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Imls Place Grant: Press Release 2, PLACE Project Group 2014 University of New Hampshire

Imls Place Grant: Press Release 2, Place Project Group

PLACE Project

Press release dated October 25, 2014, describing the PLACE (Position-based Location Archive Coordinate Explorer) project that is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The University of New Hampshire (UNH) library partnered with the UNH Earth Systems Research Center to develop a geospatial interface that is searchable by geospatial coordinates.

Sent to the Geoportal Web page (Patrick Florence).


Wild Life, Jordan Abel 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

Wild Life, Jordan Abel

The Goose

Poetry by Jordan Abel. This poem is composed from 91 public domain Western novels that are freely available on Project Gutenberg. In total, the source text is over 10,000 pages long and is authored by 20 different writers. When all of the novels were searched simultaneously, there were 41 instances of the phrase "wild life." The resulting poem provides a contextual space where the language of a single word or phrase can be read.


Expanding The Circle: New Poets To The Goose, Sonnet L'Abbé 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

Expanding The Circle: New Poets To The Goose, Sonnet L'Abbé

The Goose

An introduction to the poets whose work appears in The Goose for the first time in this issue.


Moose: Recollections From A Northern Childhood, Allison K. Athens 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

Moose: Recollections From A Northern Childhood, Allison K. Athens

The Goose

A creative reflection on growing up with moose.


A Sensor View Model To Investigate The Influence Of Tree Crowns On Effective Urban Thermal Anisotropy, Daniel R. Dyce 2014 Western University

A Sensor View Model To Investigate The Influence Of Tree Crowns On Effective Urban Thermal Anisotropy, Daniel R. Dyce

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

A sensor view model is modified to include trees using a gap probability approach to estimate foliage view factors and an energy budget model for leaf surface temperatures (SUMVEG). The model is found to compare well with airborne thermal infrared (TIR) surface temperature measurements. SUMVEG is used to investigate the influence of trees on thermal anisotropy for narrow field-of-view TIR remote sensors over treed residential urban surfaces. Tests on regularly-spaced arrays of cubes on March 28 and June 21 at latitudes of 47.6°N and 25.8°N show that trees both decrease and increase anisotropy as ...


Ocean By Sue Goyette And Timely Irreverence By Jay Millar, Chad Weidner 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

Ocean By Sue Goyette And Timely Irreverence By Jay Millar, Chad Weidner

The Goose

Review of Ocean by Sue Goyette and Timely Irreverence by Jay MillAr.


Perdita By Hilary Scharper, Nicole Bartley 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

Perdita By Hilary Scharper, Nicole Bartley

The Goose

Review of Perdita by Hilary Scharper.


The Lease By Matthew Henderson, Jon Gordon 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

The Lease By Matthew Henderson, Jon Gordon

The Goose

Review of The Lease by Matthew Henderson.


Brilliant Falls By John Terpstra And Placeholder By Charmaine Cadeau, Matthew Zantingh 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

Brilliant Falls By John Terpstra And Placeholder By Charmaine Cadeau, Matthew Zantingh

The Goose

Review of Brilliant Falls by John Terpstra and placeholder by Charmaine Cadeau.


The Resurrection Of Joseph Bourne: Or A Word Or Two On Those Port Annie Miracles By Jack Hodgins, Dania Tomlinson 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

The Resurrection Of Joseph Bourne: Or A Word Or Two On Those Port Annie Miracles By Jack Hodgins, Dania Tomlinson

The Goose

Review of The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne: Or a Word or Two on Those Port Annie Miracles by Jack Hodgins.


The Memory Of Water By Allen Smutylo And Traveling The 38th Parallel: A Water Line Around The World By David Carle And Janet Carle, Sandy M. Bonny 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

The Memory Of Water By Allen Smutylo And Traveling The 38th Parallel: A Water Line Around The World By David Carle And Janet Carle, Sandy M. Bonny

The Goose

Review of The Memory of Water by Allen Smutylo and Traveling the 38th Parallel: A Water Line Around the World by David Carle and Janet Carle.


"How Far Is It?" Of Geocaching And Emplacement In Athens, Greece, Julien Cossette 2014 Western University

"How Far Is It?" Of Geocaching And Emplacement In Athens, Greece, Julien Cossette

Totem: The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology

Geotechnologies are increasingly prominent, accessible, and interactive. Hand-held devices can localize one’s current geographic position with an unsettling precision. With the emergence of such mapping apparatuses, GPS-informed practices have proliferated. They redefine our engagement with space/place in ways that anthropologists need to attend to. Geocaching, a popular activity happening across the world, provides an ethnographic example of interest whose resonance extends beyond its practice.

This paper focuses on the ways in which spaces have the potential to become meaningful in specific ways for those engaging in this practice. I adopt an autobiographical approach, which I carefully unpack, following ...


Language About Agroecological Practices: The Emergence Of A Linguistic Market In Post-Soviet Cuba, Lina Johnston 2014 Western University

Language About Agroecological Practices: The Emergence Of A Linguistic Market In Post-Soviet Cuba, Lina Johnston

Totem: The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology

Following the collapse of socialist bloc in the late 1980s, Cuba’s agricultural paradigm underwent a dramatic transition from conventional to agroecological practices. In part, this transition relied on shifting the research focus of the Cuban government toward alternative and sustainable modes of agriculture, and placing greater emphasis on local farmer knowledge and participation. This paper proposes that the changing knowledge base that has accompanied Cuba’s agroecological paradigm has given rise to the emergence of markets of symbolic power (in the Bourdieu sense). In particular, a linguistic market that revolves around "spreading" the message and practice of agroecology, and ...


Green Building Geography Across The United States: Does Governmental Incentives Or Economic Growth Stimulate Construction?, Darren Prum, Tetsuo Kobayashi 2014 SelectedWorks

Green Building Geography Across The United States: Does Governmental Incentives Or Economic Growth Stimulate Construction?, Darren Prum, Tetsuo Kobayashi

Darren A. Prum

As green building activity continues to rise across the country, some state governments decided to create incentives that would motivate developers to voluntarily pursue third party certification for their real estate projects in order to assist in meeting sustainability and environmental goals. Despite the growing number of studies in green buildings, the geography of green buildings and sustainable construction only includes a few studies, which emphasize the lack of green building research from the spatial perspective and their relevance to public policies the lack of green building research from the spatial perspective and their relevance to public policies. This study ...


A Localização Das Unidades Industriais Das Montadoras De Autoveículos No Mercosul, Alceli Ribeiro Alves 2014 SelectedWorks

A Localização Das Unidades Industriais Das Montadoras De Autoveículos No Mercosul, Alceli Ribeiro Alves

Alves Ribeiro Alves

The automotive industry is traditionally known for its economic and strategic importance in the economic development of a country. Aware of this significance, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela decided to open their markets to international trade and to the entry of new manufacturers in the auto industry, particularly since the 1990s. Alongside these facts, we have also observed the formation and regional integration of the MERCOSUL, in 1991, that have been facilitating trade in the region and allowing new automakers to enter into markets previously considered as protected. Thus, automakers located in MERCOSUL’s country-members can establish corporate strategies ...


Introduction: Geospatial Analysis Of Urban Environment, Changjoo Kim 2014 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Introduction: Geospatial Analysis Of Urban Environment, Changjoo Kim

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research

To provide a timely snapshot of current research that utilizes geospatial analysis and modeling in urban environment, the Korea-America Association for Geospatial and Environmental Sciences (KAGES) and the editorship of the International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research (IJGER) organized a special issue of IJGER on the theme of geospatial analysis and urban environment. Eight articles out of 13 submitted manuscripts have been published in this issue. This article provides an overview of the articles published in the special issue.


Measuring Spatial Health Disparity Using A Network-Based Accessibility Index Method In A Gis Environment: A Case Study Of Hillsborough County, Florida, Huairen Ye, Hyun Kim 2014 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Measuring Spatial Health Disparity Using A Network-Based Accessibility Index Method In A Gis Environment: A Case Study Of Hillsborough County, Florida, Huairen Ye, Hyun Kim

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research

In recent decades, the health care delivery system in the United States has been greatly transformed and more widely examined. Even with one of the most developed health care systems in the world, the United States still experiences great spatial disparity in health care access. Increasing diversity of class, culture, and ethnicity also has a significant impact on health disparity. The goal of this paper is to address the spatial disparity of health care access using a network-based health accessibility index method (NHAIM) in a Geographic Information System (GIS) environment. Ensuring a desired level of accessibility for patients is the ...


Using Fine Resolution Orthoimagery And Spatial Interpolation To Rapidly Map Turf Grass In Suburban Massachusetts, Daniel S.M. Runfola, Thomas Hamill, Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr., John Rogan, Nick Giner, Albert Decatur, Samuel Ratick 2014 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Using Fine Resolution Orthoimagery And Spatial Interpolation To Rapidly Map Turf Grass In Suburban Massachusetts, Daniel S.M. Runfola, Thomas Hamill, Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr., John Rogan, Nick Giner, Albert Decatur, Samuel Ratick

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research

This paper explores the use of spatial interpolative methods in conjunction with object based image analysis to estimate turf grass land cover quantity and allocation in Greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The goal is to learn how accurately turf grass can be estimated if only a limited portion of the study area is mapped. First, turf grass land cover is mapped at the 0.5 m resolution across the entire Plum Island Ecosystems (PIE) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, a 1143-km2 area. Second, the turf grass map is aggregated into 120 m cells (N = 84,661). Third, a random ...


Measuring And Modeling Of Urban Growth And Its Impacts On Vegetation And Species Habitats In Greater Orlando, Florida, Sunhui Sim, Victor Mesev 2014 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Measuring And Modeling Of Urban Growth And Its Impacts On Vegetation And Species Habitats In Greater Orlando, Florida, Sunhui Sim, Victor Mesev

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research

Urban growth is widely regarded as an important driver of environmental and social problems. It causes the loss of informal open space and wildlife habitats. Timely and accurate assessments of future urban growth scenarios and associated environmental impacts are crucial for urban planning, policy decision, and natural resource management. In this study, five distinct scenarios ("no constraints", "compact development", "transit-oriented development", "agriculture protection" and "environmental protection" scenarios) were tested on Greater Orlando, Florida, along with conservation objectives and projections for future land use/cover from development demands. The study examined the consequences of alternative scenarios of urban growth on potential ...


Precipitation Patterns And Trends In The Metropolitan Area Of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Anke P.M. Keuser 2014 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Precipitation Patterns And Trends In The Metropolitan Area Of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Anke P.M. Keuser

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research

This study investigated changes in mean and extreme precipitation in the metropolitan area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in an attempt to find the effects of urban areas on precipitation patterns. Precipitation data were obtained from a gridded (8-km spacing) historical climatic dataset for Wisconsin for 1950-2006. The Mann-Kendall test and the Sen’s slope test were applied to investigate temporal trends. Monthly wind directions were examined against monthly precipitation patterns. Main findings from the study include the following: (1) Annual precipitation significantly increased in the northern part of the study area during 1950-2006, whereas extreme precipitation showed virtually no trends; (2 ...


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