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FME – Raster to polygon

The last couple of weeks i have been working on a raster to vector conversion in FME, and thought it would be nice to share my experiences here at my blog. This might be the start to a FME special … Continue reading

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Global Assessment of light pollution impact on protected areas

A new report from CIESIN and the Austrian Insitute of Technology has released an global assessment on light pollution on protected areas. The analysis is done to reveal how light pollution affects protected areas. Hence, two new variables was created … Continue reading

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Environmental Performance Index 2010

CIESIN and Yale University has released the 2010 data of their data set on environmental performance index. GisIntersect has created a map from the dataset, available here Click the map for full size:

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Last of the Wild Interactive Mapper

SEDAC at CIESIN has released a interactive mapper that visualizes the Human Influence and the Human Footprint dataset (version 2). The data has a global coverage and is available in 30 arc seconds grid cells and 1 km grid cells. … Continue reading

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Global Roads Data

Globally consistent spatial road data sets are indeed scarce. Many of the available data sets has data with highly variable consistency. A new project hosted at CIESIN is due to release a new globally consistent road data set named gRoads. … Continue reading

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Historical state boundaries – cShapes

Nils Weidmann at Princeton University and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch at the University of Essex has constructed this historical border dataset. The cShapes package includes all state border changes from 1946 and onward. It provides an excellent dataset to visualize border … Continue reading

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Free maps and baselayers

ArcGIS online resources center provides some very interesting basemaps for free. If you only need some background maps to visualize your information on, then this is a good solution. The service includes both basemaps, reference maps and elevation maps. There … Continue reading

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GeoSpatial Modelling Environment

The Geospatial Modelling Environment (GME) is the predecessor of the Hawths Tools extension for ArcGIS. It is designed to facilitate rigorous spatial analysis and modelling by linking ArcGIS to the statistical software package R. The new software has increased graphic … Continue reading

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FME 2010 released

FME or “Feature Manipulation Engine”, is a spatial ETL (extract, transform and load) engine, that supports over 250 formats. The new 2010 desktop version of the software includes new powerful transformers, which are able to do various geoprocess your data. … Continue reading

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International Conference on Crisis Mapping 2010

According to crisismappers.net, the 2010 conference will be held in Boston on October 1-3. The website for the conference is due to be published february 15. See ICCM 2010 for more information.

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