More than 5 million People in Vietnam to Benefit from New WB-Financed RS & WS Program

More than 5 million people living in the poorest rural and mountainous areas of Vietnam are expected to benefit from improved access to sanitation and water supply, thanks to a $200 million credit approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. The funding supports the Results-based Scaling up Rural Sanitation and Water Supply Program, which aims to provide better water supply to 255,000 households and improve sanitation and water supply facilities at 2,720 schools and clinics in 21 provinces in the […]

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Mapping Vietnam’s Poverty Indicators by WB

The WB just launched the new MapVietnam website at www.worldbank.org/mapvietnam/ which provides access to socioeconomic data at the province and district level in both English and Vietnamese. The site is intended to be a resource for journalists, policymakers, researchers, and citizens looking for information on social and economic situations at a local level. The maps illustrate Vietnam’s wide diversity, which can be lost in aggregate statistics. It is available in both English and Vietnamese. Most of the information on the site […]

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ArcGIS Earth Beta released!

ArcGIS Earth is a desktop-based viewer that enables anyone in the enterprise to rapidly open and work with 3D and 2D map data displayed on the globe. ArcGIS Earth can read Esri services and shapefiles and open standard formats (KML, KMZ). Users can display data and access popups with links and images, email and print map images, and launch the app from email or a file browser. ArcGIS Earth is fully integrated with the ArcGIS platform so you can work […]

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Web GIS: A Mission-Critical Technology for Emergency Management

For years, GIS has been an important tool for improving situational awareness, especially in emergency preparedness and response. During a crisis, having a clear, real-time understanding of the situation as it unfolds is critical for making decisions that help save lives. The challenge for decision makers has always been to acquire and analyze meaningful information so they can make timely and informed decisions. GIS – with its capacity to mash up and visualize multiple datasets in a single platform – […]

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GIS Day: For Kids and Grown Geogeeks

Geography can be applied to everything that can be understood. But the world isn’t being understood quickly enough to keep pace with the sustainability challenges of a growing population. That is why GIS Day, happening this year on November 18, is so crucial. On and around this day, advocates of geography as a powerful extension of science and governance evangelize the wonders of geospatial technology, showing how GIS is the platform that enables geography to radiate more widely into the […]

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Policy Makers Increasingly Use ArcGIS Online to Understand, Explain Issues

The highest levels of government are using ArcGIS Online to better inform decision making and more effectively communicate with the public. In addition to making ArcGIS a cornerstone of several important policy plans, the White House now frequently uses Esri Story Map apps to more clearly explain government issues. Likewise, a growing number of legislators in US Congress are using online web maps to communicate with constituents about matters that affect their districts. The White House social media team uses […]

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How BI is going visual

Spatial analysis can help businesses advance their business intelligence strategy to gain actionable real-time and future planning insight Data in itself has little value other than as fuel for analytics that reveal actionable insight. In turn that drives change and optimisation to enable an organisation to achieve its KPIs. Consequently organisations, no matter how large or small, are constantly being told to be smart with their data. Over time this message has finally sunk in, and many are now using […]

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AppStudio for ArcGIS: A New Platform for Building Native Apps

ArcGIS users can now easily build native apps that run on any device using AppStudio for ArcGIS, a groundbreaking tool from Esri. Build an app once, and it runs on Android, iOS, Windows, OS X, and Linux devices. Already using ArcGIS? Convert your maps directly into native apps that are ready to use. These beautiful, simple native GIS apps can be shared with the public through all popular app stores or securely within an enterprise. Expand Your Reach Companies and […]

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The ArcGIS Book: 10 Big Ideas about Applying Geography to Your World

Explore ten “big ideas” that encapsulate the technological and social trends that have pushed geographic information systems (GIS) onto the Internet in a significant way. See how to apply these ideas to your own world. Open your eyes to what is now possible with Web GIS, and put the technology and deep data resources in your hands via the Quickstarts and Learn ArcGIS lessons that are included in each chapter. 10 Ideas is mentioned in this book Maps, the Web and […]

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Big data and mapping – a potent combination

Businesses and organisations are learning the power of bringing together data and geographical context For many organisations and businesses, big data is an integral part of their information strategy, to help drive operational efficiencies and competitive advantage. In increasingly competitive markets and with heightened efficiency and cost-cutting demands on the public sector, it is vital that organisations give users the right tools to support big data in context of the 5Vs: volume, velocity, variety, veracity and value. This presents a […]

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