Category Archive: GIS

Mar 12 2012

A Few Good Reads (3/12/12): Japan One Year Later

This week: The one year anniversary of the tsunami disaster in Japan, geospatial data, information or knowledge, and struggle for restoration on the San Joaquin River. Japan Post Disaster (Architectural Record) One problem is where to rebuild. Because of the tsunami, and a threat of future tidal waves, the in situ reconstruction typical after an …

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Nov 08 2011

Virtual Site Visit 2

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If you want to have a quick look at a project site without actually going there, the free applications I mentioned in the last post will certainly get the job done.  However, it is often important to gather more information that requires better data and more powerful analysis tools.  Imagery and Topography There are limitless …

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Oct 17 2011

A Few Good Reads (10/17/11)

This week: flooding in Thailand, the engineering career and job outlook, and ArcGIS service pack 3. Thai floods: Roads turn to rivers in hard-hit city (mymotherlode.com) "Ayutthaya is uninhabitable now," said Santi Singharerk, a 42-year-old dentist carting away the single suitcase of clothes he was able to salvage from his home. "There’s no running water. …

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Sep 19 2011

A Few Good Reads (9/19/11)

This week: Letting the water back in, the Mississippi River trying to change course, Iowa’s flood-damaged roads, USGS’ historical topographic map collection, and GIS on 9/11. Background: to let the water back in (by Jessica Ludy, The Water Away) In the Netherlands and around the world, alternative, multi-benefit projects face similar challenges and that is …

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