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Geocortex Time Slider Component JavaScript Library

Denver, CO USA – 2016-04-21 – The Digital Data Services, Inc. (DDS) team is pleased to announce the release of Geocortex Time Slider component. This free JavaScript library that adds the ability to embed a 'Time Slider' widget within your Geocortex Viewer for HTML5.

The Time Slider widget enables you to view temporal layers in a Map and to see how the layer data changes over time. Using this widget, you can play or pause the temporal animation of the data, go to a previous time period, or advance to the next time period.

A demo video is available at https://youtu.be/ICR6NzpmtFI. For more information and to download the JavaScript Library, please visit: https://github.com/DigitalDataServices/GeocortexTimeSlider.

In additional to the standard functionality provided by similar Esri or Silverlight-based widgets, the Digital Data Services Time Slider widget for the HTML5 Viewer also allows you to:

  • Drag and place the widget anywhere on the map
  • Horizontally resize the widget - expanding or compacting the Time Slider view in real-time
  • Temporarily close and reopen the widget - giving you the ability to hide the Time Slider when it is not actively being used
  • Statically or dynamically configure the temporal boundaries (year range) to adjust to changing time-aware Layer content
  • Automatically persist the widget's properties and settings (such as its position, visibility, and temporal range) - so that your Time Slider preferences are retained when a Geocortex session is closed and reopened


About Digital Data Services, Inc.

DDS is a Geocortex Implementation Solution Provider and Esri Silver Business Partner that specializes in the creation, conversion, management, integration, and presentation of geospatial information. Our expertise focuses on providing simple solutions to complex business challenges and allowing our clients to leverage and explore their data in new and unique ways. As experts in research, data processing, data storage/management, data analysis, and presentation, we serve our clients by making complex analytical decisions available to everyone. Our vision is that access to geospatial information should not be a barrier to making business decisions.

Digital Data Services, Inc.
7550 W. Alameda Ave, Suite B-200
Denver, CO USA 80227
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Toggle Geocortex Menu Components JavaScript Library

Denver, CO USA – 2016-04-05 – The Digital Data Services, Inc. (DDS) team is pleased to announce the release of Toggle Geocortex Menu Components. This free JavaScript library for the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 adds the ability to disable or enable menu and toolbar items within the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5.

Using Geocortex Workflows, menu and toolbar items can be disabled or enabled based on user credentials or interaction. Examples include disabling Export functionality from Results Menu for anonymous users, disabling and enabling toolbars based on user roles, or any other use that comes to mind. This library only disables or enables menu and toolbar items that are pre-configured within the Geocortex Site, it does not dynamically add new menu and toolbar items.

For more information and to download the JavaScript Library and Workflow Examples, please visit: https://github.com/DigitalDataServices/GeocortexMenuComponents.

Toggle Geocortex Menu Components JavaScript Library Features

Disable and enable the following menu and toolbar items in Geocortex Viewer for HTML5:

  • I Want To… menu items
  • Results menu items
  • Compact Toolbar tool items
  • Full Toolbar tabs, groups, and tool items


About Digital Data Services, Inc.

DDS is a Geocortex Implementation Solution Provider and Esri Silver Business Partner that specializes in the creation, conversion, management, integration, and presentation of geospatial information. Our expertise focuses on providing simple solutions to complex business challenges and allowing our clients to leverage and explore their data in new and unique ways. As experts in research, data processing, data storage/management, data analysis, and presentation, we serve our clients by making complex analytical decisions available to everyone. Our vision is that access to geospatial information should not be a barrier to making business decisions.

Digital Data Services, Inc.
7550 W. Alameda Ave, Suite B-200
Denver, CO USA 80227
(P) 303-986-6740  (F) 720-962-8235
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www.digitaldataservices.com

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DDS News- DDS Awarded Contract with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management

DDS News- DDS Awarded Contract with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management

 

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Digital Data Services, Inc. Awarded Contract with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management

October 15th, 2014

Lakewood, CO- Digital Data Services, Inc. (DDS) announced that it was awarded a contract with the Bureau of Land Management’s National Operations Center for Geospatial IT Support Services. Under the contract, DDS will provide geospatial application engineering services with a concentration on Geocortex® site design, development, and documentation in support of various BLM’s Division of Resource Services’ programs.

The Division of Resource Services, located at the National Operations Center in Denver, Colorado, conducts a variety of projects and support natural and cultural resource programs throughout the Bureau. Specific projects that need immediate services under this contract include the Abandoned Mine and Site Cleanup Module (AMSCM), Visual Resource Management (VRM), and the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) program. Additional support in forestry, riparian, and land health reporting may also be required.

DDS will design Geocortex® web-based GIS and mapping sites for each program, while adhering to the BLM’s required processes for security and data standards. DDS will also be working closely with the BLM staff to determine any needed geodatabase schema and/or web services changes, provide documentation and training, and ensure that the final web-based mapping sites contain the proper metadata requirements, security, and naming convention.

“As an Implementation Partner for Latitude Geographics, DDS provides Geocortex® development and support services to numerous state and local government agencies, so naturally we are excited to offer our web-based GIS solutions to the federal sector.” – says Scott C. Carter, President of DDS.

For additional information regarding Digital Data Services, Inc., please visit www.digitaldataservices.com.

 


 

About Digital Data Services, Inc. (DDS)

DDS is a GIS information technology firm that specializes in the creation, conversion, management, integration, and presentation of geospatial information. Our expertise focuses on providing simple solutions to complex business challenges and allowing our clients to leverage and explore their data in new and unique ways. As experts in research, data processing, data storage/management, data analysis, and presentation, we serve our clients by making complex analytical decisions available to everyone. Our vision is that access to geospatial information should not be a barrier to making business decisions.

Digital Data Services, Inc.
10920 W. Alameda, Suite 200
Lakewood, CO 80226
303-986-6740
www.digitaldataservices.com

 


 

About Geocortex®

Latitude Geographics first developed Geocortex software in 1999, and since that time, Geocortex evolved through several generations of Esri mapping and GIS technology. Geocortex has proven to be a success story, with hundreds of organizations around the world recognizing the value of an off-the-shelf approach in helping them achieve their GIS and web-based mapping needs.

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DDS News- Investigating land use change over time with the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer

DDS News- Investigating land use change over time with the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer

by Joseph Kerski on July 18, 2014


Investigating land use change over time has always been a mainstay of geography and environmental education and research. Recently, several new ways of accessing more than 175,000 historical USGS topographic maps through ArcGIS Online make land use change even more accessible to students, educators, and researchers. In this essay, I will focus on the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer, and in future essays, discuss some of the other ways that you can easily access these maps in ArcGIS Online. As a former USGS geographer, I consider the arrival of these maps in ArcGIS Online as one of the most exciting announcements of the past decade.

The USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer is a customized application that runs in a web browser that shows the dates and scales of the available USGS topographic maps for any area of the USA below a chosen area of interest. Simply by selecting individual maps using this application, changes in coastlines, river flow resulting from the construction of reservoirs, urbanization, and much more can be examined.

In the example below, I explore one of the most rapidly urbanizing areas of the country, Plano, Texas, comparing the current topographic base map to the 1960 USGS topographic map. As is evident, many additional maps of the area at different scales and dates are available.

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DDS News- Video: Mapmaking... on Horseback

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TBT: Frederick/Firestone Colorado 1966- Download High Res from Our Website

TBT: Frederick/Firestone Colorado 1966- Download High Res from Our Website

Download high resolution photos

October, 1966- (11MB)

March, 2012- (18MB)

 

Aerial photos showing the growth in the Frederick/Firestone area.  DDS provides current and historic aerial photographs for multiple industries.  The aerial photos are typically used in GIS applications to detect change.

 

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Press Release- DDS Awarded Contract with the Bureau of Reclamation

Press Release- DDS Awarded Contract with the Bureau of Reclamation

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Digital Data Services, Inc. Awarded Contract with the Bureau of Reclamation

September 25th, 2014

Lakewood, CO-  Digital Data Services, Inc. (DDS) announced that it has been awarded a contract with the Bureau of Reclamation’s Ephrata Washington for data conversion and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data delivery. Under the agreement, DDS will scan, georeference, digitize, and attribute 200 hard-copy maps showing land classification, right-of-ways, and farm units.

The Bureau of Reclamation performed studies in the 1960’s and 1970’s which evaluated soils, slope, and other factors to determine the suitability of land for irrigation.  These studies produced a series of linen and mylar land classification maps that are generally done for each Public Land Survey (PLS) section. As a result of the Odessa Subarea Special Study EIS findings, Reclamation, the State of Washington, and the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District are preparing to replace approximately 70,000 acres of groundwater- based irrigation with Columbia Basin Project surface water. 

DDS will convert the original mylar and linen maps into a fully attributed GIS format to assist in the analysis of irrigated lands.  The converted land classification data will be used to determine eligibility for direct replacement or for an “infill” option that allows irrigators to move their operations closer to water conveyance facilities.  

“DDS is pleased to consult with Federal agencies in the conversion of spatial-related information into more viable GIS formats to assist in their analysis.” - said Scott C. Carter President of DDS, Inc. 

For additional information regarding Digital Data Services, Inc., please visit digitaldataservices.com.

About Digital Data Services, Inc.

DDS is an information technology firm that specializes in the creation, conversion, management, integration, and presentation of geospatial information. Our expertise focuses on providing simple solutions to complex business challenges and allowing our clients to leverage and explore their data in new and unique ways. As experts in research, data processing, data storage/management, data analysis, and presentation, we serve our clients by making complex analytical decisions available to everyone. Our vision is that access to geospatial information should not be a barrier to making business decisions.


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Lakewood, CO 80226
303-986-6740
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DDS News- Even in 1784 America, It Was Impossible to Make a Map Without Infuriating Someone

DDS News- Even in 1784 America, It Was Impossible to Make a Map Without Infuriating Someone

The first map of the United States drawn and printed in America by an American was, until a few years ago, hardly known at all. Only seven original copies exist, and the best preserved is now on display for the first time, as the centerpiece of "Mapping a New Nation," an exhibition at the Library of Congress.

Printed by Abel Buell, an engraver from Connecticut, in March 1784—six months after the Treaty of Paris—the map relied so heavily on published sources that it contained no original cartographic material. But Buell made sure that his fanciful compilation reflected his politics. Several states, looking hungrily toward French and Spanish possessions on the continent, extend west of the Mississippi River—"Manifest Destiny for the 18th century," says Edward Redmond, the library's curator of geography and maps.

In a flourish, Buell banished the word "New" from a number of place names, including New Orleans and New Hampshire. Buell's skills were diverse. An inventor and metalsmith, at 21 he was arrested for counterfeiting. As a part of his sentence, the tip of his ear was cropped off, and he lived the rest of his life with a "C" branded onto his forehead


Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/even-1784-america-it-was-impossible-make-map-without-infuriating-someone-180952700/#FasTYh3ZFoLhyete.99

By Arik Gabbai
Smithsonian Magazine 
October 2014

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Cadillac Seeks Brighter Future in New York - WSJ

Cadillac, long the king of Detroit's auto brands, is abandoning Motown.

General Motors Co. said on Tuesday that its struggling luxury brand will move 50 key employees and its headquarters to New York next year amid a wider effort to carve Cadillac out as a stand-alone business unit with more autonomy. Long run from Detroit, GM's brass feels being in Manhattan will help Cadillac better reach luxury buyers.

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Geocortex Essentials 4.2 & 2.3 Viewers

September 22nd, 2014 by Drew Millen

Latest Geocortex release includes layer list improvements, streamlined access to ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS, initial iOS 8 compatibility

Latitude Geographics has released Geocortex Essentials 4.2, alongside the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.3 and Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 2.3.

Geocortex Essentials now provides streamlined access to organizational content in Portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online. Administrators can now search for and reference private organizational content with a single sign-on experience, and Geocortex Essentials Manager distinguishes between private and public organizational content to aid in the development of applications for specific audiences. 

Based on customer input, we’ve made significant layer list improvements to both our HTML5 and Silverlight viewers. Users can now organize layers of all different types into custom folders, rearrange the order of layers, and perform batch edits to configure all layers within a group layer (or folder) simultaneously.

Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.3 provides initial iOS 8 support, and there is important information you need to read that appears later in this announcement if you’re serving iOS-based users.

Here are the highlights of this major release:

Geocortex Essentials 4.2

Configurable layer list organization Batch editing of layer properties Streamlined access to Portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online Content Sign-in to Manager with your ArcGIS identity and search or browse organizational content Distinguish and filter between private and public Portal and ArcGIS Online search results Support for Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) in Manager Several Manager interface improvements, especially to the Map page Printing support for feature layer legend swatches Support for rendering layer charts in printed reports Several new Workflow activities

Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.3

Initial compatibility with Apple’s recent iOS 8 release Charting Major Layer List improvements Support for the configurable layer list organization Transparency sliders on services and layers Embedded legend swatches Layer Themes Support Query Builder Filter Builder Edit (add, update and delete) related records Geolocation “Following” and “Tracking”

Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 2.3

Support for the configurable layer list organization Dynamically symbolize layer labels Choose fields and display settings for labels on dynamic layers

There are also numerous minor features, various bug fixes and user experience enhancements included as part of this release. We recommend you consult the release notes for more detailed information. 

Note there is interdependence between Geocortex Essentials and our HTML5 and Silverlight viewers; implementing some newly introduced viewer features will require the latest version of Geocortex Essentials.

Deploying to iOS Users? Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.3 provides initial iOS 8 compatibility. Customers who have built applications with the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 and serve end-users currently updating to Apple’s iOS 8 are encouraged to download Essentials 4.2 and the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.3 to avoid most disruptions to pre-existing functionality. This aspect of the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 update is backwards compatible and does not require an upgrade to Geocortex Essentials 4.2.   

**Browser changes that shipped as part of iOS 8 have impacted aspects of Esri’s JavaScript API on which our markup and editing tools are based. Esri is aware of the markup and editing issues and we expect that they may address these in the near future. Rest assured that we will include any changes to Esri’s JavaScript API within an updated version of our Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if your organization is involved in the iOS 8 upgrade process for end-users, and is currently deploying markup or editing capabilities, we recommend holding off on iOS 8 updates until resolved. We will keep you up-to-date regarding iOS 8 compatibility developments via updates in the Geocortex Support Center forums. 

Current Geocortex Customers: Installers, release notes and supporting documentation can be downloaded by licensees with an active maintenance agreement from the Geocortex Support Center. If your account is handled by an authorized Geocortex Reseller, please contact your local representative for access to installers and documentation. 

Customers interested in learning more about some of the new features being introduced can watch a set of new feature videos that are available for viewing in the Geocortex Support Center. 

Not a Geocortex customer yet? Learn more about Geocortex Essentials and our viewers.

 

 

Original author: Drew Millen

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The shipping business gets ready–with new fees–for the dawn of cleaner fuels « The Barrel Blog

The bunker fuel market in the Atlantic Basin is just a bit more than 100 days away from the next shift in the sulfur emissions cap on ships traveling within 200 miles of shore in North America and North West Europe, a designated Emissions Control Area. And some of its impact on costs is starting to show up.

After several months of vague rumblings about higher costs, we’re beginning to see a clearer picture of just how much more shippers expect to pay to comply with this stricter rule. MSC on Monday became what we believe is the third company to announce per-container surcharges intended to offset its expected higher fuel bills come January.

It follows Maersk Line, who announced the same thing in July, and a much smaller shipper called Rickmers-Linie, which said last week it would levy a surcharge but hasn’t said how much it will be.

Maersk’s move will put a $50-$150 surcharge on 40-foot containers to offset what it expects to be about $250 million in additional fuel costs from tighter emissions regulations set to take effect in January, it said Monday. Starting next year, ships traveling within 200 miles of shore in North America and the Baltic and North seas must limit sulfur emissions from fuel to 0.1%, down from 1%, under rules established by the International Maritime Organization.

It’s only natural to expect this sort of thing. Airlines, cab companies, food-distribution outfits — whenever their fuel bills rise, it’s the customer that uses their services who ultimately pays. Now that the two largest shippers have announced ECA-related fuel surcharges, I would expect the rest of the industry to follow suit with similar measures.

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What a few years ago seemed a long way off is now very real. For example, Energy Aspects, a European consultancy, wrote recently that low sulfur fuel oil demand — the type that would have been a staple to meet bunker fuel demand in the past-is expected to drop by 0.17 million barrels/day — 26,772 mt/day — in 2015 as vessels operating in Europe’s Emission Control Areas in the Baltic and North seas switch to 0.1% sulfur compliant fuels.

But what will they turn to? As my colleague Erduan Reid recently reported, various oil companies have come up with 0.1% sulfur blends, to be used instead of pricier marine diesel or marine gasoil, but they aren’t compatible with each other. In his reporting, he cited four companies: ExxonMobil, Litasco, Neste Oil and Cepsa. ” (A major problem is that the) 0.1% grades — based on the ones released so far — are not going to be compatible so you won’t be able to store them in the same tank aboard ship, you won’t be able to mix different grades and if you can’t get it at the next port then you’re stuck burning DMA (marine gasoil),” one source in the industry said.

Erduan also reported that the terms of warranties on ship engines in existing fleets also are expected to be an obstacle to the use of new blends of marine fuel.

(One other problem: some of those fuels are reported to be prone to a buildup of paraffinic wax. So while heating storage tanks at ports can deal with that problem, there might also be a need to heat tanks onboard ships, yet another cost or just another reason to stick with pricier marine gasoil).

Platts’ Jelena Grigorjeva reports that difficulty predicting prices is leading several ship owners to delay fixing their 2015 fuel supplies, potentially running the risk of allocating most of their fuel supplies next year to the spot market. That includes container ship owners which have predictable trade locations and typically negotiate their fuel supplies on long-term contracts.

One thing is obvious from these surcharges. While tankers may eventually turn to scrubbers to burn higher-sulfur fuel oil, or do a bigger retrofit that would allow LNG as a tanker fuel, for now, it’s going to be marine gasoil that fills this gap. And recently, in Rotterdam, that’s been running about $250/mt more than the price of high sulfur fuel oil. So the economic basis for the surcharges is clear.

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DDS- Hire a GIS Professional, Get Professional Results

DDS- Hire a GIS Professional, Get Professional Results

Let’s face it, finding a good consultant that can service your company’s mapping needs is difficult.  Even more so is finding a consultant that has the experience that you need so that you are confident that the job is done right, the first time.  This is the type of experience that you can only get from a company that has been involved in the GIS & mapping industry for over 20 years, performing over 5,000 projects, for a customer base of thousands.  

Call us today, or visit our website to see how we can help your business make the most out of GIS and mapping.

 

  • GIS Consulting
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  • Georeferencing
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  • Digitizing Services
  • File to File Conversion
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DDS News- Interactive Web Map- Vegetation on Our Planet

DDS News- Interactive Web Map- Vegetation on Our Planet

Source: NOAA

Although 75% of the planet is a relatively unchanging ocean of blue, the remaining 25% of Earth's surface is a dynamic green. Data from the VIIRS sensor aboard the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite is able to detect these subtle differences in greenness. The resources on this page highlight our ever-changing planet, using highly detailed vegetation index data from the satellite, developed by scientists at NOAA. The darkest green areas are the lushest in vegetation, while the pale colors are sparse in vegetation cover either due to snow, drought, rock, or urban areas. Satellite data from April 2012 to April 2013 was used to generate these animations and images.

Download a high resolution image of the Earth's vegetation.

 

4096x2048 image, 25 MB in size

30,000x15,000 image, 176 MB in size

 

 

 

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DDS News- Interactive Map Shows the Location of the Past Miss America Winners. 1925-2014

DDS News- Interactive Map Shows the Location of the Past Miss America Winners. 1925-2014

"There she is, Miss America..." The map below shows the location of the Miss America pageant winners from 1925-2014. The colored states represents the number of times that a particular contestant has won the Miss America title in that state. If a state is not colored, then those states have yet to produce a winner in the pageant. The states with the most titles, at 6 each are California, Ohio, and Oklahoma. Denver and Los Angeles have each produced 3 winners over the past 90 years. The map does not contain the 2015 winner, Kira Kazantsev from New York. With her win, it puts New York in a tie with the states producing the most titles.

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DDS News- Apple seems confused by Canadian Geography

DDS News- Apple seems confused by Canadian Geography

By: The Canadian Press, Published on Fri Sep 12 2014


TORONTO— Apple seems to be a little confused when it comes to Canadian geography.
Consumers who hit Apple.ca to pre-order one of the company’s new iPhones and clicked on a link about delivery timelines saw an error-riddled map of Canada.


Apple appeared to have mixed up the nation’s capital and Ontario’s capital, and placed Ottawa roughly where Toronto should be on the map.


Edmonton is also seen to be northwest of Calgary, instead of northeast.


And Quebec City is mistakenly labelled as Quebec.


A comment from Apple was not immediately available.

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The role of oil and gas in the Scotland independence debate

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Abu Dhabi public school pupils to 'think spatially' on GIS Project

ABU DHABI // A pilot project involving new mapping technology has been introduced into maths, science and social studies lessons in every public school in Abu Dhabi. 

The lessons incorporated geographic information system technology, or GIS, while taking the pupils on field trips to research mangroves and the houbara bustard, and exploring the locations of Mongolian birds’ nests.

While being a “great adventure” for the Grade 6 pupils involved in the School GIS Project, the assignments taught them how to use new technology as well as spatial thinking, said Pakrad Balabanian, GIS team leader at the Abu Dhabi Education Council strategic affairs office.

“Spatial thinking is one of the new 21st-century skills that are required for new academics, and it’s even defined by the United Nations,” said Mr Balabanian, speaking at the GIS Forum in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

“It enables the students to think critically, to understand the phenomena around them,” he said. “The GIS will enable students to understand what is happening in a specific place, and what is the relation between different factors.”

The project was launched after the Abu Dhabi Government and Adec signed an agreement on the importance of GIS in education. 

Adec used ArcGIS, an application that creates interactive maps using online databases, provided by mapping software company Esri.

Student interest and teachers’ responses led to the project’s use in all public schools in Abu Dhabi and encouraged its use in private schools, Mr Balabanian said. 

Spatial thinking helps pupils understand why events happen and their connection to location, he said. 

The critical-thinking skills could help children in real-life scenarios, such as why they might open a shop in one location instead of another.

Incorporating GIS into primary and secondary education is very important for children’s development of spatial thinking, said Nazmi Saleous, associate professor of remote sensing and GIS at UAE University.

More work is always needed to improve pupils’ spatial skills, Mr Saleous said, though he has noticed an improvement in his own students since last year, perhaps because of services like GPS and Google Maps.

Practical applications that supplement theoretical knowledge help engage pupils when learning these skills, he said. Programmes help the skills “stick to the mind much more than the theory itself”.

“Kids, especially in schools, like to play with computers,” Mr Saleous said.

GIS is also crucial to other aspects of education, experts said, such as in school transportation.

Adec is incorporating GIS into administration for projects including a system for monitoring and planning bus routes to reduce time pupils spend on buses, Mr Balabanian said.

Academics are also incorporating the technology into higher education to further develop high-tech expertise in the region.

“We are promoting GIS in research activities and also as a curriculum in the department,” said Khaula Al Kaabi, chairwoman of the UAE University geography department.

One challenge for integrating GIS in academic research can be reluctance for organisations to provide data to researchers, an audience member said.

Academics should be treated differently than the public at large and have access to data for research purposes, but with a cautious approach, said Marko Komac, adviser on GIS and managing director of the firm OneGeology.

Experts have found that location technology is not only important to fields such as education, land management, geology and public health, but for businesses, said Vanessa Lawrence, secretary general of Ordnance Survey International, part of the British national mapping authority.

“We recognised that it was just as important to be training people in the insurance world and the advertising world as in the agriculture and land management worlds,” she said.

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