There were many exciting stories in this week but as usual, I am sharing those few stories which either help me to think out of the box or I find something unique. Some of are such as a practical application of GIS in solving very basic but effective real word problem, Crime map, few interactive map are most exciting stories which I came across.
US county Somerset Launches Revamped GIS Website. This GIS website is actually an Interactive map and quite interesting. This map is available for everyone which includes information such as “A tax parcel viewer”, “All the government facilities”, “Routes”, and aerial imaginary comparison (which can help in taking the decision faster). Try this map, it’s really interesting.
BART Police turns to maps to fight crime: The Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department has made its crime data public in an effort to fight an increase in crime on the service. The map is so interesting by seeing the map anyone can actually tell, these are the sensitive area. Meanwhile, it’s an interactive map and I found two similar article. I believe it’s an awesome idea!! Take a WoooW!!
Maharashtra to conduct 3D mapping of Sinhagad fort. In what may change the paradigm for the conservation of heritage structures, the Maharashtra government has undertaken a pilot project to conduct 3D mapping of the iconic Sinhagad fort near Pune. The first in India to use satellite technology for restoration. The entire project expected to cost around Rs 30 lakh.
Odisha develops first of its kind bank mapping portal: In the first initiative of its kind in the country, Odisha Space Applications Centre (ORSAC), the apex body for space technology applications in the state, has designed an exclusive portal to map the banking system in the state. There are about 4,995 bank branches and 6,054 ATMs in Odisha.The portal will be updated regularly. Apart from banks, general masses can also have access to the portal.
Mapping of Slums by Charities and NGOs: Charities and NGOs across the world are giving slum dwellers an address and identity through mapping the slums and informal settlements in which they reside. India-based NGO Addressing the Unaddressing is also doing some amazing work but they are also collecting phone numbers and some other personal information which I think is not right.
There are now more than 11,000 incredible hidden wonders listed in the Atlas. All these places are plotted on the interactive map. Atlas Obscura catalogs the most unusual, surprising, and amazing places around the world. The map actually contains so many hidden places in India even most of Indian don’t know about those places. My question: How are they collecting these data ?? I know few methods but they are just excellent! If you know How, please let me know.
Google map started using Elephants and Camels: After using high technology such as Mapping car, Drones etc. for mapping. Now Google is using elephants and camels to map remote part of the globe. In a recent foray into the Australian outback, Google’s amateur cartographers used a backpack to lug bulky camera equipment around Uluru (A famous visiting place in Australia).
An interactive map for finding the quality of water: Due to the industrialization verifying/knowing the quality of water seems highly impossible. But This interactive map is awesome, by few click on the map, you can actually know every detail related to water. I will suggest please try this map :).
This eight article is selected from 40 article. In 40 article even I didn’t understand few articles :P. I still have to learn a lot.
PS: My favorite quote “Change how people communicate will always change the world”. There are various ways people communicate and I WILL change one of the ways. If you are mad enough to do anything for the Change, it will be my pleasure to get in touch with you.