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The Economic Strength of Cities

July 18, 2012 - in Analysis, Smart Cities

More and more, cities are not just the principle economic drivers and organizers of the world - they are the world. As of half a decade ago, more than half the world’s population lives in cities, up from just 3 percent two centuries ago. By 2050, that percentage…

Determining the Economic Feasibility of Offshore Wind Farms

July 16, 2012 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

Palisade’s risk analysis software, @RISK, has been selected by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, ECN (www.ecn.nl/), to determine whether…

GIS Used to Map Social Injustice in North Carolina Neighborhoods

July 12, 2012 - in Analysis

What can a map tell us about the world? In a growing number of civil rights cases, it can illustrate how critical infrastructure is selectively parceled…

SuperGIS Mobile Engine Application Aids Public Lighting Management

SuperGeo and its reseller in Brazil, ENGESAT team, assisted Engeluz in optimizing public lighting facility management. Engeluz is an electrical engineering company, mainly providing local governments with the services and solutions to maintain and preserve…

Mapping Census 2010 Illustrates Major Changes in US Population

July 9, 2012 - in Analysis, Projects

Mapping Census 2010: The Geography of American Change from Esri Press depicts the extraordinary changes in the American population over the past decade. Extracted from the data collected by the US Census Bureau in 2010, the new maps are displayed side by side…

Ranking City Liveability Across the Globe

July 6, 2012 - in Analysis

The Economist Intelligence Unit — the city rankings specialists — has a new list claiming the best cities to live. And they have an interesting new livability metrics to judge the world’s cities. The rankings combined EIU’s popular “Liveability…

What GIS Mapping Technology Can Tell You About the Health of Your Neighborhood and Your Risk for Illness

July 5, 2012 - in Analysis

San Bernardino, a city on the eastern edge of Los Angeles' exurban sprawl, is a veritable "food desert." For every grocery store or otherwise "healthy" food outlet, the city has eight fast-food joints, convenience stores and other junk food purveyors -- along…

Los Angeles Police Improve Performance through Computer-Generated Maps

July 2, 2012 - in Analysis

A recent study suggests that computers could be better than seasoned police analysts at predicting when and where crime will strike next in a busy city. Software tested in Los Angeles was twice as good as human analysts at predicting where burglaries and car…

DV Solutions Updates Visual Command Center Risk Visualization and Response Software

June 29, 2012 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency

IDV Solutions has updated Visual Command Center with new features to help security departments identify risks, interrogate threats, and initiate action. Visual Command Center is risk visualization and response software for protecting employees, assets, and…

Mapping the Special Districts in Nassau County

June 27, 2012 - in Analysis, Projects

The Long Island Index, in collaboration with the Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center, launched a new tool on its website (www.longislandindexmaps.org) that for the first time provides public access to maps representing the profusion of special…