You are here

Map

Google Unveils Neural Network with “Superhuman” Ability to Determine the Location of Almost Any Image

           

Guessing the location of a randomly chosen Street View image is hard, even for well-traveled humans. But Google’s latest artificial-intelligence machine manages it with relative ease.

CLICK HERE - PlaNet - Photo Geolocation with Convolutional Neural Networks

CLICK HERE - GeoGuessr

technologyreview.com - by Emerging Technology from the arXiv - February 24, 2016

Here’s a tricky task. Pick a photograph from the Web at random. Now try to work out where it was taken using only the image itself. . . .

. . . Tobias Weyand, a computer vision specialist at Google, and a couple of pals . . . have trained a deep-learning machine to work out the location of almost any photo using only the pixels it contains.

Their new machine significantly outperforms humans and can even use a clever trick to determine the location of indoor images and pictures of specific things such as pets, food, and so on that have no location cues.

(READ COMPLETE ARTICLE)

 

 

 

Country / Region Tags: 
General Topic Tags: 
Problem, Solution, SitRep, or ?: 

Zika - List of Map Resources

An expanding list of map resources related to Zika virus . . .

Map - PAHO | WHO - Zika
http://ais.paho.org/phip/viz/ed_zika_countrymap.asp

HealthMap - 2016 Zika Outbreak
http://www.healthmap.org/zika/#timeline

CDC - All Countries and Territories with Active Zika Virus Transmission
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/active-countries.html

FRONTLINE - The Spread of Zika
http://apps.frontline.org/zika/

2016 Zika Linked Microcephaly / Fetal Brain Disruption Sequence
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1RcVTrkYW6hax_iITjKUkEcBCVeI

Zika Virus - Zika Virus in United States, Territories, and Canada
https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=zv94AJqgUct4.kT4qLMXp3SLU&hl=en
OR
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&hl=en&authuser=0&authuser=0&mid=zv94AJqgUct4.kT4qLMXp3SLU

Zika Virus - Mexico
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=z-BJanWB3osk.kZw-wZDiyK14&hl=en_US 

 

Country / Region Tags: 
General Topic Tags: 
Problem, Solution, SitRep, or ?: 

Map - PAHO | WHO - Zika

Geographic distribution of confirmed cases of Zika virus
(locally acquired) in countries and territories of the Americas, 2015-2016

http://ais.paho.org/phip/viz/ed_zika_countrymap.asp

Country / Region Tags: 
General Topic Tags: 
Problem, Solution, SitRep, or ?: 

NASA Finds New Way to Track Ocean Currents from Space

NASA's GRACE satellites (artist's concept) measured Atlantic Ocean bottom pressure as an indicator of deep ocean current speed. In 2009, this pattern of above-average (blue) and below-average (red) seafloor pressure revealed a temporary slowing of the deep currents. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image: NASA's GRACE satellites (artist's concept) measured Atlantic Ocean bottom pressure as an indicator of deep ocean current speed. In 2009, this pattern of above-average (blue) and below-average (red) seafloor pressure revealed a temporary slowing of the deep currents. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

jpl.nasa.gov - November 2nd, 2015

A team of NASA and university scientists has developed a new way to use satellite measurements to track changes in Atlantic Ocean currents, which are a driving force in global climate. The finding opens a path to better monitoring and understanding of how ocean circulation is changing and what the changes may mean for future climate.

(VIEW COMPLETE ARTICLE)

Country / Region Tags: 
General Topic Tags: 
Problem, Solution, SitRep, or ?: 

Satellites Expose Just How Bad Indonesia’s Fires Are

An image taken by German satellite TET-1, superimposed over one taken by NASA's MODIS, show just how many fires in Indonesia there were on September 24, 2015. DLR

Image: An image taken by German satellite TET-1, superimposed over one taken by NASA's MODIS, show just how many fires in Indonesia there were on September 24, 2015. DLR   

wired.com - November 9th, 2015 - Chelsea Leu

Indonesia has been aflame for a couple months now. That happens every fall—the country’s fire season is severe—but this time around, things are the worst they’ve been in almost two decades. This year’s crazy-strong El Niño has desiccated the region’s peat beds, while palm oil plantations exacerbate the problem by cutting down trees and draining the normally soggy land.

All that dry stuff adds up to create a big, flaming environmental catastrophe.

(VIEW COMPLETE ARTICLE)

Country / Region Tags: 
Problem, Solution, SitRep, or ?: 

UNHCR - Syria Regional Refugee Response - Inter-agency Information Sharing Portal

                                (CLICK ON THE MAP IMAGE BELOW - GO TO THE INTERACTIVE MAP)

          

UNHCR - Syria Regional Refugee Response - Inter-agency Information Sharing Portal
http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/regional.php

UNHCR - Stories from Syrian Refugees - Discovering the human faces of a tragedy
http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/syria.php

 

Country / Region Tags: 
General Topic Tags: 
Problem, Solution, SitRep, or ?: 

Virtual Volunteers Use Twitter And Facebook To Make Maps Of Nepal

Kathmandu Living Labs' earthquake site collects data about conditions and needs. Each blue dot represents the number of reports of help wanted — medical, food, water or shelter — near Kathmandu. Kathmandu Living Labs

Image: Kathmandu Living Labs' earthquake site collects data about conditions and needs. Each blue dot represents the number of reports of help wanted — medical, food, water or shelter — near Kathmandu. Kathmandu Living Labs

npr.org - May 5th 2015 - David Lagesse

These pleas for help in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake have popped up on ever changing maps of the disaster zone, compiled and posted by hundreds of digital volunteers around the globe. They've not been to Nepal and very likely haven't met each other, instead working together through online forums and chat rooms and posting their work to Web documents and maps.

(VIEW COMPLETE ARTICLE)

Country / Region Tags: 
Problem, Solution, SitRep, or ?: 

A Force for Good: How Digital Jedis are Responding to the Nepal Earthquake (Updated)

A building and statue damaged by the April 25th quake.

Image: A building and statue damaged by the April 25th quake.

irevolution.net - April 27th 2015

Digital Humanitarians are responding in full force to the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal. Information sharing and coordination is taking place online via CrisisMappers and on multiple dedicated Skype chats. The Standby Task Force (SBTF), Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (HOT) and others from the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) have also deployed in response to the tragedy.

(VIEW COMPLETE ARTICLE)

Country / Region Tags: 
General Topic Tags: 
Problem, Solution, SitRep, or ?: 

United Nations General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Global Geospatial Information Management

                                                    

un.org - February 26, 2015

Delegates in the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a consensus resolution last week, by which they addressed global geospatial information management. The document entitled “A global geodetic reference frame for sustainable development” (A/RES/69/266) urges States to voluntarily implement open sharing of geodetic data, standards and conventions, inviting them to improve national geodetic infrastructure and engage in multilateral cooperation that addressed infrastructure gaps and duplications, towards the development of a more sustainable geodetic reference frame.

(READ COMPLETE ARTICLE)

(ALSO SEE RELATED INFORMATION HERE)

Country / Region Tags: 
General Topic Tags: 
Problem, Solution, SitRep, or ?: 

Pages

Subscribe to Map
howdy folks