8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security


GreenBiz Group Inc.

Christopher Neale

Big Data is transforming agriculture, and just in time. The demand for food is expected to double by 2050 as the world's population heads toward 9 billion people and increasing incomes allow many more to afford a better diet.

Tapping into the Maritime-Tracking Space Race


Fred R. Bleakley

The quest to turn big data on cargo shipping into winning trading strategies would not be possible if not for recent advances in satellites, microprocessing and analytics.

Geodesign Session 4 Water Sustainable Practices SD and No Baja

Submitted by Derek F on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 14:36

Geni Geodesgin

There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living.


Jeffrey Johnson


City of San Diego

Subject Matter Expert

Jeff is an OpenGeo developer extraordinaire and Code For America San Diego Brigade Captain.  He is a talented entrepreneur who has his hands in a bit of everything at OpenGeo, but is largely focused on Geonode.

How technology is transforming emergency preparedness

IRIN NEWS, Aug 16, 2013

DAKAR, 16 August 2013 (IRIN) - Mobile phone, geographic information systems (GIS), Twitter and other technologies are increasingly being used to warn communities of potential crises and inform them how to prepare, and to help governments and aid agencies predict how emergencies may unfold. 

Percent of the Population that Has Hi-Speed Internet Access at Home by Race/Ethnicity

Submitted by julie dequaindry on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 11:14

Access to high-speed connections such as DSL and cable modems, represent a new dimension of digital divide. With the rapidity of technological change, very many people who thought yesterday have sufficient technological skills and now find themselves sidelined and  destabilized.

About a quarter of whites and a third of Asians have of broadband access at home, unlike the Mexicans who have the lowest rate.

Only one of out ten Mexican-Americans has a hi-speed connection at home.

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Regenerative Design Trajectory

Submitted by pmd on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 22:58


LEED changed our awareness of the unwanted side-effects of building design, construction and operations.  Reduction of harm was the standard. That approach has, in many ways, transformed the marketplace, but is it still enough?  What is an appropriate goal for the future?

Under the guidance of regenerative design principles, it is possible to design projects in harmony with their ecosystem. Projects that improve their environment, are impact-free, and anticipate future needs.

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