Digital Earth

Digital Earth concerns the integrated use of digital technologies to monitor, map, model, and manage our planet’s environment and it is the global invitation for the collaborative effort between the Earth science, Space science and Informative science. The Digital Earth vision was first proposed by Al Gore in 1998, and has evolved to keep pace with rapid developments in earth-sensing, cloud computing, and Big Data and it is arguably a digital “mirror world,” storing and managing access to everything that is known about the planet. Digital Earth is an integral part of other advanced technologies including: earth observation, geo-information systems, global positioning systems, communication networks, sensor webs, electromagnetic identifiers, virtual reality, grid computation, etc. It is seen as a global strategic contributor to scientific and technological developments, and will be a catalyst in finding solutions to international scientific and societal issues.

Geographic Information Systems are computer software and hardware systems that enable users to capture, store, analyse and manage spatially referenced data. GIS have transformed the way spatial geographic data, relationships and patterns in the world are able to be interactively queried, processed, analysed, mapped, modelled, visualised, and displayed for an increasingly large range of users, for a multitude of purposes.

  • GIS in Agriculture
  • GIS in Weather forecasting
  • GIS in Navigation
  • GIS in Communication
  • GIS in Public health
  • GIS in Mining
  • GIS in Aviation and maritime transport
  • GIS in Military

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