Over the past two decades digital geographic information has become infused into many aspects of our lives. Such information is used, for example, to guide route selection, minimize the cost of delivering goods and services, support decisions about the management of limited resources, and investigate the spread of disease. Geoinformatics has emerged as a field of study that is focused on basic questions about the representation, acquisition, management, analysis and visualization of geographic information in computer-based environments. Furthermore, applied geoinformatics (in the form of geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing software) facilitates basic research into a wide variety of environmental and socioeconomic processes, such as non-point source pollution, global climate change, navigation, and public health. The growing importance of geoinformatics is evidenced by the proliferation of scientific and trade journals on the topic and the steadily increasing worldwide expenditures on geospatial technologies.
As the utility of digital geographic information has become generally recognized, the demand for scientists and practitioners who are professionally trained in related concepts, methods, and technologies has grown rapidly. In response to this demand, we introduced the Geoinformatics subtrack within the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics at thethe University of Iowa.
Anything new about stirling engines in Cal?
Looking for an update. Everything I find from google news is almost a year old. This is from the stirling engine deal with Southern Edison to build a 500MW plant outside of LA.
What geographical areas are best suited for a solar dish farm?
The southwest region of the United States is ideally suited for this. In fact, a solar farm 100 miles by 100 miles could satisfy 100% of the Americaâs annual electrical needs. Solar technology primarily addresses the peak power demands facing utility companies in the Southwest U.S. and other solar-rich areas.
The cost of living and job markets are better than the national average, but the best job strategy is not to go for averages, but look at your specific skills and experiences, figure out which careers that relates to, and then go to that geographical area:
technology - Silicon Valley
finance - New York
There are other factors to consider. How important are mountains? the ocean? good weather? I have met many midwesterners in Acapulco during the winter, and none ever told me
"I got to get back to Omaha. I just miss those snow covered plains."
4,000 Year Old Greenlander
WASHINGTON (Reuters) â Scientists have sequenced the DNA from four frozen hairs of a Greenlander who died 4,000 years ago in a study they say takes genetic technology into several new realms.
Surprisingly, the long-dead man appears to have originated in Siberia and is unrelated to modern Greenlanders, Morten Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues found.
"This provides evidence for a migration from Siberia into the New World some 5,500 years ago, independent of that giving rise to the modern Native Americans and Inuit," the researchers wrote in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature