts in Nepal

When Nepal was hit by an earthquake of a icagnitude 7.8 on 25 April 2015, it was a disaster, unprecedented in intensity and damage. The epicenter lay 48 mi NW of Kathmandu, and most parts of Nepal witnessed massive destruction. The earthquake was followed by a series of aftershocks continuing […]

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Geointelligence – Empowering Geospatial with Intelligence

The challenges of warfare, terrorism, disaster response, disease surveillance and combat, have led to the creation of a geospatially aware workforce equipped with GEOINT. Besides the NGA Government departments and humanitarian agencies all over the world are employing GEOINT professionals to combat threats to national security, safety and health.