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Africa's Urban Adaptation Transition Under A 1.5° Climate, Mark Pelling, Hayley Leck, Lorena Pasquini, Idowu Ajibade, Emanuel Osuteye, Susan Parnell, Shuaib Lwasa, Cassidy Johnson, Arabella Fraser, Alejandro Barcena, Soumana Boubacar 2018 King's College London

Africa's Urban Adaptation Transition Under A 1.5° Climate, Mark Pelling, Hayley Leck, Lorena Pasquini, Idowu Ajibade, Emanuel Osuteye, Susan Parnell, Shuaib Lwasa, Cassidy Johnson, Arabella Fraser, Alejandro Barcena, Soumana Boubacar

Geography Faculty Publications and Presentations

Highlights

• Everyday risk associated with inadequate basic infrastructure and poverty make even small natural hazards impactful in African cities.

• Enhanced development opportunity is the best for of risk reduction.

• Integrating risk reduction into development is constrained by donor priorities, fragmented city governance and data and monitoring gaps.

• Integrating risk reduction into development is enabled through community networks collaborating with city authorities, locally accountable leadership and improved risk data and forecasting.


Introduction To Human Geography (Ggc), David Dorrell, Todd Lindley, Georgeta Connor, Joseph Henderson, James Lowry 2018 Georgia Gwinnett College

Introduction To Human Geography (Ggc), David Dorrell, Todd Lindley, Georgeta Connor, Joseph Henderson, James Lowry

Geological Sciences and Geography Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for Introduction to Human Geography was created under a Round Eight ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report


World Regional Geography, Amanda Rees, Brad Huff 2018 Columbus State University

World Regional Geography, Amanda Rees, Brad Huff

Geological Sciences and Geography Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for World Regional Geography was created under a Round Eight ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report


A Naturalist’S Guide To The Great Plains, Paul A. Johnsgard 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

A Naturalist’S Guide To The Great Plains, Paul A. Johnsgard

Zea E-Books

This book documents nearly 500 US and Canadian locations where wildlife refuges, nature preserves, and similar properties protect natural sites that lie within the North American Great Plains, from Canada’s Prairie Provinces to the Texas-Mexico border. Information on site location, size, biological diversity, and the presence of especially rare or interesting flora and fauna are mentioned, as well as driving directions, mailing addresses, and phone numbers or internet addresses, as available. US federal sites include 11 national grasslands, 13 national parks, 16 national monuments, and more than 70 national wildlife refuges. State properties include nearly 100 state parks and ...


Among The Ruins, Edie Steiner 2018 York University, independent filmmaker

Among The Ruins, Edie Steiner

The Goose

Photographic essay, a version of which was first presented at the 2011 Green Words/Green Worlds Conference, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto. Images previously presented in the exhibition Abject Transformations at Arcadia Art Gallery, Toronto.


Where Does Public Land Come From? Municipalization And Privatization Debates, Oksana Mironova, Samuel Stein 2018 CUNY Graduate Center

Where Does Public Land Come From? Municipalization And Privatization Debates, Oksana Mironova, Samuel Stein

Publications and Research

This article illuminates contemporary land-use and disposition struggles in New York City by tracing the history of land’s passage between the private and public realms. The authors contend that government and community-controlled nonprofit organizations should govern the disposition of the city’s remaining public land supply, deliberately deploying this scarce resource to promote the well-being of the people and neighborhoods most at risk in a speculation-fueled real-estate environment.


Listening To Earth Stories: An Interview With Swarnalatha Rangarajan, Sufina K, Bhuvaneswari R 2018 VIT Chennai Campus

Listening To Earth Stories: An Interview With Swarnalatha Rangarajan, Sufina K, Bhuvaneswari R

The Goose

In this interview with Dr. Swarnalatha Rangarajan, a well known Indian ecocritic and a pioneer of Indian ecocriticism, discusses ecocriticism, her novel The Final Instructions, and a wide range of Indian environmental writing.


Gu 2018.Pdf, Chien-Juh Gu 2018 Western Michigan University

Gu 2018.Pdf, Chien-Juh Gu

Chien-Juh Gu

This study examines major social, economic, and cultural factors that sustain in-law inequality in Taiwanese transnational families. Data are based on life-history interviews with 16 Taiwanese immigrant women and ethnographic observations in a Midwest urban area. Findings suggest that middle-class immigrants’ abilities to host in-laws for lengthy periods and parents-in-law’s financial support for immigrant couples lead to the living arrangement of three-generation households in many immigrant families. Daughters-in-law in these households experience enormous stress because their mothers-in-law demand obedience. Traditional gender norms become moralized when the women’s husbands, mothers, and fellow immigrants reinforce Confucian cultural values of filial ...


Wdph 2017 Summer Internship Report, Lauren Meininger 2018 Clark University

Wdph 2017 Summer Internship Report, Lauren Meininger

Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise

In the spring of 2014, the Worcester Division of Public Health, UMass Memorial Health Care, and Clark University’s Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise joined forces to begin developing a partnership that would combine academic resources, student input, and public health needs in the City of Worcester. Founders of this program were motivated to seek and implement innovative interventions for public health issues while simultaneously inspiring a new generation of public health professionals.

Each year, the Academic Health Collaborative of Worcester (AHCW) brings in student interns to work on the pressing public health issues of the moment. Interns work alongside ...


Transitory Ownership: A Spatial Analysis Of The Financialization Of The Housing Market In Cincinnati, Oh, Chad Kinsella, Colleen McTague, Rafael Ranieri 2018 Ball State University

Transitory Ownership: A Spatial Analysis Of The Financialization Of The Housing Market In Cincinnati, Oh, Chad Kinsella, Colleen Mctague, Rafael Ranieri

The Journal of Economics and Politics

The mortgage bubble that burst in 2007 created an economic environment where many housing properties were transferred from individual households to investors hoping for quick profits with minimal investment. These properties were traded among investors, businesses, and lenders; they acquired a market identity as financial assets; and many of these properties were acquired by “out-of-area” interests. This study examines properties purchased by out-of-area interests that were sold in 2009 within the City of Cincinnati in an attempt to identify the spatial implications of the financialization of this housing stock. The analysis finds that many of these properties were sold multiple ...


Automatic Improvement Of Point-Of-Interest Tags For Openstreetmap Data, Sabine Storandt, Stefan Funke 2018 Insitut für Informatik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg 79110 Freiburg, Germany

Automatic Improvement Of Point-Of-Interest Tags For Openstreetmap Data, Sabine Storandt, Stefan Funke

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

The user experience of any OpenStreetMap (OSM) based service heavily depends on the quality of the underlying data. If the service deals with points-of-interest (POIs), consistent and comprehensive tagging of the respective map elements is a necessary condition for a satisfying service. In this paper, we develop methods that can automatically infer tags characterizing POIs solely based on the POI names. The idea being that many POI names already contain sufficient information for tagging. For example, 'Pizzeria Bella Italia' most certainly indicates an Italian restaurant. As the OSM data contains hundred of thousands POIs for Germany alone, we aim for ...


Object-Based Building Boundary Extraction From Lidar Data, You Shao, Samsung Lim 2018 School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW

Object-Based Building Boundary Extraction From Lidar Data, You Shao, Samsung Lim

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

Lidar is a remote sensing technology that uses laser beams to generate high-accuracy, three-dimensional (3D) information of the Earth. As urban areas are developing and expanding rapidly, lidar applications such as 3D building modelling and city mapping are of increasing importance. Hence building boundary extraction is one of the main applications of lidar in civil engineering and urban planning projects. In this paper, three boundary extraction algorithms including an alpha-shape algorithm, a modified concave hull algorithm and a grid-based algorithm are tested to assess their object-by-object accuracy. The alpha-shape algorithm generates reliable boundaries for most of sample buildings, while the ...


Usability Engineering For Successful Open Citizen Science, Jan Alexander Wirwahn, Thomas Bartoschek 2018 Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster

Usability Engineering For Successful Open Citizen Science, Jan Alexander Wirwahn, Thomas Bartoschek

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

Do-it-yourself construction kits for sensor stations is a novel approach for citizen driven sensor networks. In this paper we present the development of SenseBox, a toolkit for open source sensor applications. We provide manuals and open source toolkits for hardware makers to establish a large scale sensor network in Germany, and additionally for schools to teach secondary school students programming in a playful and simple way based on open source microcontrollers. All collected data is open and being published on OpenSenseMap, our platform for open sensor data. After a test phase where we equipped citizens with construction kits for continuous ...


Development Of Data Archiving And Distribution System For The Philippines' Lidar Program Using Object Storage Systems, Ken Abryl Eleazar Salanio, Carlo Santos, Ruby Magturo, Gene Paul Quevedo, Kenan Virtucio, Kenneth Langga, Mark Edwin Tupas, Enrico Paringit 2018 Data Archiving and Distribution Component, DREAM/Phil-LiDAR 1 Program Rm 312-316, Juinio Hall, National Engineering Center, University of the Philippines,

Development Of Data Archiving And Distribution System For The Philippines' Lidar Program Using Object Storage Systems, Ken Abryl Eleazar Salanio, Carlo Santos, Ruby Magturo, Gene Paul Quevedo, Kenan Virtucio, Kenneth Langga, Mark Edwin Tupas, Enrico Paringit

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

The Philippines' Department of Science and Technology in collaboration with Higher Education Institutions, lead by the University of the Philippines, has embarked on a program for producing hazard maps on most major river systems in the Philippines. Realising the utility of LiDAR and its derived data sets, a concurrent program on resource assessment was also initiated, aimed to produce essential products that can be used in urban planning, resource planning, and other purposes these geospatial data might be able to provide. As a result, both programs produce immensely sizable datasets due for storage and distribution. Compiling them as one large ...


The Development Of Web3d-Based Open-Pit Mine Monitoring System, Se-Yul Kim, Dong-Gook Lee, Jung-Bin Lee, Byung-Jin Jang, Ji-Ho You, Hyun-Jik, Lee 2018 Dept. of Civil Engineering, Sangji University

The Development Of Web3d-Based Open-Pit Mine Monitoring System, Se-Yul Kim, Dong-Gook Lee, Jung-Bin Lee, Byung-Jin Jang, Ji-Ho You, Hyun-Jik, Lee

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

Large-scale open-pit mines are critical infrastructure for acquiring natural resources. However, this type of mine can experience environmental and safety problems during operations and thus requires continuous monitoring. In this study, a web three-dimensional(3D)-based monitoring system is constructed using geospatial information open platform and open-source geospatial information software which targets open-pit mines in Gangwon-do, Korea. The purpose is to develop a monitoring system of open-pit mines that enables any person to monitor the topographic and environmental changes caused by mine operations and to develop and restore the area’s ecology. Open-pit mines were classified into active or inactive ...


The Integration Of Heterogeneous Open Source Software To Develop An Urban Simulation Model, Donghan Kim 2018 Division of National Territorial Planning and Research Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements

The Integration Of Heterogeneous Open Source Software To Develop An Urban Simulation Model, Donghan Kim

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

Recent development of open source geospatial software offers new opportunities for the spatial analysis and urban modeling fields. The use of open source software enables analysts and modelers to build dedicated and advanced models through computer programing. However, many open source geospatial software usually provides building blocks for the static data management, analysis, and visualisation. Hence, development of dynamic simulation model with open source geospatial software is not yet fully fledged. The goals of this study are twofold. Firstly, it aims to develop a dynamic urban growth simulation model by using and integrating heterogeneous open source software. Secondly, by doing ...


Performance Analysis Of Mongodb Vs. Postgis/Postgresql Databases For Line Intersection And Point Containment Spatial Queries, sarthak agarwal, KS Rajan 2018 International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India

Performance Analysis Of Mongodb Vs. Postgis/Postgresql Databases For Line Intersection And Point Containment Spatial Queries, Sarthak Agarwal, Ks Rajan

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

Relational databases have been around for a long time and Spatial databases have exploited this feature for close to two decades. The recent past has seen the development of NoSQL non-relational databases, which are now being adopted for spatial object storage and handling too. And this is gaining ground in the context of increased shift towards GeoSpatial Web Services on both the Web and mobile platforms especially in the usercentric services, where there is a need to improve the query response time. While SQL databases face scalability and agility challenges and fail to take the advantage of the cheap memory ...


Generating Geospatial Footprints For Geoparsed Text From Crowdsourced Platial Data, Ahmad O. Aburizaiza, Matthew T. Rice, Michael F. Goodchild 2018 Department of Geography & Geoinformation Science, George Mason University

Generating Geospatial Footprints For Geoparsed Text From Crowdsourced Platial Data, Ahmad O. Aburizaiza, Matthew T. Rice, Michael F. Goodchild

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

The research paper reports on the generation of geospatial footprints from geoparsed text associated with geocrowdsourced platial data collected and stored in the George Mason University Geocrowdsourcing Testbed (GMU-GcT). The GMU-GcT facilitates study of social dynamics, quality assessment, data contribution patterns, and position validation for geocrowdsourced geo data, with a primary purpose of mapping transient obstacles and navigation hazards in a dynamic urban environment. This paper reports on the automated generation of spatial footprints using open-source software, and discusses the role of automated spatial footprints in quality assessment for automated position validation. A detailed, local gazetteer is used to store ...


A Comparison Of Image Aligning And Correcting Software With An Unmanned Aerial System, Kangsan Lee, Jinwoo Park, Jinmu Choi 2018 Department of Geography, Kyung Hee University

A Comparison Of Image Aligning And Correcting Software With An Unmanned Aerial System, Kangsan Lee, Jinwoo Park, Jinmu Choi

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

In the past few decades, many kinds of UAS for image acquisition have been developed. But software for image aligning and correcting is mostly high-cost commercial. This problem caused the cost-problem in using UAS. Nowadays, a variety of software, not only commercial but also open-source, provides powerful image processing tool. There are a number of software to support image processing. In this study,five popular programs are tested for comparison. The goal of this study is to compare popular open-source software based on the ease use, overall accuracy and processing time for chunk of images from UAS.


Dynamic Styling For Thematic Mapping, Simon Moncrieff, Elizabeth-Kate Gulland 2018 Department of Spatial Sciences, Curtin University

Dynamic Styling For Thematic Mapping, Simon Moncrieff, Elizabeth-Kate Gulland

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

Current web standards have facilitated the online production and publication of thematic maps as a useful aid to interpretation of spatial data and decision making. Patterns within the raw data can be highlighted with careful styling choices, which can be defined for online maps using tools such as Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) XML schema. Dynamic generation of maps and map styles extends their use beyond static publication and into exploration of data which may require multiple styles and visualisations for the same set of data. This paper explores the application of thematic styling options to online data, including mapping services ...


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