Mapping Noise in Mumbai and other Education GIS News
Students from two south Mumbai schools will record decibel levels during the upcoming festive season and post the figures on a social networking site to create a noise map of Mumbai.
As a onetime university professor of geography it is very heartening to see President Kenyatta highlighting the great importance of geography in the contemporary world (Kenya's geographical position compels us to look East for trade, The STANDARD on Saturday August 18, 2013).
The professor, Wayne Gearey, is senior vice president of location intelligence at Jones Lang LaSalle, a financial and real estate company, and has published research alongside professors from the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia and the University of Texas.
Students can expect real world examples on how geospatial information sciences, or GIS, relates to real estate. The course will focus on mapping geographic areas and choosing the best locations based on collected data, Gearey said.
Note reference on how Jack Dangermond privitized GIS in 1969.
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