This is accurate for the most part…
Geospatial Technology Competency Model
Too much topography? “An attempt to illustrate something that may be better expressed through a less traditional visualization.” #geoviz
#GIS #geography #remotesensing #geospatial #humangeography #cartography #spatial
In addition to my tumblr blog which is themed for pictures of anything geo-related - I have recently created an additional blog which will be more text-based with geographic storyboard postings.
This is a very good looking interactive #map of #Amsterdam in the Netherlands #GIS
“The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA), in the very heart of Europe, attracts people and orga- nisations from around the world. For centuries Amsterdam has been a hub for world trade. In the years to come, the local authorities will make a joint and critical effort to promote the more intensive use of their territories.”
To give international investors and companies a better opportunity to get to know about all the possibilities of the area, a unique experience was created. What once was a static model of the landscape made from wood and foam now became a digital interactive standalone application with a voiceover which allows delegations to travel around the world and easily experience the look, feel and facts of AMA. This project was on behalf of and in collaboration with INDG.
To see how Momkai put this video and site concept together see: http://www.momkai.com/#/cases/amax/
Excellent!! Timelapse of geographic history in Europe since the Roman Empire until 2010 #GIS #map #geography via @sagan81
New Madrid…the sleeping giant.
Fictional Geography. Events in the past could have shaped the United States into these divisions you see on the map.
#OpenStreetMap - A Year of Edits 2011 through animation via @mapperz @derickr #GIS #neogeography #VGI
“This video shows all edits made to the OpenStreetMap project in 2011. OpenStreetMap is a free geographic database that anyone can edit; it’s like the wikipedia of mapping data.
This animation shows all additions and modifications of nodes (white flashes) and cumulative edits (purple) in 2011. It gives a good overview of the effort that 1000s of contributors put in to make OpenStreetMap the best source of mapping data.
This animation has been made by Derick Rethans entirely out of free and open source software. The added data is parsed and rendered by PHP and its extension, and the mapping and animation itself with POV-Ray. It’s licensed under a Creative Commons license.”
Digital Cartography is becoming more and more realistic everyday. I wonder what is in store for Geographers in 10 years since this is such a fast growing field!
“Simulated neighborhood sustainability visualization in Autodesk Project Galileo using GIS data from the city of Boston. Data was provided by the Office of Geographic Information (MassGIS), Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.”
“In the map above, yellow dots represent the location of relatively short articles (such as the “Jericho Tavern”) in the English version of Wikipedia, while red dots indicate the location of relatively long articles (for instance, “Penzance”).”
International Rivers’ Google Earth tour shows the effects of large dams on ecosystems around the world. #eco #GIS #hydrography
“This new Google Earth tour takes viewers on a trip to the world’s dam-building hotspots to visualize the effect that large dams have on the climate, river ecosystems, and the communities that depend on them. You can learn about topics such as reservoir emissions, dam safety, and adaptation while visiting real case studies in Africa, the Himalayas and the Amazon.
The tour also includes animations, which show how over time melting glaciers in the Himalayas – an effect of climate change – may lead to higher flood and safety risks for communities living downstream of dams. You’ll also plunge under water in one of Brazil’s dirtiest reservoirs, the Tucuruí Dam, to see in 3D how rotting organic material creates methane gas, which bubbles up from dam reservoirs to emit greenhouse gases in the tropics.
We also hope this tour makes it easier to visualize better water and energy solutions that already exist, including solar, wind, geothermal, energy efficiency, and decentralized grids to give energy access to the poorest of the poor in places like Africa, who are often far away from central grid connections.”
LOL - GIS analysis of the Zombie Apocalypse in Austin, Texas. Hopefully this is not for real :) but things are very different in Texas so who knows!
“The City of Austin, TX prepared a risk assessment map of the zombie apocalypse in back in 2007. This pioneering group of spatial analysts calculated the average spread of a zombie horde at approximately 1.5 miles per hour. The classic debate of zombie speed comes to mind.”