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Hypermap registry: an open source, standards-based geospatial registry and search platform

Author(s)  Paolo Corti, Benjamin Lewis, Athanasios Tom Kralidis
June, 2018
Springer Nature

On the web there are vast numbers of useful geospatial datasets available, exposed via web map services via open standards or open protocols.

Enhancing discovery in spatial data infrastructures using a search engine

Author(s)  Paolo Corti​, Athanasios Tom Kralidis, Benjamin Lewis
May, 2018
PeerJ Computer Science

A spatial data infrastructure (SDI) is a framework of geospatial data, metadata, users and tools intended to provide an efficient and flexible way to use spatial information. In this paper we present an example of a search engine being added to an SDI to improve search against large collections of geospatial datasets.

The Archaeological Renaissance in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Author(s)  Jason Ur
September, 2017
Near Eastern Archaeology

After an absence of over two decades, foreign archaeology has returned in earnest to one of the “cradles of civilization” in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

A Community Resource Map to Support Clinical-Community Linkages in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Childhood Obesity, Eastern Massachusetts, 2014-2016.

Author(s)  Fiechtner, Puente, Sharifi, Block, Price, Marshall, Blossom, Gerber, Taveras.
July, 2017
Journal of Chronic Disease Prevention


Novel approaches to health care delivery that leverage community resources could improve outcomes for children at high risk for obesity.

Evaluating the Current State of Geospatial Software as a Service Platforms: A Comparison Study

Author(s)  Benjamin Lewis, Weihe Wendy Guan, Alenka Poplin
June, 2017

Abstract  The goal of this chapter is to evaluate and compare Geospatial Software as a Service (GSaaS) platforms oriented toward providing basic mapping capabilities to non-GIS experts.

Modeling spatiotemporal pattern of agriculture-feasible land in China

Author(s)  Wendy Guan; Kang Wu; Fei Carnes
June, 2016
Transactions in GIS

This study applies a spatial fuzzy multi-criteria evaluation model to determine agricultural feasibility in China based on physical variables (accumulated temperature, sunshine, precipitation, hydrology, elevation and soil properties).

Placing Names: Enriching and Extending Gazetteers

Author(s)  Merrick Lex Berman, Ruth Mostern, Humphrey Southall
August, 2016
Indiana University Press

Placing Names discusses the evolution and construction of gazetteers and how they can be used to model our conceptions of historical places,  as well as how t

Enabling Geographic Research Across Disciplines: Building an Institutional Infrastructure for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University

Author(s)  Guan, Wendy; Burns, Bonnie A.; Finkelstein, Julia; Blossom, Jeffrey C.
January, 2011
Journal of Map & Geography Libraries

Founded in 1818, the Harvard Map Collection (HMC) is the oldest map collection in America, holding 400,000 maps, more than 6,000 atlases and thousands of reference books.

Visualizing Human Migration Through Space and Time

Author(s)  Zambotti, Giovanni; Guan, Wendy; Gest, Justin Daniel
July, 2015

Human migration has been an important activity in human societies since antiquity. Since 1890, approximately three percent of the world’s population has lived outside of their country of origin.


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