GeoDesign Summit Web Site Now Live

gdws“Advance the Pairing of GIS and Design

“Join us at the world’s first GeoDesign Summit January 6–8, 2010, at ESRI in Redlands, California. This is a pioneering gathering of professionals and academics involved in transforming technology, engineering, and planning in a rapidly changing world. And this is your chance to be part of the first generation of GeoDesign concepts, technologies, and tools which will advance how our global society approaches design.”

GIS for Climate Change Bibliography, Part 3: Renewable Energy

Assessing Economic Biomass Resource Potential for Bioenergy and Biobased Products

Wind Resources of the Western United States, 2007–2008 Edition

New Mexico Renewable Energy Resource Potential with Existing Energy Transmission Lines

Developing Wind Farms: Screening for Potential Sites

Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources

Renewable Energy Siting: Collocating Wind Energy and Ethanol Production in Kansas

Renewable Energy: GIS and the Science Behind Tapping Wind Power Offer Insight on the Resource’s Feasibility

Mapping the Solar Potential of Rooftops: Germany’s SUN-AREA Research Project Uses GIS

Assessing Economic Biomass Resources in California with GIS

GIS to Meet Renewable Energy Goals: Searching for Suitable Sites

GIS to Meet Renewable Energy Goals: Determining Resource Potential

GIS to Meet Renewable Energy Goals: Airflow Analysis for Wind Power

GIS to Meet Renewable Energy Goals: Attracting Renewable Investors

GIS to Meet Renewable Energy Goals: Environmental Impact Assessment of Proposed Wind Turbines

GIS to Meet Renewable Energy Goals: Economic and Government Considerations of Wind Resources

GIS—A Common Tool for Sustainable Wind Development

Impact of Future Wind Farm Development on the Avesnois Park Landscape

The Los Angeles County Solar Mapping Portal

Geothermal Map of North America, 2004

Development of the Biomass Energy Use Business Evaluation GIS Software

Siting a Solar Power Project

GIS-Based Renewable Resource Supply Curves for the ReEDS Model

GIS in Support of the Concentrating Solar Power Program

Micro-climate Solar Modeling over Complex Terrain

The Big Sky State Taps Wind Resources

Ethanol Buzz Fuels GIS Planning by Colonial Pipeline Company

Boston Showcases Solar Power Potential with Web GIS

Measuring the Economics of Biofuel Availability

Bibliographies in this series:

Quote of the Day

“What the world has now are new cities with young populations and old cities with old populations. How the dialogue between them plays out will determine much of the nature of the next half-century.”
–Stewart Brand

Map of the Day: Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources

…from the ESRI Map Book, Volume 24


“The Atlas of UK (United Kingdom) Marine Renewable Energy Resources stands as an example of an interactive data-management system, delivered across a range of GIS enabled formats: hard-copy maps, desktop application, and Web application. The range of delivery platforms has enabled the Renewables Atlas to become a highly regarded data resource outlining the potential opportunities within the UK marine renewable energy sector (tide, wind, and wave) for stakeholders and developers alike. The atlas now represents the most detailed regional description of potential marine energy resources in UK waters ever completed at a national scale and is being used to help guide policy and planning decisions for future site leasing rounds.

“Crown copyright. This project was commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.”

Web Map as Time Machine: An Ancient Story of Conquest is Heard Again

storymap_1…from the Fall 2009 issue of ArcUser

“Lienzos are maps that tell the story of a place. The story of the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan, one of the oldest of these maps, is being told on the Web 500 years after the events it records occurred. A responsive and intuitive Web site developed by the Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) and Geosistemas y Tecnología Avanzada, S.A. (Geosistec), ESRI’s distributor in Guatemala, using the recently implemented ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight, has made sharing this cartographic treasure with potentially millions around the world possible.

“For the peoples of Mesoamerica, place and past were inseparable. Lienzos not only recorded the details of a geographic location but also communicated what happened there in a form of mapping now described as historical cartography. Graphic symbols designate people, places, and dates while stylized images of plants, animals, rivers, roads, and other features indicate where the story took place.

“Lienzos were not meant to be studied silently by individuals but were performed aloud for groups by a narrator who brought to life the events shown on the map. The story was recited to audiences assembled at market days and other community gatherings.”

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