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“Natural Cities” Emerge from Social Media Location Data

February 6, 2014 - in Smart Cities

A city is a large, permanent human settlement. But try and define it more carefully and you’ll soon run into trouble. A settlement that qualifies as a city in Sweden may not qualify in China, for example. And the reasons why one settlement is classified…

Hurricane Sandy’s Impact Measured by Millions of Flickr Pictures

November 5, 2013 - in Analysis, Emergency, Projects

A new study has discovered a striking connection between the number of pictures of Hurricane Sandy posted on Flickr and the atmospheric pressure in New…

GCS Webinar to Demonstrate Social Mood Mapping with Location Analytics

October 17, 2013 - in Uncategorized

On October 24, GCS will introduce ‘Social Doppler,’ a new method of applying advanced location analytics to real-time social media data to measure,…

UK Crimestoppers Offers Real-time and Mapped Crime Information

September 26, 2013 - in Corporate, Security

Crimestoppers will provide insight into the amount and type of information, and location, of the information that it receives from the public through a 24 hour ‘Tweetathon’. The #CS247 Tweetathon is being run to give a snapshot of the 1,000+ pieces of…

URISA Announces GIS-Pro 2013 Virtual Conference

September 10, 2013 - in Announcement, Corporate

URISA is pleased to announce a GIS-Pro 2013 Virtual Conference  for those who cannot make it to GIS-Pro 2013 in Providence, RI next week. URISA is building on the success of previous live events at GIS-Pro to offer a virtual conference experience. Take the…

City of Raleigh’s Open Data Portal Wins National Award

August 26, 2013 - in Projects

The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has recognized the City of Raleigh’s open data portal with a 2013 Web 2.0 Award. The award recognizes state and local governments that have used Web 2.0 technologies and civic/social media tools to further citizen engagement,…

Geofeedia Helps Expand ArcGIS with Social Media Integration

April 3, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects

Esri and Geofeedia announced plans to extend the ArcGIS platform with Geofeedia’s innovative social media tools. Public safety professionals will be able to advantage of these capabilities to accurately integrate, monitor, analyze, and visualize live emergency…

Gavin Newsom’s New Book Highlights Open Government Data and the Cloud

February 11, 2013 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

California's digital lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom has just released a new book called "Citizenville" where he extolls the benefits of greater collaboration with citizens through open data and cloud computing. The book embraces the empowerment of citizens…

Gavin Newsom's New Book Highlights Open Government Data and the Cloud

February 11, 2013 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

California's digital lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom has just released a new book called "Citizenville" where he extolls the benefits of greater collaboration with citizens through open data and cloud computing. The book embraces the empowerment of citizens…