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DataBases (DB) are a widespread source of data, useful for many applications in different scientific fields. The present contribution describes an automatic procedure to access, download and store open access data from different sources, to be processed in a GIS...

["Data Science","Databases","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27227v1
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Ulyxes is an open source project to drive robotic total stations as well as other sensors, collect their measurements in database and finally publish the results for authorized users on the web. On special requests the results are also presented with web based...

["Autonomous Systems","Robotics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27226v1
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Despite the advances in low cost open hardware and open software IoT (Internet of Things) enabled devices, their application in regional scale environmental monitoring has not been explored until the launch of 4ONSE (4 times Open and Non-conventional technology...

["Computer Aided Design","Real-Time and Embedded Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27224v1
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One overarching principle of eukaroytic development is the generative spatial emergence and self-organization of cell populations. As cells divide and differentiate, they and their descendants form a spatiotemporally explicit and increasingly compartmentalized...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Developmental Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26587v2
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The mechanisms underlying community dynamics, which govern the complicated biogeographical patterns of microbes, have long been a research hotspot in community ecology. However, the mixing of multiple ecological processes and the one-sidedness of analytical methods...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27223v1
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Habitat fragmentation is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity conservation and productivity, that are mediated by direct human impact. Its consequences include genetic depauperation, including phenomena such as inbreeding depression or reduction in genetic...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27222v1
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The number of bioinformatics resources, such as tools/scripts and databases are growing exponentially. This poses a great challenge for users to access, manage, and integrate the corresponding bioinformatics resources. To facilitate the request, we proposed a comprehensive...

["Bioinformatics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27221v1
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This submission reports on the continuing efforts by OSGeo activists within the annual General Assembly gatherings of the European Geoscience Union (EGU). Starting as improvided splinter events, the format soon emerged both into dedicated topical sessions for Open...

["Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27220v1
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Since around 2000, GIS researchers in Japan have collaborated to provide materials for GIS lecture classes for university undergraduates. As a result, a GIS core curriculum, a Japanese version of GIS Body of Knowledge (BoK), and a series of PowerPoint presentation...

["Computer Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27219v1
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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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