Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) – Assisting conservationists worldwide through community involvement and for the conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage. Sanctuary Ecologically Significant Areas – Delineating remarkable, representative and/or sensitive marine habitats, communities and ecological processes as SESAs. Mammal Magnetic Alignment – Discovering how deer can sense magnetism through satellite image analysis and field observations of body alignments of deer beds in snow.
Commercial Establishments – Updating commercial establishment using gv SIG Mobile and a local databases. Supply Chain – Finding which supply chains are vulnerable to better plan for interruptions (Boundless Supply Chain) 159.
Integrated Freight Network Model – Integrating highly detailed information about shipping costs, transfer costs, traffic volumes and network interconnectivity properties in a GIS-based platform. Capital Projects – Listing all the capital projects with different stages of completion. Gravity Models – Determining the likelihood of customers patronizing a particular store based on the store’s proximity, competition, and other factors. Employee Travel Times – Modelling travel times in urban networks for employee travel times. Store Openings – Historicizing a company’s store openings. Foursquare – Recommending 50 million users search for restaurants, recommend bars, and check-in around the world with a Mapbox custom branded map. Infrastructure Expansion – Comparing historical data to current conditions with satellite data from Astro Digital. Data Analytics – Analyzing location-based information to reveal relationship between individuals, families, and communities, and the environment in which they live. Huff Model – Calculating sales potential based on the Huff Model – an interaction model measuring the probabilities of consumers at each origin location patronizing a new store instead of other stores. Consumer Profiling – Optimizing consumer profiling with location-based information on age, ethnicity, education, housing and more. Retail Customer Segmentation – Segmenting markets by customer prototypes to improve the effectiveness of campaigns. Buying Behavior – Correlating unthinkable variables like weather and location with buying behaviors to find sales opportunities. Retail Store Movement – Detailing how customers move through retail stores, what they bought, rejected and looked at. Real-Time Gas Prices – Crowdsourcing gas price updates at various gas stations on or along a route. Store Placement – Guiding the placement of new stores by studying disposable income, population, or other variables to best serve the population. NASA Earth Observatory – Exploring the causes and effects of climate change of our atmosphere, oceans, land and life through the use of satellite data. Climate Change Skeptics – Turning skeptics into believers.
Shannon’s H Diversity Index – Measuring mathematically species diversity and richness in a community. Microclimates – Analyzing exposure to sunlight with aspect data as an indication of microclimates and species occurrence. Topographic Ruggedness Index – Estimating terrain heterogeneity which is useful for predicting which habitats are used by species 294.
De-Extinction – Bringing extinct species back to life and marking their previous habitats – like the passenger pigeon from 5 billion birds to zero in a couple of decades. Sky View – Maximizing the portion of visible sky and understanding potential forest habitat. Frag Stats – Computing a wide variety of landscape metrics for categorical map patterns. Topographic Position Index – Classifying the landscape into slope position and land-form category 298.
Erosion-Productivity Impact Calculator (EPIC) – Prioritizing cropland conservation program implementations through “Model Simulation of Soil Loss, Nutrient Loss, and Change in Soil Organic Carbon Associated with Crop Production”. Agriculture Capability – Classifying the varying potential for agricultural production using the Canadian Land Inventory. Ranch Pasture Management – Collecting soils types, fence lines, roads and other data for better management for more meaningful reports and maps. Agricultural Pollution – Quantifying the impacts on climate and the environment from agricultural pollution. Agriculture Revenue – Determining the Effective Opportunity Cost relating to deforestation and potential agricultural revenue with IDRISI Ge OSIRIS for REDD. Irrigation – Capturing irrigation infrastructure for land management decisions more than two-thirds of the world’s freshwater withdrawals are for irrigating crops. Farm Preservation – Establishing farm priority zones by analyzing the local farming landscape and constructing criteria for high-quality farming areas. Versatile Soil Moisture Budget – Simulating soil moisture conditions of cropland areas taking into account evapotranspiration, rainfall, runoff and other factors. Drought – Minimizing the impact of drought by analyzing the spatial distribution of rainfall and real-time sensors like SMAP, SMOS and synthetic aperture radar. Crop Scape – Estimating acreage of crop types and spatial distribution using satellite imagery with National Agricultural Statistics Services. Crop Forecasting – Predicting crop yields using NDVI, weather, soil moisture, soil types and other parameters. Organic Farming – Managing various sources of data for organic farming permits including tillage history, field inputs, crop rotations, and pest management measures on a field-by-field basis. Agricultural Non-Point Source (AGNPS) Model – Predicting the effects of agriculture on water quality using Agricultural Non-Point Source pollution model in Map Window 31. Lost Cities – Revealing lost cities in the ground and their forgotten past using ground penetrating radar and infrared sensors. Archaeological Survey – Tackling a huge problem archaeologists face every day – collecting physical locations of their excavation findings from a wealth of sites. Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities – Recording, monitoring, and protecting archaeological sites to avoid impacting, factor cost for site mitigation – developed by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the World Monuments Fund (WMF). Geographic Text Analysis – Incorporating a semi-automated exploration of large written texts combining Natural Language Processing techniques, Corpus Linguistics and GIS. QGIS Archaeology Tools – Computerizing the archaeological community with their record keeping with the py Arch Init QGIS plugin. Mediterranean Landscape Dynamics – Modeling surface process change and landscape evolution to better understand the long-term interactions of humans and landscapes in the Mediterranean using GRASS GIS. Preliminary Site Investigation – Searching ancient maps for buildings, cemeteries, roads and fences as these sites present important clues to archaeological sites. Stone Tools – Characterizing geographic features suitable for making stone tools and clay pottery such as lithic materials, water resources, stream hydrology with geologic controls like bedrock outcrops and drainage basin floodplains. Viewshed – Scoping out a site by determining what is within eyesight considering all prehistoric conditions associated to that viewshed. Archaeological Site Prediction – Connecting favorable slope, aspect, geology, hydrology and distance to water using the Multiple Criteria Evaluation (MCE) to predict archaeological sites. Cultural Heritage Inventory – Customizing and deploying the collection of cultural heritage field observations with open source geospatial software Arches.
Drainage Ditches – Tracing farm field drainage lines using stereo imagery in Micro Images TNTMips. Length of Growing Period – Meeting the full evapotranspiration demands of crops when average temperatures are greater or equal to 5°C and precipitation plus moisture store in the soil exceed half the potential evapotranspiration. Asteroids – Gazing the sky and tracking asteroids with NASA’s bolide events map. Mapping Mars with MOLA – Start mapping a whole entire new planet using NASA’s MOLA. Mars Terrain – Going for a spin on the rugged terrain of Mars using data captured by the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) instrument on the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS). Mars Rover Landing – Examining how to landing the Mars Rover safely with operations criteria including latitude for solar power, soil softness, slopes using laser altimetry, dustiness, rockiness and a landing footprint. Water Flow on Mars – Hillshading the Mars Digital Elevation Model to augment legibility and understand where rivers may have flowed and oceans flourished. Satellite Orbits – Gazing the sky for satellites and even programming satellites for image acquisition. Magnetic Fields – Investigating magnetic field lines in 3D with international geomagnetic field maps. Astrogeology – Delivering planetary mapping to the international science community in public domain – from planetary topology to lunar geology. UFO Sightings – Speculating UFO sightings with proportional symbols with over 90,000 reports dating back to 1905. Light Pollution – Recognizing the artificial light introduced by humans in the night sky and how it interferes with the observation of stars. Mars in Google Earth – Searching for Martian landmarks with Google Earth’s “Live from Mars” layer. International Space Station – Tracking the real-time location of the International Space Station (ISS) in Arc GIS Online Data. Venus – Mapping the altimetry, shaded relief and geology of Venus. Magnetic Declination – Positioning with the magnetic declination, a varying angle from a true geographic north using NOAA National Geophysical Data Center 2015 data and the Magnetic Declination QGIS Plugin. Gravity Anomaly – Understanding our Earth’s gravity by mapping the unusual concentrations of mass in a different regions on Earth. NASA Visible Earth – Cataloging images and animations of our home planet in the electromagnetic spectrum from various sensors. (Arches Heritage Inventory & Management System) 62.Supply and Demand – Identifying under-served areas and analyzing your competitor’s market. Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) – Fulfilling the obligations to loan in areas with particular attention to low- and moderate-income households – using GIS to understand spatial demographics. Mobile Banking – Capturing locations where existing mobile transaction occur and assisting in mobile security infrastructure. Fleet Management – Staying in route and solving scheduling problems with fleet management. Augmented Reality – Augmenting reality with commercial use in mind – such as advertising and restaurant reviews. Direct Marketing – Revitalizing selling strategies by reaching out to customers directly with locational intelligence. Drive-Time Analysis – Determining a trade area based on how long a customer must drive to get to the store – factoring in street speed limits, traffic volumes, and other impedance. Internet of Things – Improving efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit through a network of physical objects such as devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange information with one another. Market Share Analysis – Optimizing the locations of facilities so the allocated demand is maximized in the presence of competitors using tools like location-allocation in Arc GIS. Nearest Location – Resolving the nearest gas station, restaurants or coffee shop using GPS-based positioning and geocoded business data. Property Appraisal – Appraising residential properties using Census data and finding your property online through interactive property assessment viewers. Internet Geocoding – Mapping and analyzing user generated geocoded data to get a glimpse of what internet users (in the aggregate) think about particular places. Geocoding Businesses – Pinpointing anything to everything from restaurants, banks and donut shops with a list of addresses. Reverse Geocoding – Geocoding in reverse; taking locations from a map and listing their addresses. Daytime Population – Marketing products effectively with detailed daytime population demographics for an area reflecting who works in that area as opposed to residential demographics. Local Advertising – Advertising through social, local and mobile mediums through location and making presence more known. Tax Havens – Sheltering tax through tax havens then putting it all on a map. Geo Branding – Increasing credibility and increasing sales with prospective clients, vendors and media by conveying complex data to increase sales. Desire Lines – Plotting desire lines showing stores that serves customers.(Origin and Destination – QGIS Oursins Plugin) 157.Global Ecology Land Units – Characterizing distinct physical environments and associated land cover of global ecosystems (USGS). Biogeography – Studying ecosystems in geographic space and through (geological) time along geographic gradients of latitude, elevation, isolation and habitat area. Species Modelling – Running the Maximum Entropy Model (MAXENT).(QGIS Species Distribution Modelling (QSDM) plugin) 301.(Forensic GIS – The Role of Geospatial Technologies for Investigating Crime and Providing Evidence) 203. First Response – Getting to a crime scene quicker with all the critical information needed in the field. Traffic Violations – Collecting and mapping traffic incident to assess if units should be spread out or concentrated in certain locations. Open Air Drug Markets – Uncovering relationship between crimes and the location of open air drug markets based on analogous crimes throughout other communities 212.