giscience

Data Mash-Ups and the Future of Mapping: JISC Report

Over the past few months we have been working with colleagues here at CASA, University College London and at the University of Nottingham, in association with the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to write a report on Data mash-ups and the future of mapping. We are pleased to say the…

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The Geospatial Industry in 2015: Summary and 35 Papers from the AGI

The geospatial information (GI) industry is undergoing radical change. Stimulated by a range of new global challenges, the balance of power between existing and new players is shifting. UK Government policy is also undergoing transformation with the publication of the UK Location Strategy, the transposition of the INSPIRE Directive into…

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GIS and Augmented Reality in 2015

The last 12 months has seen a turning point in terms of bringing geographically aware augmented reality to mobile devices. Significant developments in locational technology such as the inclusion of a built-in digital compass, GPS (Global Positioning System) and accelerometers into mobile phones have allowed not only location but also…

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Punch Card GIS: The Canada Geographic Information System

The Canada Geographic Information System (CGIS) was developed in the 1950s and 1960s to assist in regulatory procedures of land-use management and resource monitoring. At that time, Canada was beginning to realize problems associated with its seemingly endless boundaries, in combination with natural resource availability. The government therefore decided to…

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Data Visualisation the Easy Way: UUorld

UUorld (pronounced “world”) is a company with mission to transform information into knowledge by providing a map-making and data-visualization tool. And despite our naturally wary view of such claims they are doing a fantastic job so far. UUorld is one of the easiest and most informative data visualisation tools we…

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