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Category: Uncategorized

Prettymaps – Great Example of GIS simplicity and capability
September 2, 2011 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Prettymaps is an excellent example of open source information geographically displayed.  This page explains GIS well.  http://prettymaps.stamen.com/201008/about/

Global Information Systems Socialization at the International Seapower Symposium
August 30, 2011 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Complicated or Complex? Maritime Domain Awareness is a complex system, not merely a complicated one. Although the electrical grid for the New York City metropolis area is vast and intricate, it’s workings are none the less only complicated because it consists of a basic network on/off switches. The linear relationship makes it easy to diagnose
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What is GIS?
July 30, 2011 Uncategorized Colette Grail

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system used to describe and characterize the earth and other geographies for the purpose of visualizing and analyzing geographically referenced information. Many have characterized GIS as one of the most powerful of all information technologies because it focuses on integrating knowledge from multiple sources (for example, as layers
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Dangers of Geotagging
January 28, 2011 Uncategorized Colette Grail

The critical question is whether photos already on the web and for future concept of operations are “readable” for the geotagging information. The answer is arguably yes and no. The use of geotagging for social networking sites suggests a plethora of data available for the sole or enhanced purpose of advertising or sharing location and
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US Land Data Captured via Nat’l Spacial Data Infrastructure
May 3, 2010 Uncategorized Colette Grail

In the United States the National Spacial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) was created to aggregate the multiple resources already at work capturing geospacial information.  This effort includes data share with government, corporate, and academics.  The governing body, the Federal Geographic Data Committee recognizes the plethora of sources available from which to create more robust maps of
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A Solution for increased Maritime Domain Awareness – Global Maritime Sensing
December 15, 2009 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Global Maritime Sensing (GMS) is a digital data capture of maritime traffic via use of location technology and citizen science.  Locative, or location, technology utilizes the plethora of geo-spacial tools available in combination with mobile platforms such as smart phones.  With smart phones now having the capability not only of time and location, but also speed,
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Mobile Photo Capture Paints a Bigger Picture with Clustr
December 15, 2009 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Flickr, the photo sharing and showing website, has a geo-tagging program that has been in motion for a little over two years.   With nearly 100 million photos, geo-tagging is now enhanced by an app called clustr, which takes data points, the photos, and assigns them a 6 level identity called a Where On Earth ID,
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How Location Technology is already being used for business applications
December 15, 2009 Uncategorized Colette Grail

This video gives four examples of businesses already in play using location technology.

Mobile Technology for Global Information
December 15, 2009 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Locative, or location, technology utilizes the plethora of geo-spacial technologies available in combination with mobile platforms such as smart phones.  Smart phones have the capability not only of capturing time and location, but also speed, acceleration and direction.  From these tools a new “participatory sensing” has evolved.  Wikitude is  an application and website whereupon pointing a phone at
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Citizen Science – a old solution revisited
December 14, 2009 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Citizen science is the term for other-than “professional” scientists or experts participating in the science process in order to facilitate projects that are often beyond the physical or fiscal capability of the proposed science concept.  These projects most often recruit volunteers to do field work in mass numbers that create raw data often for huge
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