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A1: Lithium-Boron-Beryllium Gem Pegmatites, Oxford Co., Maine: Havey And Mount Mica Pegmatites, William B. Simmons, Alexander U. Falster, Karen L. Webber, Myles M. Felch, Dwight C. Bradley 2017 Maine Mineral & Gem Museum

A1: Lithium-Boron-Beryllium Gem Pegmatites, Oxford Co., Maine: Havey And Mount Mica Pegmatites, William B. Simmons, Alexander U. Falster, Karen L. Webber, Myles M. Felch, Dwight C. Bradley

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 1-34.


A2: Smalls Falls Revisted: A Journey Through A Paleozoic Sedimentary Basin, M. R. Van Baalen, Douglas N. Reusch, John F. Slack 2017 Harvard University

A2: Smalls Falls Revisted: A Journey Through A Paleozoic Sedimentary Basin, M. R. Van Baalen, Douglas N. Reusch, John F. Slack

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 35-60.


A3: Hydrogeology Of The Former Chlor-Alkali Facility Superfund Site And Downstream Bed Sediment Mercury Contamination In The Androscoggin River, Berlin, New Hampshire, James Degnan, Darryl Luce, Andrew Hoffman, Ann Chalmers 2017 United States Geological Survey

A3: Hydrogeology Of The Former Chlor-Alkali Facility Superfund Site And Downstream Bed Sediment Mercury Contamination In The Androscoggin River, Berlin, New Hampshire, James Degnan, Darryl Luce, Andrew Hoffman, Ann Chalmers

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 61-80.


A4: Possible Post-Laurentide Cirque Glaciation In The Great Gulf Presidential Range, New Hampshire, Brian Fowler, Dulin Ian 2017 New Hampshire Geologic Resources Advisory Committee

A4: Possible Post-Laurentide Cirque Glaciation In The Great Gulf Presidential Range, New Hampshire, Brian Fowler, Dulin Ian

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 81-94.


A5: Grafton Notch State Park: Glacial Gorges And Streams Under Pressure In The Mahoosic Range, Maine, Alice M. Doughty, Woodrow B. Thompson 2017 Bates College

A5: Grafton Notch State Park: Glacial Gorges And Streams Under Pressure In The Mahoosic Range, Maine, Alice M. Doughty, Woodrow B. Thompson

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 95-104.


A6: Stratigraphic And Structural Traverse Of Mount Moriah And The Wild River Wilderness Area, Tim Allen 2017 Keene State College

A6: Stratigraphic And Structural Traverse Of Mount Moriah And The Wild River Wilderness Area, Tim Allen

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 105-118.


Towards Osgeo Best Practices For Scientific Software Citation: Integration Options For Persistent Identifiers Fn Osgeo Project Repositories, Peter Löwe, Markus Neteler, Jan Goebel, Marco Tullney 2017 German Institute for Economic Research Mohrenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Towards Osgeo Best Practices For Scientific Software Citation: Integration Options For Persistent Identifiers Fn Osgeo Project Repositories, Peter Löwe, Markus Neteler, Jan Goebel, Marco Tullney

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

As a contribution to the currently ongoing larger effort to establish Open Science as best practices in academia, this article focuses on the Open Source and Open Access tiers of the Open Science triad and community software projects. The current situation of research software development and the need to recognize it as a significant contribution to science is introduced in relation to Open Science. The adoption of the Open Science paradigms occurs at different speeds and on different levels within the various fields of science and crosscutting software communities. This is paralleled by the emerging of an underlying futuresafe technical ...


Using Osgeo Solutions For Local Development Systems Implementation. The Experience For The Northern Region Of Costa Rica, López-Villegas Oscar, Víquez-Acuña Oscar, Víquez-Acuña Leonardo 2017 Costa Rica Institute of Technology

Using Osgeo Solutions For Local Development Systems Implementation. The Experience For The Northern Region Of Costa Rica, López-Villegas Oscar, Víquez-Acuña Oscar, Víquez-Acuña Leonardo

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

Although some general definitions classify Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) as technological standards, institutional and even political agreements, which allow the discovery and use of geospatial information by users for different purposes [Kuhn 2005], computationally this platforms are valuable data repositories that should reach people efficiently and effectively for analysis and decision making on issues of collective interest. Costa Rica has several SDIs experiences at national level (SNIT - http://www.snitcr.go.cr), regional level (IDEHN - http://www.idehn.tec.ac.cr) or local/cantonal level (IDESCA - http://idesca.cr). Those infrastructures can facilitate access between geospatial information managers and their ...


Kadaster Data Platform - Overview Archicture, Erwin Folmer, Wouter Beek 2017 Kadaster, University of Twente

Kadaster Data Platform - Overview Archicture, Erwin Folmer, Wouter Beek

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

The Dutch Cadastre is publishing its geospatial data assets as Linked Open Data through the Kadaster Data Platform (KDP). The KDP supports the following three Linked Data browsing paradigms: (1) graph navigation, (2) hierarchical browsing, and (3) faceted browsing. Graph navigation uses the graph-shape of the RDF datamodel, to display concepts and instances as nodes, and properties between them as edges between those nodes. Graph navigation works well for explorative browsing. For graph navigation the KDP uses LODView (http://lodview.it), an existing OSS. Hierarchical browsing uses the tree structure of the concept hierarchy in order to display the various ...


Evaluation Of The Micro-Tasking Method For Openstreetmap Imports, Atle Frenvik Sveen, Anne Sofie Strand Erichsen 2017 NTNU/Norkart

Evaluation Of The Micro-Tasking Method For Openstreetmap Imports, Atle Frenvik Sveen, Anne Sofie Strand Erichsen

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

Open Geospatial Data, capable of enriching OpenStreetMap, is being released by governments around the world at an increasing rate. The OSM import methods have been refined since the massive TIGER-import, moving towards assisted methods such as the with micro-tasking method used by the LA and NY buildings imports. While these imports serve as great case studies of imports, they do not deal with complex datasets, or updates to the data, neither do they deal with partitioning of tasks. We examine how the Norwegian FKB-dataset can be imported to OSM using micro-tasking, and perform a user-test to determine the best partition ...


Urban Multi-Scale Environmental Predictor - An Extensive Tool For Climate Services In Urban Areas, Fredrik Lindberg, Sue Grimmond, Andrew Gabey, Bei Huang, Christoph W. Kent, Ting Sun, Natalie E. Theeuwes, Leena Järvi, Helen Ward, Izzy Capel-Timms, YY Chang, Per Jonsson, Niklas Krave, Dongwei Liu, D Meyer, K Frans G. Olofson, Jian-Guo Tan, Dag Wästberg, Lingbo Xue, Zhe Zhang 2017 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Urban Multi-Scale Environmental Predictor - An Extensive Tool For Climate Services In Urban Areas, Fredrik Lindberg, Sue Grimmond, Andrew Gabey, Bei Huang, Christoph W. Kent, Ting Sun, Natalie E. Theeuwes, Leena Järvi, Helen Ward, Izzy Capel-Timms, Yy Chang, Per Jonsson, Niklas Krave, Dongwei Liu, D Meyer, K Frans G. Olofson, Jian-Guo Tan, Dag Wästberg, Lingbo Xue, Zhe Zhang

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

The city based climate service tool UMEP (Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor) is a coupled modelling system that combines models essential for urban climate processes and is developed as an extensive QGIS plugin. An application is presented to illustrate its potential, specifically of the identification of heat waves and cold waves in cities. The tool has broad utility for applications related to outdoor thermal comfort, urban energy consumption, climate change mitigation etc. It includes tools to: enable users to input atmospheric and surface data from multiple sources, prepare meteorological data for use in urban areas, undertake simulations and consider scenarios, and ...


The Utility Of Beautiful Visualizations, Laura Tateosian, Reza Amindarbari, Christopher Healey, Pavel Kosik, James Enns 2017 NC State Center For Geospatial Analytics

The Utility Of Beautiful Visualizations, Laura Tateosian, Reza Amindarbari, Christopher Healey, Pavel Kosik, James Enns

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

Geovisualizations provide a means to inspect large complex multivariate datasets for information that would not otherwise be available with a tabular view or summary statistics alone. Aesthetically appealing visualizations can elicit prolonged exploration and encourage discovery. Creating data geovisualizations that are effective and beautiful is an important yet difficult challenge. Here we present a tool for rendering geovisualizations of continuous spatial data using the painterly techniques of impressionist-era artists. The techniques, which have been tested in controlled studies, vary the visual properties (e.g., hue, size, and tilt) of brush strokes to represent multiple data attributes simultaneously in each location ...


Tracking 19th Century Late Blight From Archival Documents Using Text Analytics And Geoparsing, Laura Tateosian, Rachael Guenter, Yi-Peng Yang, Jean Ristaino 2017 NC State University Center For Geospatial Analytics

Tracking 19th Century Late Blight From Archival Documents Using Text Analytics And Geoparsing, Laura Tateosian, Rachael Guenter, Yi-Peng Yang, Jean Ristaino

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

In 1845, Ireland's potato crop was struck by a devastating potato disease that killed Ireland’s crop caused devastation for seven years and led to mass starvation and emigration from the country. The cause of the potato destruction was a fungus-like plant pathogen. There are several theories about the origin of the disease and the source of the 19th century outbreaks. We use historical documents contemporary to that time to investigate spatial information that might inform these mysteries. We present methodologies for automatically extracting information from these voluminous data sources. We identify and map geographic locations that are proximate ...


Towards A Web-Enabled Geo-Sample Web: An Open Source Resource Registration And Management System For Connecting Geo-Samples To The Web, Anusuriya Devaraju, Jens Klump, Victor Tey, Simon Cox, Ryan Fraser 2017 CSIRO Mineral Resources

Towards A Web-Enabled Geo-Sample Web: An Open Source Resource Registration And Management System For Connecting Geo-Samples To The Web, Anusuriya Devaraju, Jens Klump, Victor Tey, Simon Cox, Ryan Fraser

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

Within the earth sciences the curation and sharing of geo-samples is crucial to supporting reproducible research, in addition to extending the use of the samples in new research, and saving costs by avoiding sample loss and duplicating sampling activities. In the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), researchers gather various geo-samples as part of their field studies and collaborative projects. The diversity of the samples and their unsystematic management led ambiguous sample numbers, incomplete sample descriptions, and difficulties in finding the samples and their related data. These problems are also found in universities, research institutes and government agencies, which ...


The Billion Object Platform (Bop): A System To Lower Barriers To Support Big, Streaming, Spatio-Temporal Data Sources, Devika Kakkar, Ben Lewis, David Smiley, Ariel Nunez 2017 Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University

The Billion Object Platform (Bop): A System To Lower Barriers To Support Big, Streaming, Spatio-Temporal Data Sources, Devika Kakkar, Ben Lewis, David Smiley, Ariel Nunez

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

With funding from the Sloan Foundation and Harvard Dataverse, the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) has developed a big spatio-temporal data visualization platform called the Billion Object Platform or "BOP". The goal of the project is to lower barriers for scholars who wish to access large, streaming, spatio-temporal datasets. Since once archived, streaming data gets big fast, and since most GIS systems don't support interactive visualization of millions of objects, a new platform was needed. The BOP is loaded with the latest billion geo-tweets and is fed a real-time stream of about 1 million tweets per day. The ...


Processing Conservation Indicators With Open Source Tools: Lessons Learned From The Digital Observatory For Protected Areas, Lucy Bastin, Andrea Mandrici, Luca Battistella, Grégoire Dubois 2017 European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Directorate D: Sustainable Resources, Knowledge for Sustainable Development and Food Security, Via E. Fermi 2749, I-21027 Ispra (VA), Italy

Processing Conservation Indicators With Open Source Tools: Lessons Learned From The Digital Observatory For Protected Areas, Lucy Bastin, Andrea Mandrici, Luca Battistella, Grégoire Dubois

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

The European Commission has a commitment to open data and the support of open source software and standards. We present lessons learnt while populating and supporting the web and map services that underly the Joint Research Centre's Digital Observatory for Protected Areas. Challenges include: large datasets with highly complex geometries; topological inconsistencies, compounded by reprojection for equal-area calculations; multiple different representations of the same geographical entities, for example coastlines; licensing requirement to continuously update indicators to respond to monthly changes in the authoritative data. In order to compute and publish an array of indicators, we used a range of ...


Optimizing Spatiotemporal Analysis Using Multidimensional Indexing With Geowave, Richard Fecher, Michael A. Whitby 2017 Digital Globe

Optimizing Spatiotemporal Analysis Using Multidimensional Indexing With Geowave, Richard Fecher, Michael A. Whitby

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

The open source software GeoWave bridges the gap between geographic information systems and distributed computing. This is done by preserving locality of multidimensional data when indexing it into a single-dimensional key-value store, using space filling curves. This means that like values in each dimension are stored physically close together in the datastore. We demonstrate the efficiencies and benefits of the GeoWave indexing algorithm to store and query billions of spatiotemporal data points. We show how this indexing strategy can be used to reduce query and processing times by multiple orders of magnitude using publicly available taxi trip data published by ...


Modeling Effective Albedo As A Function Of Land Cover Type And Snow Type, Martin Ytre-EIde, Terje Christensen, Tore Sivert Johnsen Istad, Lill Tove Nilsen, Bjørn Johnsen 2017 NRPA

Modeling Effective Albedo As A Function Of Land Cover Type And Snow Type, Martin Ytre-Eide, Terje Christensen, Tore Sivert Johnsen Istad, Lill Tove Nilsen, Bjørn Johnsen

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

The Center for Environmental Radioactivity (CERAD) project "UV-maps" aims to obtain geographically distributed time-series of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation in Norway. Since UV-measurements are limited to a few monitoring stations, a full representation of the spatial and temporal distribution needs to be based on a ra-diative transfer model (RTM). A key parameter is the regional albedo distribution. The albedo model developed here apply a gridded set of local albedo values to derive the regional, effective albedo at any given point. In Norway there is a UV-monitoring network that has been operating since 1996, delivering almost continual 20-years time series of ...


Facilitate Visualization And Distribution Of Nasa's Environmental Science Data Through Open Standards And Open Source Software For Geospatial, Yaxing Wei, Zhaoying (Angie) Wei, Suresh SanthanaVannan 2017 Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Facilitate Visualization And Distribution Of Nasa's Environmental Science Data Through Open Standards And Open Source Software For Geospatial, Yaxing Wei, Zhaoying (Angie) Wei, Suresh Santhanavannan

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

This paper introduces the utilization of open standards and open source software for visualization and distribution of geospatial environmental science data at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC). The ORNL DAAC is one of the NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) data centers. A big challenge for the ORNL DAAC (https://daac.ornl.gov) is to efficiently manage over a thousand heterogeneous environmental data, collected through field campaigns, aircraft/satellite observations, and model simulations. ORNL DAAC also has to provide tools to easily find, visualize, and access the heterogeneous data. To address ...


Exploring The Relationship Between Climate And Forest Conditions In Forest Classee De La Mondah (Gabon) Using Remote Sensing Data, Mariano MBOUMBA 2017 Tokyo University of Information Sciences

Exploring The Relationship Between Climate And Forest Conditions In Forest Classee De La Mondah (Gabon) Using Remote Sensing Data, Mariano Mboumba

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

This study aims to examine the relationship between temperature and precipitation as climatic factors and the vegetation characteristics in Forêt Classée de la Mondah (Gabon). A pixel based spatial analysis procedure with QGIS was used to extract vegetation characteristics from MODIS on Terra, NDVI band, data from February 2000 to December 2015, while temperature and precipitation were monitored from January 1980 to December 2015 to highlight climate fluctuations in the study area. Two regression analyses were conducted : one between temperature and NDVI and the other one between precipitation and NDVI. Results showed that temperature and precipitation did not vary significantly ...


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