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Arctic Research Projects – Displaying research projects, showing available data and exploring possible collaborations. Arctic Ocean Floor – Sculpting the Arctic Ocean with the sonic depth finder and discovering dynamic with trenches, ridges and abyssal plains. Arctic’s Geology – Interpreting the geology of the Arctic using enhanced magnetic data, Landsat imagery and topographic data. COMNAP Facilities – Mapping out the COMNAP facilities in Antarctica that currently supports a range of scientific research. Polar Bear – Keeping counts of the most vulnerable populations of polar bear (due to climate change) by comparing two satellite images over time. Search and Rescue – Lunging into search and rescue operations using the Safety and Operability Index which calculates risk based on factors such as sea ice, visibility, temperature, distance from SAR resources. Environmental Risk – Assessing the environmental vulnerability of marine resources with respect to oil spill as external stressor. Polar Ice Melt – Monitoring the polar ice melt using satellites like GOCE and GRACE that measures how much mass is on Earth. Stream Order – Defining stream size based on a hierarchy of tributaries the Strahler Index (or Horton-Strahler Index) – an important indicator of fisheries and aquatic habitat. Fish Habitat Models – Connecting fish species with their habitat using habitat suitability indexes. Whale Tracking – Stalking pigmy killer, sperm, beaked and false killer whales in the Pacific Ocean with online mapping applications. Global Shark Tracker – Monitoring sharks recovery rates with acoustic tags allowing detection in multiple dimensions. Fish Eradication – Eradicating Northern pike which negatively affect local trout fishery and the economy by tracking their movements with GPS. Spawning Sites – Drawing spawning site boundaries for migratory fish that are known to release eggs. Hydro-Acoustics – Listening to echoes with hydro-acoustics for the Crean Lake Hydro-Acoustics project – capturing lake depth, fish class, fish stock numbers, habitat preference related to temperature. Mercury in Stream – Grasping the origin of mercury – which are contaminants to fish tissue – by studying the landscape such as soils and humus. Fish Habitat Conservation Areas – Fine-tuning fish habitat conservation areas by knowing the big picture of fish distribution. Overfishing – Maintaining sustainable fish population levels with satellite monitoring of sea surface temperature and ocean colors (because they are indicative of specific fish species). Stress Monitoring – Correlating fish stresses from the local environment such as heat stress from the removal of trees along a stream. SCIMAP – Identifying locations of diffuse pollution risk for polluted water and aquatic habitat using SCIMAP. Live Air Traffic – Turning your computer into air traffic control center using Flight Radar 24. Airplane Identification – Pointing your phone to the sky and identifying airplanes above you using Flight Radar 24. World’s Busiest Airports – Surfing the world’s top 25 busiest airports with the Esri Global Crossroads Story Map. Voronoi Diagram – Discovering that Mataveri Airport in Easter Island is the most remote airport in the world with the Voronoi airport proximity map. Obstruction Evaluation – Securing safe take-offs and landings with the Federal Aviation Agency’s (FAA) vertical obstruction database 115.
Flight Path – Simulating flight paths integrated with elevation data, imagery and other spatial data using Falcon View. Search for Flight MH370 – Crowd-sourcing the search for flight MH370 with satellite imagery provided by Digital Globe. Airspace Builder – Visualizing the air available to aircraft to fly in with 3D volumes using NASA’s World Wind. Air Traffic Control – Fine-tuning air traffic control with a common operational picture for security vulnerability and land use permitting. Drone No-fly Zones – Delineating drone no-fly zones where it’s illegal to fly such as near airports and military bases. Aeronautical Charts – Scouting out best routes, safe altitudes and navigation aids in the sky with aeronautical charts. Runway Approach Zone Encroachment – Pinpointing obstructions in the approach zone of a runway using detailed elevation data to ensure no collisions FAA Safety Analysis. Airport Sound Exposure – Assessing the relationship between aircraft-generated noise levels and land uses, noise receptors, and demographics in the airport environs. Fly Through – Cruising the high altitudes with interactive 3D viewing and fly-throughs with Landserf. Flight Simulator – Becoming a pilot in the cockpit with three-dimensional perspective views of an area by combined with elevation and imagery. Air Space Review – Automating the dissemination and portrayal of Special Activity Airspace information via OGC Web Services. Toyota Vehicle Crowd Sourcing – Piecing together hyper-precise and up-to-date maps using Toyota vehicle’s GPS and camera. In-Vehicle Usage – Monitoring driving habits like speed, sudden acceleration and pushing hard on the brakes for insurance underwriting. Geo Fencing – Immobilizing cross border travel with geofencing (virtual barriers) – perfect for car sharing and rental programs. Self-Driving Vehicles – Sitting back and relaxing while Google’s autonomous car does all the work equipped with Li DAR, GPS, an inertial unit and sophisticated software. GPS Receivers – Nurturing mapping technology as it’s almost standard to have a GPS receiver and a monitor with all the latest maps. Waze Real-Time Driving – Saving time and money on your commute as drivers share real-time traffic information and road alerts with each other with Waze. Estimated Travel Time – Locking in your destination and getting live updates for estimated travel time. Morgan Freeman’s Voice – Enjoying the calm, soothing voice of Morgan Freeman as he delivers directions from your GPS navigation system. Market Share – Examining branch locations, competitor locations and demographic characteristics to identify areas worthy of expansion or determine market share in Maptitude. ATM Machine – Filling in market and service gaps by understanding where customers, facilities, and competitors are with address locating, database management and query tools. World Bank Economic Statistics – Slicing and dicing raw financial data from the World Bank. Merger and Acquisitions – Profiling and finding opportunities to gain and build where customers are with market profiling 138.
It includes special tools for the assessment of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) climate change mitigation strategies. Vegetation Indices – Using remote sensing vegetation indices like NDVI, CTVI, NRVI and PVI to monitor vegetation change throughout time. Crime Patterns – Responding to crimes with a data-driven approach and deliver tailored responses through rapid deployment of personnel and resources. Incident Map – Keeping the community safer by streaming visual mediums for arson, assault, burglary, homicide, prostitution, robbery, theft, and vandalism in a city. Auto Theft and Recovery – Tracking auto theft with GPS-enabled vehicles. Sex Offenders – Tracking past criminal offenders with GPS movement patterns in relationship to schools and other entities. Emergency Calls and Dispatch – An emergency call starts and ends at a location.
GIS can manage both 911 calls and dispatching units to precise locations. Law Enforcement Operations – Allocating and dispatching police officers where it’s needed most by studying crime activities. Unlawful Landlords – Capturing thermal signatures of illegal tenants in sheds because renting out sheds is illegal in London, England. Predictive Policing – Patrolling Mapping clusters of burglaries or other crimes assigning more police in those locations using heat maps or Getis-Ord General G and point patterns. Missing Body Search – Narrowing down the search of a missing by finding subtle terrain anomalies in the ground using Li DAR. Megan’s Law – Obeying the requirement for local law enforcement agencies to notify residents about the presence of certain sex offenders in their area by only contacting a buffered area of the offender’s residence. Forensic GIS – Applying science and geographic information for the investigating of a crime – such as using GPS-recorded information in vehicles to prove the location at the scene of a crime.
Commercial Establishments – Updating commercial establishment using gv SIG Mobile and a local databases. Supply Chain – Finding which supply chains are vulnerable to better plan for interruptions (Boundless Supply Chain) 159.
Smithsonian Institution national Museum of Natural History – (DNA Barcoding – Natural History) 305.(Forensic GIS – The Role of Geospatial Technologies for Investigating Crime and Providing Evidence) 203. First Response – Getting to a crime scene quicker with all the critical information needed in the field. Traffic Violations – Collecting and mapping traffic incident to assess if units should be spread out or concentrated in certain locations. Open Air Drug Markets – Uncovering relationship between crimes and the location of open air drug markets based on analogous crimes throughout other communities 212.Geo Event Notification – Avoiding high-crime areas with geofencing when delivering high-valued goods. Extra Penalties – Dishing out extra penalties to criminals if convicted of selling drugs within a specified distance of a school property. Illegal Smuggling – Monitoring cross-border smuggling activity by placing a GPS on a vehicle with a warrant to do so. Fear of Crime – Interviewing individuals for fear of crime using GPS-enabled mobile computing. Geographic Profiling – Using a connected series of crimes to determine the most probabilistic location of a criminal offender or offense – useful for finding serial criminals. Stalking – Abusing GPS technology by stalking with a GPS receiver. Ankle Monitor – Homing in on those under house arrest or parole.3D Archaeology – Rendering accurate and efficient 3D recordings of archaeological heritage sites, in particular archaeological excavations with aerial imagery and 3D environments. Shovel Test Pits – Logging transects, shovel test pits and other recordings when they visit potential locations to conduct field investigations. Predicting Dinosaur Tracks – Getting the inside track on understanding exactly where dinosaurs once roamed the Earth with vegetation coverage, slope, aspect and proximity to landslides. Line of Sight – Planning high-rise buildings so they don’t obstruct the view of the mountains in Portland using line of sight. Exposure to Noise – Orchestrating urban mobility plans with special consideration for the impact environmental noise using Orbis GIS. Development Planning – Making citizens happy through smart development planning and understanding the bigger picture. Crowd Simulation – Mastering the collective dynamics of interacting objects in urban phenomena at the scale of individual households, people, and units of real estate and at time-scales approaching “real time”. Solar Exposure – Harvesting light to assess the suitability of installing solar (photovoltaic) panels on roofs using 3D city models and geometric information such as the tilt, orientation and area of the roof. City Engine – Assessing feasibility and plan implementation using Esri’s City Engine improving urban planning, architecture, and overall design. Pedestrian Behavior – Discerning the movements of pedestrians and urban behavior throughout through a plaza in Copenhagen. Shadow Analysis – Diagnosing how much shadow will be casted in the pre-construction phase onto its surrounding using Bentley Map. Parking Availability – Orchestrating a parking available by collecting the percent of spaces occupied versus search time. Integration of GIS and BIM – Operating a facility with BIM (building information modeling) because of its ability to analyze information and integrate data from different systems. Tangible Landscape – Experimenting with the potential impact of different building configurations with an easy-to-use 3D sketching tool. Geodesign – Conceptualizing building plans with focus on stakeholder participation and collaboration to closely follow natural systems. Propagation of Noise in Urban Environments – Modelling 3D data to answer how urban citizens are harmed by noise pollution, and how to mitigate it with noise barriers. Space Utilization – Augmenting NASA’s Langley Research Center by applying optimization algorithms to space utilization. Ordnance Survey Geovation – Pioneering location innovation in the United Kingdom through Geovation – the collaboration, exchange of ideas and inspiring innovation. Quantarctica – Familiarizing yourself with Antarctic with the free, open-source source collection of geographical datasets. Exclusive Economic Zones – Carving out boundaries in the Arctic – Canada, Norway, Russia, Denmark (via Greenland) and the United States are limited to their economic adjacent to their coasts while all waters beyond is considered international water. Shipping Route Shortcuts – Transporting goods through the Arctic passage because of melting ice in the North Pole. Sea Ice Motion – Maintaining an inventory of sea ice extents snapshots from NOAA’s National Snow and Ice Data Center. Aspect – Using aspect and incoming solar radiation data to understand how glaciers accumulate on the poleward side. Subglacial Lakes – Mapping lakes under glaciers – isolated from the outside world for up to 35 million years, and may be final refuges for life, the like of which exists nowhere else on Earth. Antarctic Digital Magnetic Anomaly Project (ADMAP) – Uncovering the tectonic evolution using near-surface magnetic anomaly data. Wildlife Tracking – Logging the species richness of marine mammals like whales, seals, walruses and narwhals and seabirds or waterfowl in the Arctic. Sea Ice Index – Bringing together data on Antarctica’s ice sheet surface, thickness and boundary using passive remote sensing. Fish – Showing the probability of occurrence and observations for fish species – from Atlantic cod to Walleye Pollock.(Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) 90.