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Understanding Tourism Dynamics Using Gis And Forecasting Model In Banswara District, Rajasthan, India, Viranch N. Dave, Mudit D. Mankad, Ami U. Rawal 2023 The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Understanding Tourism Dynamics Using Gis And Forecasting Model In Banswara District, Rajasthan, India, Viranch N. Dave, Mudit D. Mankad, Ami U. Rawal

Journal of Tourism Insights

Understanding the tourism dynamics of an area involves a rigorous literature review, interviewing the local people and experts, and visiting the sites. This also involves getting acquainted with the transport network of the area to know about the accessibility to the tourism destination, which ultimately helps in preparing a suitable plan for tourism development by creating tourist circuits. Forecasting tourism demand with the help of past data helps put a better picture in front of planners and administration so they can plan more efficiently. Thus, a proper understanding of tourism dynamics requires a holistic vision. The present study tried to …


Yellowstone Harvest Festival, Livingston, Montana, Ava Worbets, Hunter Tillman, Megan Schultz 2023 University of Montana, Missoula

Yellowstone Harvest Festival, Livingston, Montana, Ava Worbets, Hunter Tillman, Megan Schultz

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

attendees of the Yellowstone Harvest Festival. Surveys were implemented on site during the event. A total of 78 event attendees participated in the survey. Results show that 81% of respondents were residents of Montana and of those Montana residents, 33% were from Park County. Out-of-county respondents spent an average of 3.55 nights away from home. Of those nights, an average of 2.46 of those nights were in Livingston and 3.50 nights in other nearby locations. Respondents to the survey reported a total spending of $18,134 in the Livingston/Park County area. Results provide event organizers and Explore Livingston with useful data …


The Event At Rebecca Farm 2023, Kalispell, Montana, Ava Worbets, Hunter Tillman, Megan Schultz 2023 University of Montana, Missoula

The Event At Rebecca Farm 2023, Kalispell, Montana, Ava Worbets, Hunter Tillman, Megan Schultz

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This study was conducted for Rebecca Farm to provide insight into the characteristics of attendees to the twentysecond annual The Event at Rebecca Farm. Paper surveys were completed by 158 attendees of the event. Results show that 41% of attendees were residents of Flathead Country and 59% came from outside of Flathead County. Visitors spent an average of 6.55 nights in the Flathead Valley area. People spent the most money ($96,336) on accommodations (hotel/motel/B&B/rental cabin/home), followed by restaurants/bars ($21,265), then the Rebecca Farm Trade Fair ($17,126). Respondents to the survey reported total spending of $199,471 in the Flathead Valley. Results …


Agricultural Groundcover Update October 2023, Justin Laycock 2023 Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia

Agricultural Groundcover Update October 2023, Justin Laycock

Natural resources published reports

Summary

  • About 98% of the grainbelt had adequate vegetative groundcover (more than 50%) to prevent wind erosion in October 2023. This amount of groundcover is normal at the end of spring and pre-harvest in most areas.
  • There was a larger than average area with 51–60% groundcover, and groundcover in these areas is expected to reduce over summer to below 50%.
  • About 2% of the grainbelt (293,000 ha) had less than 50% groundcover, which is inadequate to prevent wind erosion. Mullewa to Morawa Ag Soil Zone had the highest risk of wind erosion and 8% of this farmland had inadequate groundcover. …


Portland’S Response To The Western North American Heatwave: A Brief Report, Athanasios Burlotos, Caleb Dresser, Vivek Shandas 2023 Boston University

Portland’S Response To The Western North American Heatwave: A Brief Report, Athanasios Burlotos, Caleb Dresser, Vivek Shandas

Geography Faculty Publications and Presentations

Background:

In June of 2021, a heatwave resulted in high mortality across the Pacific Northwest region. The city of Portland, Oregon, had many advantages: emergency response personnel, science-based policies, political support for climate change adaptation, and collaboration among municipal, county, state, and federal authorities. Though the city’s response likely prevented many deaths, heat-related mortality was high.

Methods:

This study presents a retrospective case analysis of the 2021 Western North American Heatwave in Portland, Oregon. Specifically, the study examines the limitations of current heatwave response paradigms by means of a narrative review of the heatwave response and impacts.

Results:

Most deaths …


Subseasonal Clustering Of Atmospheric Rivers Over The Western United States, Emily Slinskey, Paul Loikith, Naomi Goldenson, Jesse Norris, Jesse Hall 2023 University of California Los Angeles

Subseasonal Clustering Of Atmospheric Rivers Over The Western United States, Emily Slinskey, Paul Loikith, Naomi Goldenson, Jesse Norris, Jesse Hall

Geography Faculty Publications and Presentations

The serial occurrence of atmospheric rivers (ARs) along the US West Coast can lead to prolonged and exacerbated hydrologic impacts, threatening flood-control and water-supply infrastructure due to soil saturation and diminished recovery time between storms. Here a statistical approach for quantifying subseasonal temporal clustering among extreme events is applied to a 41-year (1979–2019) wintertime AR catalog across the western United States (US). Observed AR occurrence, compared against a randomly distributed AR timeseries with the same average event density, reveals temporal clustering at a greater-than-random rate across the western US with a distinct geographical pattern. Compared to the Pacific Northwest, significant …


Fade Event Explores The Digital Future Of Arts Festivals, Enya Moore Dr 2023 Technological University Dublin

Fade Event Explores The Digital Future Of Arts Festivals, Enya Moore Dr

Other resources

On September 14th 2023, stakeholders from Dublin's festival community, including representatives from the Arts Council, the Department of Rural and Community Development, and the Dublin City Arts Office, participated in a public engagement event at TU Dublin's Grangegorman campus. Entitled Festivals, Audiences and the Digital Experience (FADE), named after an ongoing research project of the same name, the event explored the intersection of creativity, technology and community at the heart of festival making in Dublin. The event formed part of the 'Revealing Grangegorman' series, a programme organized by TU Dublin to celebrate the campus and its infrastructural growth during the …


What Does Chatgpt Know About Toponyms When Looking At Maps In Geog 161?, Douglas C. Munski 2023 University of North Dakota

What Does Chatgpt Know About Toponyms When Looking At Maps In Geog 161?, Douglas C. Munski

AI Assignment Library

Differentiating between real and imaginary places on a map is not necessarily a strength of undergraduates--or ChatGPT--in a basic world regional geography course. Using a video, The 15 Countries that people think are FAKE, as a launching tool, students undertake an exercise in determining which places are real.


Metro Migration In The Mountain West, 2018-2021, Saha Salahi, Zachary Billot, Caitlin J. Saladino, William E. Brown Jr. 2023 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Metro Migration In The Mountain West, 2018-2021, Saha Salahi, Zachary Billot, Caitlin J. Saladino, William E. Brown Jr.

Demography

This fact sheet examines the annual population changes from international migration and net domestic immigration in Mountain West metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) with populations exceeding 1 million from 2018 to 2021. This fact sheet includes U.S. Census data as reported in the Brookings Institution report, “New census data shows a huge spike in movement out of the big metro areas during the pandemic” by William H. Frey.


Quantifying The Effectiveness Of Night Vision Detection: A Comparative Study Of Visible Light, Night Vision, And Thermal Images, Feng Yeh 2023 University of South Florida

Quantifying The Effectiveness Of Night Vision Detection: A Comparative Study Of Visible Light, Night Vision, And Thermal Images, Feng Yeh

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This research presents a comprehensive assessment of night vision goggles and thermal imagers, with a particular emphasis on their performance under a wide range of environmental and temporal conditions. Field testing of these devices was carried out across diverse settings, including daytime, nighttime, and different environmental temperatures. Key evaluation metrics, such as contrast, recognition distance, and image clarity, were employed to assess device performance.The findings reveal that while night vision goggles maintain consistent performance across various conditions, their image clarity and contrast are influenced by the recognition distance. Conversely, thermal imagers excel in cooler environments, successfully highlighting target objects, yet …


Volume 63-3 Complete Issue, Casey D. Allen 2023 The University of the West Indies

Volume 63-3 Complete Issue, Casey D. Allen

The Geographical Bulletin

The complete issue of Volume 63, Issue 3, originally uploaded to Gamma Theta Upsilon Novemeber 2022


Gis-Based Spatial Analysis Of Population Density In Kuwait, 1957 To 2020, Nayef Alghais, Saad Algharib 2023 Kuwait Unversity

Gis-Based Spatial Analysis Of Population Density In Kuwait, 1957 To 2020, Nayef Alghais, Saad Algharib

The Geographical Bulletin

Population density is among the most insightful demographical metrics for urban planners, land developers and researchers in the geography sector. In this article, a Geographical Information System (GIS) framework is designed to study the spatial and temporal population density trends and investigate whether any notable patterns may be attributed to the socioeconomic factors prevalent in each period. The methodology involves collecting spatial population data over time and using GIS to overlay the population density changes against various socioeconomic parameters in Kuwait. The results indicate that the population density is strongly correlated to the national and international economic and political conditions …


Cover, Forewards, And Editor Note, Casey D. Allen 2023 The University of the West Indies

Cover, Forewards, And Editor Note, Casey D. Allen

The Geographical Bulletin

Volume 63-3 Cover, Forewords, Table of Contents, and Note from the Editor


Aerosol Concentration And Atmospheric Conditions: A Case Study At Granite Island, Michigan, Elizabeth Hoffmann, Fred Denn, Bryan Fabbri, Susy S. Ziegler 2023 Nothern Michigan University

Aerosol Concentration And Atmospheric Conditions: A Case Study At Granite Island, Michigan, Elizabeth Hoffmann, Fred Denn, Bryan Fabbri, Susy S. Ziegler

The Geographical Bulletin

The Granite Island Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) location became a new ground-based remote sensing aerosol site in 2018, and is the first site to collect aerosol data in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula using a Cimel sun photometer. The purpose of this study was to analyze the first complete year (2019) of AERONET data collected at Granite Island, Michigan, and to seek explanations for sudden increases in aerosol optical depth (AOD) values. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite imagery, solar irradiance data, and meteorological data were used in conjunction with AERONET data for further validation. Granite Island had fairly low AOD …


Examining The Perspectives Of Practitioners And Educators Toward A Geospatial Competency Matrix: A Q Methodology Approach, Rodney D. Jackson, Thomas R. Mueller 2023 East Carolina University

Examining The Perspectives Of Practitioners And Educators Toward A Geospatial Competency Matrix: A Q Methodology Approach, Rodney D. Jackson, Thomas R. Mueller

The Geographical Bulletin

This study intended to provide insight into geospatial practitioners’ and educators’ viewpoints toward the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence (GeoTech Center) Geospatial Competency Matrix. These viewpoints are significant since educators and business professionals use workplace competencies for curriculum development, professional certification, and defining workforce requirements. The research question sought to determine the viewpoints toward the geospatial competencies and provides the field an understanding of how practitioners perceive these competency statements. Seventy participants sorted 72 cards (with Geospatial Competency Matrix Statements) on a scale of -6 to 6 and completed two short surveys with demographic and open-ended questions. The data …


“Leaves From My Journal”: William T. Beatty’S Civil War Account Of The 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, H. Jason Combs, Tate Combs, Paul R. Burger 2023 University of Nebraska-Kearney

“Leaves From My Journal”: William T. Beatty’S Civil War Account Of The 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, H. Jason Combs, Tate Combs, Paul R. Burger

The Geographical Bulletin

During his time in service, Beatty kept a journal and meticulously recorded dates and key events, though Beatty was not unique in doing so, as diaries, journals, and letters were essential correspondence during the Civil War (Maness and Combs 2010). However, Beatty, who moved to Gibbon, Nebraska following the war in 1872, later shared his original journal entries which were reprinted in the Buffalo County Beacon (Gibbon, Nebraska’s newspaper). Over the course of thirty-three newspaper articles – running from February 1, 1883 to September 21, 1883 – Beatty provided his personal account in the Buffalo County Beacon and referred to …


Of Revolution Or Postcoloniality? Identity Practices Of Algerian Immigrants And Their Descendants In France, Elizabeth Nelson 2023 Kennesaw State University

Of Revolution Or Postcoloniality? Identity Practices Of Algerian Immigrants And Their Descendants In France, Elizabeth Nelson

The Geographical Bulletin

Using qualitative research techniques, this article demonstrates how colonial memory and postcolonial dynamics permeate the everyday lives and encounters of Algerian-origin people in France and inform the ways they conceive of, and experience, social membership and belonging. This work investigates what it means to be a racialized minority in a postcolonial context and to learn and experience the boundaries of ‘Frenchness’ and ‘Algerianness.’ It is based on the narratives of Algerian immigrants who have migrated to Paris, France and their French-born children. The empirical evidence highlights how Algerian immigrants and their descendants encounter and structure their interactions with French society. …


Complex Impacts Of Wars On Global Sustainable Development In A Metacoupled World, Qutu Jiang, Zhenci Xu, Yuanzheng Cui, Jianguo Liu 2023 The University of Hong Kong

Complex Impacts Of Wars On Global Sustainable Development In A Metacoupled World, Qutu Jiang, Zhenci Xu, Yuanzheng Cui, Jianguo Liu

I-GUIDE Forum

Wars and armed conflicts have had profound impacts on local and global sustainable development in an interconnected world. However, evidence on the impacts of wars is fragmented and little attention has been paid to the impacts on the 17 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a unifying framework for achieving global sustainable development. This perspective synthesizes the scattered information to provide a holistic analysis and highlight the applications of remote sensing in assessing the impacts of wars on global sustainable development in a metacoupling world. Wars have complex impacts on all 17 SDGs, which cascade beyond conflict zones and spillover to …


Streamlined Hpc Environments With Cvmfs And Cybergis-Compute, Alexander C. Michels, Mit Kotak, Anand Padmanabhan, Shaowen Wang 2023 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Streamlined Hpc Environments With Cvmfs And Cybergis-Compute, Alexander C. Michels, Mit Kotak, Anand Padmanabhan, Shaowen Wang

I-GUIDE Forum

High-Performance Computing (HPC) resources provide the potential for complex, large-scale modeling and analysis, fueling scientific progress over the last few decades, but these advances are not equally distributed across disciplines. Those in computational disciplines are often trained to have the necessary technical skills to utilize HPC (e.g. familiarity with the terminal), but many disciplines face technical hurdles when trying to apply HPC resources to their work. This unequal familiarity with HPC is increasingly a problem as cross-discipline teams work to tackle critical interdisciplinary issues like climate change and sustainability. CyberGIS-Compute is middle-ware designed to democratize to HPC services with the …


Decentralized Infrastructure For Reproducible And Replicable Geographical Science, Joseph Holler, Peter Kedron 2023 Middlebury College

Decentralized Infrastructure For Reproducible And Replicable Geographical Science, Joseph Holler, Peter Kedron

I-GUIDE Forum

The I-GUIDE cyberinfrastructure project for convergence science is a leading example of the possibilities the geospatial data revolution holds for scientific discovery. However, rapidly expanding access to increasingly complex data sources and methods of computational analysis also presents a challenge to the research community. With more data and more potential analyses, researchers face the possibility of jeopardizing the inferential power of convergence research with selection bias. Well-designed infrastructure that can flexibly guide researchers as they record and track decisions in their research designs opens a path to mitigating this problem, while also expanding the reproducibility and replicability of research. Much …


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