Menu

Reading Corner

Latest Story

Proceedings of the Academic Track at State of the Map 2021

31 Jul - 18:31 SAST

By A. Yair Grinberger, Jennings Anderson, Peter Mooney, Christina Ludwig and Marco Minghini

The “Proceedings of the Academic Track at State of the Map 2021” contains 9 papers which highlight three major themes in OpenStreetMap (OSM) research: data quality, the identity of contributors and the nature of their contributions, and the use of new approaches and techniques such as machine learning within OSM data use and production. These themes, especially the latter two, are also the subject of intense and sometimes heated discussions within the OSM mapping community where questions...

+ Read more

Public-Private Geospatial Collaborations: Exploring Potential Partnership Models

26 Jul - 12:00 SAST
The WGIC’s report assesses public-private-partnership (PPP) models for the geospatial industry.
+ Read more

Mapping for a Sustainable World

23 Jul - 11:19 SAST
This book offers guidelines for mapping geographic datasets related to the SDGs by introducing basic principles of map design and use, discussing established best practices and conventions, and explaining how different mapping techniques support...
+ Read more

Report: The State of Spatial Data Science in Enterprise 2020

20 Jul - 22:31 SAST
Carto invited hundreds of leaders from enterprise organisations globally to participate in the State of Spatial Data Science in Enterprise 2020 Survey to gain new insights on the status quo and what to expect...
+ Read more

Communicating With Data: The Art of Writing for Data Science

19 Jul - 14:42 SAST
“Communicating with Data” aims to help students and researchers write about their insights in a way that is both compelling and faithful to the data.
+ Read more

Report: State and Trends of Spatial Finance 2021

15 Jul - 17:28 SAST
The report examines the underlying technology advancements and market developments that make spatial finance an increasingly important proposition for financial institutions.
+ Read more

Data Model Storytelling

2 Jul - 22:02 SAST
Larry Burns considers how data models can be used with storytelling to bring people together to solve business problems, re-engineer business processes, forge agreements on data meanings, create new business opportunities, and promote data...
+ Read more

Report: Geospatial AI/ML applications and policies – A global perspective

13 Apr - 05:57 SAST
The report aims to inform governments and industry alike on the geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI) trends for the near-, mid- and long-term. Through the inputs from WGIC member companies and industry experts, areas of...
+ Read more

Resilient Communities Across Geographies

16 Feb - 22:02 SAST
This book examines the theory and application of different communities’ abilities to respond to and recover from unexpected, disruptive situations.
+ Read more

Paper: Bayesian statistics and modelling

3 Feb - 17:49 SAST
This paper describes the stages involved in Bayesian analysis, from specifying the prior and data models to deriving inference, model checking and refinement.
+ Read more

The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics

28 Jan - 22:02 SAST
Building on Volume 1, the latest book demonstrates how spatial statistical tools can be applied in a range of disciplines.
+ Read more

Time in Maps: From the Age of Discovery to Our Digital Era

20 Jan - 22:02 SAST
“Time in Maps: From the Age of Discovery to Our Digital Era” includes essays from nine prominent cartography scholars who explore over 500 years of world history through maps.
+ Read more

Geographical modelling of transit deserts in Cape Town

19 Jan - 12:50 SAST
by Marianne Vanderschuren, Robert Cameron, Alexandra Newlands and Herrie Schalekamp from the University of Cape Town In this open access article (available here), the authors apply work on transit deserts...
+ Read more

GIS for science: Applying mapping and spatial analytics (Vol. 2)

7 Dec - 22:27 SAST
The book accompanies with the website GISforScience.com, which provides collections of ArcGIS StoryMaps, apps, digital maps, and more. Links to learning pathways and blogs relate the practical use of GIS in each of the...
+ Read more

Spatial Finance: Challenges and Opportunities

3 Dec - 21:31 SAST
The paper outlines a possible taxonomy and hierarchy for spatial finance, showing how discrete forms of technology, approaches and data can be considered within a single consistent framework.
+ Read more

Climate and Nature Sovereign Index: Framework for a clear assessment of environmental risk

31 Jul - 12:26 SAST
The pilot Climate and Nature Sovereign Index (CNSI) is an important first step to harness the power of sovereign debt investing to help safeguard the natural world.
+ Read more