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GeoClaro. The GeoClaro initiative is our international effort to reduce disaster risk within the most vulnerable communities in Latin America.


We are particularly interested in slums. The strategy in GeoClaro (in English, “Transparent Land”) is to discover, working closely with local emergency responders and the people they serve, how the many systems (like water, electricity, transportation, shelter, food, education, and medical care) work within a community. We then analyze and visualize that information for the community, using high-performance computers to add hazard and risk analysis to the descriptions of the infrastructure. We then take the result of that analysis back to the communities that trusted us with their information, helping them learn the hazards they face. If they choose, we then discuss how they can address those hazards most effectively.

Data preparedness in GeoClaro uses a special tool for understanding risk called the “Human Security Taxonomy”. Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Ethnologue, Languages of the World. ArcWatch August 2011 - Grounds for Change. Save the Date Esri International User Conference July 23–27, 2012 San Diego, 2011 Esri International User Conference Timothy T.

ArcWatch August 2011 - Grounds for Change

Schilling and Michèle Adesir-Schilling say that Rwandan coffee is now highly sought after by the specialty coffee market. The establishment of 200 coffee berry-washing stations in Rwanda over the last decade, sited using GIS technology, has put the East African nation on the specialty coffee map. With only the best coffee berries—also known as cherries—selected during processing, Starbucks Coffee Co. and other roasting companies now pay premium prices for Rwandan coffee. "The most beautiful thing about it is that the income has gone into putting kids into schools, buying school supplies, getting the family health care—basically allowing them to improve their own lives," Timothy T. "They are a couple of heroes in my view," Esri president Jack Dangermond said of the Schillings, whom he met on a trip to Rwanda.

A Coffee Paradise. Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Laboratory (SEER Lab) SEER Lab leads study on space-time stability of plague hosts in Azerbaijan Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, remains a human health risk.

Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Laboratory (SEER Lab)

The disease circulates in rodent populations and can be a major health threat in developing nations with large […] SEER Lab co-authors study on Georgian livestock brucellosis Brucellosis is arguably one of the most prevalent zoonoses shared between livestock and humans worldwide. SAGES: A Suite of Freely-Available Software Tools for Electronic Disease Surveillance in Resource-Limited Settings.

Public health surveillance is undergoing a revolution driven by advances in the field of information technology.

SAGES: A Suite of Freely-Available Software Tools for Electronic Disease Surveillance in Resource-Limited Settings

Many countries have experienced vast improvements in the collection, ingestion, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of public health data. Resource-limited countries have lagged behind due to challenges in information technology infrastructure, public health resources, and the costs of proprietary software. The Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES) is a collection of modular, flexible, freely-available software tools for electronic disease surveillance in resource-limited settings. One or more SAGES tools may be used in concert with existing surveillance applications or the SAGES tools may be used en masse for an end-to-end biosurveillance capability.

David Salisbury - Geography and the Environment - University of Richmond. Posters Boettner, J., Sager-Gellerman, G., Strickler, E., Courtenay, C., Gilb, R., Gordon, W., Leonard, G., Marconi, J., McGovern, M., Nagle, M., Paiz Tejada, C., Pericak, A., Price, M., Vassallo, D., Yowell, R., y Salisbury, D.

David Salisbury - Geography and the Environment - University of Richmond

S. 2012. “Un Análisis Multi-escalar del Sistema Forestal Peruano.” Knowledge for everyone. PAIGH Home. Home Join AAG Knowledge Communities Jobs Contribute Bookstore Contact Us RSS Problems logging in?


Get Help The Pan-American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH) is a technical and scientific body of the Organization of American States specializing in the areas of cartography, geography, history and geophysics. For 80 years, the organization has promoted collaboration throughout the Americas by sponsoring conferences, publishing journals and organizing workshops. Read more about PAIGH. R2V, raster to vector conversion, GIS, mapping, CAD. R2V is an advanced raster to vector conversion software for automated map digitizing, GIS data capture and CAD conversion applications.

R2V, raster to vector conversion, GIS, mapping, CAD

R2V is currently being used in more than 60 countries by thousands of users for mapping and GIS data conversion applications. R2V supports fully automatic vectorization and interactive line tracing from scanned maps and drawings. ReliefWeb. SaTScan - Software for the spatial, temporal, and space-time scan statistics. Sociometrics: Science-Based Products for Researchers and Practitioners. Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies. Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies (cover) OCHA, United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation released today at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference a landmark publication examining how technology is reshaping the information landscape in which aid groups respond to sudden onset emergencies.

Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies

The report, Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies, analyzes how the humanitarian community and the emerging volunteer and technical communities worked together in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and recommends ways to improve coordination between them in future emergencies. “The challenge is in exploring how to better coordinate between the structured and hierarchical humanitarian system and the relatively loosely organized and flat volunteer and technical communities.

This report illustrates a potential way forward,” said ERC Valerie Amos. Download OpenGeoDa. 1.

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Sign In To download GeoDa you first need to: Create a new account (or sign into existing account and go to step 2)You will be asked for a user name, email and license agreementA one-time login will be emailed to youUse the one-time login link to access the site and set your password 2. Download GeoDa. Google Drive Viewer. HSCB%20Summer%202012%20Newsletter. Technical Papers. MODIS Website. MosquitoMap and the Mal-area calculator: new web tools to relate mosquito species distribution with vector borne disease. MosquitoMap website The web server hosting the MosquitoMap home page provides access to historical accounts for particular datasets, information on how to contribute data, and metadata information for vector and pathogen models.

MosquitoMap and the Mal-area calculator: new web tools to relate mosquito species distribution with vector borne disease

The data portal within the MosquitoMap webpage leads to the application server containing the map viewer and mosquito collection database. Base maps featured in MosquitoMap include ESRI® World satellite imagery and World Streetmap provided by ArcGIS Online Resource Centers [12]. MosquitoMap has pan and zoom controls, and is designed to operate similarly to other mass-market Internet mapping sites like Google Earth™. Mosquito collection point data are stored in an ArcGIS Server 9.3 Enterprise SDE/SQL Server 2005/2008 Standard geodatabase that includes GADM administrative area (see below) and vector species x country lookup tables, derived from the literature.

Figure 1. Figure 2. Collection record input schema - point occurrences Vector and pathogen/disease models. MosquitoMap. Infinitum Humanitarian Systems. Health & Hazards Lab. The GIS | Health and Hazards Laboratory is a research-, education- and service- based facility within the Department of Geography and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Our research lies in the intersection of hazards and health using various geospatial approaches to work at the scale of intervention.

This includes the home, street, block and neighborhood; a scale at which problems are not just identified, but can also be tackled through policy and action with expert collaborators. We primarily focus on the built environment, for example studying urban transformation after extreme externalities, such as a natural disaster. Simply put, we have considerable experience in making maps to help understand disaster landscapes, community recovery, disease and urban health disparity. Our work usually involves a combination of field based geospatial data collection followed by spatial analysis. LIWC: Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count.

Extract Locations and Dates from Unstructured Data - ClearTerra. Nigerian Summit Maps Better Data Sharing. The 2011 Nigeria Health and Mapping Summit included more than 120 participants. Geographic information systems (GIS) offer enormous potential for furthering understanding of public health and improving health outcomes. Geographic Search and Referencing Solutions - MetaCarta - At the Forefront of the GeoWeb. GDACS Website 2.0. GEIS. The Trauma Signature of Hurricane Sandy. By James Shultz and Yuval Neria Published November 14, 2012 Two feet of snow blankets the trails of Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia—on Halloween! Eight million mid-Atlantic residents lose electricity.

Jamaica takes a direct hit from a newly minted Category 1 hurricane. A cyclone comes ashore south of Atlantic City, trapping coastal residents who ignored evacuation orders. These diverse events, compressed into the span of a single week, were all manifestations of one massive weather system that became known as “Superstorm Sandy.”

Sandy was a meteorological chimera. How do we begin to make sense of the range of potential health effects of such a novel event? Trauma Signature Analysis. Real-time local Twitter trends - Trendsmap. UNISDR. HOME. - International Programs - Information Gateway. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 1. This is ARkStorm. CESSDA - Council of European Social Science Data Archives. Geography of Coffee. Coffee. Center for International Earth Science Information Network.

Global Health Initiative. Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1. Introduction Urbanization poses both challenges and opportunities for sustainable development and environmental management. Data User Element. Welcome to the European Space Agency GlobCover Portal. Human Development Index. The HDI was created to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone. The HDI can also be used to question national policy choices, asking how two countries with the same level of GNI per capita can end up with different human development outcomes. These contrasts can stimulate debate about government policy priorities. Center for International Disaster Information. The Center for Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness - DEEP Center - Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami.

Home. VectorMap. Free climate data for ecological modeling and GIS. AsiaPop. The AfriPop Project.