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In this article, firstly the open source framework NASA World Wind is introduced. NASA World Wind comes mainly with two versions. The Java version is well established in the market and has many customers. On the other hand the new version, which is the Web version,...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2139v5
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Objects of more than three dimensions can be used to model geographic phenomena that occur in space, time and scale. For instance, a single 4D object can be used to represent the changes in a 3D object's shape across time or all its optimal representations at various...

["Graphics","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2844v1
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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are considered to be applications-led technology. Consequently, geographic information scientists commonly find themselves as guest in host disciplines in order to best exploit spatial analysis tools and methods, appropriately...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1721v3
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The new LaMMA Open Data platform (http://dati.lamma.toscana.it) allows data download related to information delivered / managed by the Consortium, encouraging the reuse both at technical and legal level. At the moment the Database is a main collection of more than...

["Databases","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2247v3
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Water managers need map of irrigated areas (defined as the identification of their location and their areal extent) to plan a rational use of water under limited availability and to prevent the unauthorized withdrawals. Many authors have shown that the Earth Observation...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2155v2
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The journey to digital field mapping in the geosciences academic world is far from ending. When it started some years ago, many geoscientists were skeptical about the use of digital tools in the field. Nowadays, the work done in this decade shows clearly that this...

["Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2258v3
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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. One of the key software components of an SDI is the catalogue service which is needed...

["Databases","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2238v7
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The seismic microzonation evaluate the seismic hazard at the local scale proposing to identify areas of territory characterized by homogeneous seismic behaviors. The first level of seismic microzoning has the purpose of defining the lithological properties and...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2250v2
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Three-dimensional modeling of geological bodies is a useful tool for multiple applications. Such tasks are usually accomplished starting from field-collected data, which typically suffer from intrinsic limitations such as accessibility constraints and punctuality...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2253v2
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FREEWAT is an ongoing GIS environment to serve as pre- and post-processor for running simulations of surface-/groundwater interaction, with the possibility to activate several features accounting for the different water stresses. This paper reports the capability...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2209v2
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New challenges in the efficient management of cities depend on a deep knowledge of their inner structures. It is therefore very important to have access to reliable models of cities characteristics and organization. This paper aims at providing and validating a...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Graphics","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2264v3
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The widespread availability of high resolution digital elevation models (DEM) opens the possibility of applying physically based models of landslide initiation to large areas. With increasing size of the study area and resolution of the DEM, the required computing...

["Distributed and Parallel Computing","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2206v2
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Collections of historical images are currently being scanned to stop their degradation and to enable a numeric exploitation. These collections have a high cultural, artistic and scientific value. However, they are not fully exploited because the photographs do...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2243v2
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Natural hazards and land management issues can benefit nowadays from the increasing availability of free, high-resolution satellite imagery that opens the way to fine scale detailed investigations. In high elevation catchments the analysis of vegetation dynamics...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2269v2
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Water quality is a multi-source, multi-purpose problem that needs exploiting observations, often taken by a number of heterogeneous bodies. This problem has been tackled within the Italian Long Term Ecological research network (LTER-Italy) in an experiment aimed...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2233v2
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