shrug-l: Using GIS to Assist the Visually Impaired and Other Reads (1/2)

Tony Cooper tac10c at my.fsu.edu
Tue Nov 10 00:53:01 EST 2020


https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimfoerster/2020/03/13/hi-res-gis-weather-layers-are-essential-to-business-and-government/?sh=667a65222346
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Hi-Res GIS Weather Layers Are Essential To Business And Government<https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimfoerster/2020/03/13/hi-res-gis-weather-layers-are-essential-to-business-and-government/?sh=667a65222346>
Recent advancements both in the weather industry and in Geographic Information System mapping software are increasing the accuracy and timeliness of weather-driven business analytics.
www.forbes.com
https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/firemappers-track-quickly-spreading-wildfires/?adumkts=branding&aduc=email&adum=list&aduSF=newsletter&utm_Source=email&aduca=Esri_Globe_EML-li&adut=783188-322-Esri-Globe
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#FireMappers Volunteers Keep Tabs on Quickly Spreading Wildfires<https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/firemappers-track-quickly-spreading-wildfires/?adumkts=branding&aduc=email&adum=list&aduSF=newsletter&utm_Source=email&aduca=Esri_Globe_EML-li&adut=783188-322-Esri-Globe>
In the absence of a clearinghouse for fire alerts, volunteers verify and map reports to keep vulnerable populations informed.
www.esri.com
https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/mapping-apps-guide-demining-efforts/?adumkts=branding&aduc=email&adum=list&aduSF=newsletter&utm_Source=email&aduca=Esri_Globe_EML-li&adut=768140-289-Esri-Globe


[https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Mine_Detecting.jpg]<https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/mapping-apps-guide-demining-efforts/?adumkts=branding&aduc=email&adum=list&aduSF=newsletter&utm_Source=email&aduca=Esri_Globe_EML-li&adut=768140-289-Esri-Globe>
Remnants of War: Smart Maps Help Teams Locate and Remove Land Mines<https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/mapping-apps-guide-demining-efforts/?adumkts=branding&aduc=email&adum=list&aduSF=newsletter&utm_Source=email&aduca=Esri_Globe_EML-li&adut=768140-289-Esri-Globe>
Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) uses GIS, mapping apps, and trained dogs to improve the accuracy and efficiency of demining efforts.
www.esri.com
https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/navigating-visual-impairments/?adumkts=branding&aduc=email&adum=list&aduSF=newsletter&utm_Source=email&aduca=Esri_Globe_EML-li&adut=768140-289-Esri-Globe
[https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Navigating_PublicTransit.jpg]<https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/navigating-visual-impairments/?adumkts=branding&aduc=email&adum=list&aduSF=newsletter&utm_Source=email&aduca=Esri_Globe_EML-li&adut=768140-289-Esri-Globe>
Reveal: Empowering People with Visual Impairments to Navigate the World<https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/navigating-visual-impairments/?adumkts=branding&aduc=email&adum=list&aduSF=newsletter&utm_Source=email&aduca=Esri_Globe_EML-li&adut=768140-289-Esri-Globe>
Technologies such as GIS, machine learning, and assistive devices can help those with visual impairment better navigate the world.
www.esri.com
Tony
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