Again, I have been watching a documentary that made me think about sustainability and the cautious use of resources. The documentaries name is: “Planned Obsolescence Conspiracy” (video on Youtube).
In the documentary it was outlined that the first example of planned obsolescence originated from a cartel of light bulb producers […]
I recently attended the GI Forum 2012 Conference in Salzburg, Austria. The conferencen was organized by the Centre of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS) at the University of Salzburg, Institute of GIScience at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. It brought together over 1000 professionals and students in the geoinformatics. Presentations were delivered in two tracks: GIScience and Technology, and Learning […]
I have seen an interesting documentary this week, that analyses obesity and its sources in the USA. The documentary title was: “The weight of the nation” (you can watch parts also on Youtube). Two of the factors mentioned in the movie have been
Dr. Andrew Hunter, Ebrahim Poorazizi and Ehsan Mohammadi attended the 14th GEOIDE Annual Scientific Conference held in Quebec City from May 14-17, 2012. During that time, Dr. Hunter presented a progress report about what have been done in the first year of the PlanYourPlace project. Moreover, the first version of the PlanYourPlace platform (http://planyourplace.ca/elgg) has […]
Well, no news for 1 month. So, what happened? – Of course we haven’t been hanging out lazy in our academic chairs, but have been working on a couple of things; mainly in the past 2 months:
We started our community engagement with the Glamorgan Community in Calgary. We held a first workshop and […]
How could people have useful participation in the regional transportation planning?
With the development of geospatial services, Web GIS (Geospatial Information System) has progressed towards a service-oriented paradigm. Nowadays, geospatial services are widely used to support effectively the most common needs of geospatial information users, such as discovery, access, process, and visualization of geospatial datasets. The most commonly used services are Catalogue Service for Web (CSW), […]
TED Talk: The shareable future of cities by Alex Steffen
I have seen last week a talk by Dr. Kevin Anderson, the deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UK. He talked about when and how climate change may happen. Two forecasts that impressed me the most have been:
If we allow a change of […]