What if it was easier to predict how a city could have clean air, broader economy, increase safety and reduce traffic? The transportation engineer Josie Kressner assessed the viability of using targeted marketing data for demographic data in travel demand modeling in her dissertation, employing alternative methods for updating the transportation planning process. Continue reading TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IDEA
Move, track, deliver, plan, manage and deploy. Today, getting products and people from point A to point B takes more than planning a route and watching traffic reports. We want it fast, reliable and cost effective. We want smart transportation. Continue reading GIS FOR SMART TRANSPORTATION
With GIS we understand what HAPPENED, what IS HAPPENING and what WILL HAPPEN in the geographic space. A picture is worth a thousand words, and this short ESRI animation, in spite of having no locution, reviews, in a very didactic way, what GIS stands for, its uses and, finally, how GIS can be used for business administration, my main interest and, probably, yours too. Continue reading GIS, FINALLY, FOR BUSINESS
You need to know what’s happening on the earth in a spatially continuous way and how this varies over time. Both of those are provided by geospatial technologies. Maps bring knowledge and understanding to bring better judgement. Continue reading GEOSPATIAL REVOLUTION: Climate changes, hunger, diseases and people empowerment
MAPPING THE ROAD TO PEACE – In the early 90’s, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia broke apart along ethnic lines, and the central republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina became a killing field. A wave of ethnic cleansing wiped out the Muslim populations in villages in Eastern Bosnia. Tens of thousands of people were killed. You had three separate groups: Croatians, Serbs and Muslims. It was a real mess, so they “cut up” the country. This is what the Dayton Accords were all about, and the only wat to do that was geospatially. This was the first successful use of deployable digital technology in diplomatic negotiations, helping to end a war. After nearly four years and 250,000 people killed, the people of Bosnia finally had a chance to turn from the horror of war to the promise of peace.
More than half the world’s population is now urban. Geographic information and maps are helping city governments become more democratic and participatory.
IT STARTS WITH MAPS: We’ve used maps for hundreds and hundreds of years to understand the earth… Nowadays, everybody is texting and sending geotagged information. We have the speed of the internet, remote sensing satellites, software like Google Earth and that nice lady with a beautiful voice that tell us to turn right… It’s the geospatial revolution! Continue reading GEOSPATIAL REVOLUTION: Maps, its evolution and importance to the world