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According to predictions bases on a climate-driven large-scale model the areas surrounding Lake Léman and, to some extent, the Swiss Plateau are suitable for the spread of Ae. albopictus North of the Alps, while other areas in Switzerland (e.g., the city of Zürich)...

["Computer Networks and Communications","Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27251v1
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In a digital world in the making, digital natives develop new learning profiles, interests, and way of working. Simultaneously teachers are facing students with lack of engagement and motivation with quite traditional learning process that has probably to be reframed...

["Computer Education","Databases","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27247v1
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This paper presents the design, realization and evaluation of a Map Design course conducted using an open source GIS (QGIS) to students of the bachelor in Visual Communication. The specific challenge was teaching approaches from Social Science and Humanities (SSH)...

["Computer Education","Graphics","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27237v1
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GeoWall is an innovative interactive physical wall based on advanced Open technologies that enables the dissemination of scientific contents to a wide public. The system, in line with Open Science principles, aims to promote the link between science, local impacts,...

["Multimedia","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27236v1
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Smapshot is a web-based participatory virtual globe where users can georeference historical images of the landscape by clicking a minimum of six well identifiable correspondence points between the image and a 3D virtual globe. The images database is expected to...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Computer Education","Computer Vision","Graphics","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27204v1
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At the ITC faculty of the University of Twente, we have been teaching cartography for more then 60 years. Throughout this period, the technology of mapping has undergone spectacular changes and nowadays most students do not draw their maps any more, but use software...

["Graphics","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27203v1
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