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19 April 2012 - New grid dataset for conflict research (and others?)
I have recently published a new spatial dataset, the PRIO-GRID. Primarily the dataset is targeting researchers working with armed conflict. However, the data are also useful for other types of research involving spatial data. The PRIO-Grid data set is a spatio-temporal grid structure constructed to aid the compilation, management and analysis of spatial data within [...]
17 November 2011 - Happy PostGIS day!
Happy PostGIS day everyone! Until about year ago, most of my work involved using proprietary GIS software, most of it ArcGIS. Today, almost 100 % of the work i do involve open-source software. Contributing much to this shift has without a doubt been PostGIS. One of my main projects the last year have been the [...]
16 February 2010 - Population Estimate Service
Many within the GIS community working on global data are familiar with the Gridded Population of the World (GPW). This global gridded population estimate has now been more available through a web-service. This lets the user zoom around to investigate the data without having to download the rasterdata. Additionally and more interesting are the population [...]
12 February 2010 - 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 from combining the global protected area distribution data and nighttime lights data: a Protected Area [...]
08 February 2010 - GIS in Peace and Conflict Research
Within the next couple of days, gisintersect will publish its first special issue article on GIS in Peace and Conflict Research. Stay tuned!
06 February 2010 - 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 ability in addition to batch processing, and records the workflow to ease replication. One additional [...]
06 February 2010 - 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. The neat part with FME is the ability to make complex models (something like ArcGIS [...]
06 February 2010 - 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.
06 February 2010 - Open Street Map Visualization
Open Street Map visualizes all the 2008 edits in the database. Highly recommended video!
06 February 2010 - ArcGIS 9.4 becomes ArcGIS 10
As a result of many new features, new interface and additional changes in the structure of ArcGIS, the ArcGIS 9.4 will be released as ArcGIS 10/X. GISintersect visited an ESRI conference, and can provide some additional updates on the functionality. ArcMap 10 will be able to host a ArcCatalog window, easing your access to your [...]