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Map projections are one of the fundamental concepts of geographic information science and cartography. An understanding of the different variants and properties is critical when creating maps or carrying out geospatial analyses. To support learning about map projections,...

["Graphics","Multimedia","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27218v1
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In the fifty years since Evarts first recorded single neurons in motor cortex of behaving monkeys, great effort has been devoted to understanding their relation to movement. Yet these single neurons exist within a vast network, the nature of which has been largely...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27217v1
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Reproducibility is a fundamental pillar in science but it has recently been described as hard and challenging to achieve, as stated in numerous editorials and papers, some of which alert on a “reproducibility crisis”. In this article we outline 1/ the approach...

["Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27216v1
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The volume and coverage of spatial data has increased dramatically in recent years, with Earth observation programmes producing dozens of GB of data on a daily basis. The term Big Spatial Data is now applied to data sets that impose real challenges to researchers...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27215v1
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Land cover (LC) maps are crucial to understand and analyze several phenomena, including urbanization, deforestation and climate change. This elevates the importance of their accuracy, which is assessed through a validation process. However, it has been observed...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27214v1
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The oldest feathers known to date have been found in archosaurs capable to fly. However, some of them (scansoriopterygids) flied by the use of a membrane rather than feathers. We therefore propose a new mechanism for the origin of avian flight by the use of membranous...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27213v1
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A rapid assessment of the areal extent of landslide disasters is one of the main challenges facing by the scientific community. Satellite radar data represent a powerful tool for the rapid detection of landslides over large spatial scales, even in case of persistent...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27212v1
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EnviDat is the institutional research data portal of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape WSL. The portal is designed to provide solutions for efficient, unified and managed access to the WSL’s comprehensive reservoir of monitoring and research...

["Data Science","Digital Libraries"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27211v1
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This paper shows our experience at the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), in Brazil, developing and using the E-Foto software, one of the main achievements of the E-Foto project that aims to built-up a software tool for teaching digital photogrammetry and...

["Computer Education","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27210v1
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In a previous report, we explored the serverless OpenHealth approach to the Web as a Global Compute space. That approach relies on the modern browser full stack, and, in particular, its configuration for application assembly by code injection. The opportunity,...

["Bioinformatics","Epidemiology","Public Health","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27209v1
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This article presents the development and application to a set of French urban agglomerations of a method for Local Climate Zones (LCZ) attribution using the open-source language R. The LCZs classify the urban fabric at high spatial scale (such as a block of houses)...

["Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27208v1
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Birds are unique among extant tetrapods in having pneumatic diverticula of the lungs and air sacs that pass among the viscera and muscles, under the skin, and into the skeleton. In addition, some birds also have supramedullary diverticula inside the neural canal,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27201v2
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This paper presents a platform aiming the ease of the debate between citizens. In the early 2010’ies, governments are seeking new ways to be more accountable and transparent towards their citizens; marking a renewal in public participation. In return, citizens...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Emerging Technologies","Social Computing","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27207v1
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The authors introduce the GRASS GIS add-on module g.citation. The module extends the existing citation capabilities of GRASS GIS, which until now only provide for automated citation of the software project as a whole, authored by the GRASS Development Team, without...

["Digital Libraries","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27206v1
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Background. Geographic variation in body size and condition can reveal differential local adaptation to resource availability or climatic factors. Body size and condition are related to fitness in garter snakes (Thamnophis), thus good body condition may increase...

["Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27205v1
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