Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has received $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to advance data training resources available in Illinois through statewide collaborations.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Oct. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As the food and agricultural sector, like many industries, becomes progressively more reliant on data and digital technologies, the development of a highly-trained data-savvy workforce is critical. To meet that need, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has received $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to advance data training resources available in Illinois through statewide collaborations.
The project, "Crossing the Digital Divide: Creating a Data-Savvy Workforce with Open Source Data Training Resources and Novel Industrial Credentialing Programs," received one of 19 NIFA Agricultural Workforce Training grants totaling $9.44 million. Through collaborations with community workforce partners, industry stakeholders, and 2- and 4-year colleges, the project will support the training of a data-driven food and agricultural workforce across the State of Illinois and in the St. Louis Metro Area.
Multiple institutional and industry collaborators will help advance this initiative, including SIUE's GeoMARC, SIUE's Office of Online Services and Educational Outreach (OSEO), Illinois State University's (ISU) Department of Agronomy, the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department Workforce Development Group, the Madison County Employment...
ESRI has released ArcGIS 10.4 and an updated edition of GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook.
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Press Capabilities To Be Highlighted on Panel At Business Technology Leadership Forum to Combat Human Trafficking
Feb 22, 2016 - Ryan Paterson, CEO of IST Research, will join a panel of speakers at the Business Technology Leadership Forum to Combat Human Trafficking to discuss the press platform and its strength in conducting human trafficking due diligence process for supply chains. The event is sponsored by the United Way and Sabre.
Over the last year, more and more business leaders have become increasingly aware of how closely their own supply chains are tied to those of human traffickers around the world. With few exceptions, those who find out have developed a deep commitment to ridding these practices from their corporate footprint.
This Thursday, Paterson will join other leaders in the fight against human trafficking as a speaker at the Business Technology Leadership Forum to Combat Human Trafficking, which is taking place in San Francisco.
This event is an ideal opportunity for business leaders and executives to learn about the latest technological developments in the fight against human trafficking. In addition, attendees will gain insight as to how these practices can be eliminated from within their own supply chains and within the communities they serve.
"I will be presenting IST's work on our press platform." Press...
Redlands, Calif.--February 22, 2016 -GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook, published by Esri, will help experienced geographic information system (GIS) software users hone their spatial analysis skills using completo ArcGIS Esri technology.
GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook includes
step-by-step exercises that teach readers important analysis skills.
The fourth edition of this workbook, updated for ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop or later versions of the software, step-by-step includes exercises that teach readers important analysis skills. Early exercises teach how to map and analyze location data to determine quantities (e.g., rainfall amounts) and densities (e.g., population density per census block or crime density per square mile). Other exercises focus on how to analyze relationships among data sets, find what's nearby, map change in location and magnitude, percentage change in values, measure geographic distribution map, analyze patterns, identify clusters, and do hot-spot analysis.
David W. Allen author emphasizes the importance of using spatial analysis to bring the "big picture" into view. "Spatial analysis involves the problem-solving aspect of GIS," says Allen, the GIS manager for the City of Euless, Texas, and GIS instructor at Tarrant County College. "The tools are basic-buffers, overlays, selections-but when combined in a particular sequence, they can reveal things about the data that can not be seen in a spreadsheet or chart."
Global geospatial intelligence event offers unparalleled education, training, and networking opportunities
Herndon, VA. (Feb.22, 2016)- The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) opened registrationandfor its housing 2016 GEOINT Symposium, which will take place May 15-18 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The theme of this year's Symposium is " The GEOINT Revolution"-in recognition of the advent and confluence of multiple technologies advancing geospatial intelligence and promoting its ubiquity.
TheGEOINT Symposium is hosted annually by USGIF and offers the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities and other federal civil and GEOINT users and producers the opportunity to learn from senior leadersthrough an exciting agenda of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and breakout tracks. GEOINT 2016 will feature an extensive exhibit hall with more than 200 organizationsalready registered to showcase new technologies, solutions, andservices. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are still available.
USGIF has confirmed four 2016 GEOINT keynote speakersto give you: Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA); ParagKhanna, TED speaker, global strategist, managing partner of Hybrid Reality, and author; Dr. Suzette Kimball, director of the U.S. Geological Survey; and The Honourable Marcel Lettre, under secretary of defense for intelligence.
New YellowScan Surveyor: World's lightest and most accurate LiDAR solution for Civil Engineering & Mining professionals
Denver, CO, USA - February 22, 2016 -YellowScan is pleased to announce the global launch of its new UAS LiDAR surveying solution with highest accuracy and most be geo-referenced point cloud data:
3cm accuracy - 300 000 shots/s - 1.5 kg
R & D development for the YellowScan Surveyor solution started in early 2015 with the same philosophy and technology foundation that has made the YellowScan Mapper so successful. With a robust and fully integrated system designed to meet the needs of the most demanding professionals and terrain survey, YellowScan Surveyor is quickly and easily adapted to any drone, generating data when and where you need it.
I team has carefully selected and deployed the best high end components for unparalleled performance; for example, the Applanix APX15 GNSS-Inertial board single solution chosen for its highly accurate position and orientation solution for direct geo-referencing.
The YellowScan Surveyor does not replace the YellowScan Mapper, but complements the YellowScan product family with a solution ideally suited for precise topography and demanding requirements for civil engineering and mining applications.
YellowScan will demonstrate its ultralight aerial LiDAR scanning system in Denver-USA on the 25 February in partnership with Juniper Unmanned. The YellowScan will be flown by Aerospace press on their steam UAS. Register here for the 25th 
All facets of mining increasingly rely on capturing and using quality data. Effective data management and analysis improves production and increases profitability. Mining technology specialist Maptek develops robust systems that apply mining data to more accurately design and model an operation.
Efficient tools for resource definition, stockpile reconciliation and conformance design, which enhance operational safety and productivity will be on show at Maptek Booth 1221 at SME this week in Phoenix, Arizona.
' Controlling expenditure remains a top priority. Many operations have been monitoring and collecting data, some for decades, and now is the ideal time to review what that data can really do,' said Rob Hardman, General Manager North America ahead of the event.
' Maptek monitoring and tracking systems deliver accurate, repeatable results fast. Integration with survey and planning allows operations to better understand their overall mine plan,' Hardman added. ' This promotes continuous learning and improvement.'
Maptek Vulcan 10, due for release soon, contains a wide range of new and enhanced applications for modelling and analysing data. Performance upgrades will also allow mining professionals to work more efficiently, particularly when working with large datasets.
Maptek looks forward to showing the new scheduling tools in Evolution. The dynamic cutoff grade approach optimises material movement which in turn maximizes project value. Evolution can...