Geographic Information System databases

National Carbon Sequestration Database and Geographic Information System (NATCARB) The National Carbon Sequestration Database and Geographic Information System (NATCARB) is a geographic information system (GIS)-based tool developed to provide a view of carbon capture and storage (CCS) potential. NATCARB Schematic NATCARB Schematic (click image to enlarge)
The new interactive viewer shows disparate data (CO2 stationary sources, potential geologic CO2 storage formations, infrastructure, etc.) and analytical tools (pipeline measurement, storage resource estimation, cost estimation, etc.) required for addressing CCS deployment, providing all stakeholders with improved online tools for the display and analysis of CCS data. Distributed computing solutions link the RCSPs and other publically accessible repositories of geologic, geophysical, natural resource, infrastructure, and environmental data. NATCARB, a first effort at a national carbon cyberinfrastructure, assembles the data required to address the technical and policy related challenges of CCS.

NATCARB online access has been modified to address the broad needs of all users. It includes not only GIS and database query tools for the high-end technical user, but also simplified displays for the general public, employing readily available Web tools.

NATCARB organizes and enhances the critical information about CO2 stationary sources and develops the technology needed to access, query and model, analyze, display, and distribute CO2 storage resource data. Data are generated, maintained, and enhanced locally at each RCSP, or at specialized data warehouses and public servers (e.g., USGS-EROS Data Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], and the Geography Network), and assembled, accessed, and analyzed in real-time through a single geoportal.

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I graduated in applied math

by MarkTJS

Waste of a degree for directly finding a job (unless you're smart and unlazy -- I'm neither), but employers seemed to like the fact that I had the analytical foundation.
You can do programming (I'm a db programmer) or analysis, but it's best to get some experience in a particular field. A math degree alone isn't as good as a math degree with statistics, economics, accounting, business, biology (bioinformatics) for most of the jobs out there.
If I could do it all over again, I'd skip the applied math (physics), and do straight math with a minor in statistics. Then I would have learned some SAS.
-Mark

What's more valuable in computer industry?bioinf

by Jibberboosh

Hello,
I will be attending a new university [UCSC] starting this fall and since I have only 2 years left for my bachelors I need to come up with a game plan. Basically, it’s between getting a degree in computer science with a minor in bioinformatics, OR getting a degree in c.s. and then going straight for master. What do you think is valued more by the employers? If I go for the masters what concentration would be the best? I was thinking either system programming or multimedia. Same thing with a minor, what is in demand right now?
P.S. I know there are a lot of people who believe the computer science field is dead and all jobs are getting shipped off to India; assume that I’m not changing my major, simply because I’m a die-hard computer geek.
Thank you in advance.

And a cheesespread too!

by laserfrog

In practice, biotech jobs mostly involve the transfer of small volumes of water containing minor chemical contaminants precisely and accurately from one container into another.
Such jobs may also involve computer use and programming, public speaking, the reading and interpretation of research literature, writing, and the babysitting of electronic equipment and other hardware. A history degree could be good intellectual groundwork for a career in this field, given that 'biotech' grows out of the exploration of organisms that are essentially the outcomes and living records of millions of years of trial and error historical-biological events

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Although Geographic Information Systems mapping of the borough pinpoints all directional signs, it does not include all data needed to comply with the program. “They want to see off-sets, heights, directions, locations, all kinds of stuff,” Faas said.

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