News tagged with geographic information

Study examines use of GIS in policing

Police agencies are using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping crime, identifying crime "hot spots," assigning officers, and profiling offenders, but little research has been done about the effectiveness of the ...

Sep 16, 2014
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Why global contributions to Wikipedia are so unequal

The geography of knowledge has always been uneven. Some people and places have always been more visible and had more voices than others. But the internet seemed to promise something different: a greater diversity ...

Sep 08, 2014
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Mapping the Twitterverse

(Phys.org) —What does your Twitter profile reveal about you? More than you know, according to Chris Weidemann. The GIST master's student has developed an application that follows geospatial footprints.

Aug 28, 2013
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Research finds new channels to trigger mobile malware

(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have uncovered new hard-to-detect methods that criminals may use to trigger mobile device malware that could eventually lead to targeted ...

May 16, 2013
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Clickable history

(Phys.org) —Geographic information systems – once limited to the domain of physical geographers – are emerging as a promising tool to study the past, as researchers are discovering for medieval history.

May 10, 2013
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Sex offenders are on the move

Convicted sex offenders continue to move freely within communities, including in restricted areas, despite laws designed to limit their movements. A new study, by Alan Murray from Arizona State University and colleagues, ...

Jan 29, 2013
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Tracking gene flow in marine plant evolution

A new method that could give a deeper insight into evolutional biology by tracing directionality in gene migration has just appeared in EPJ Data Science. Paolo Masucci from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, at Uni ...

Dec 10, 2012
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Speeding algorithms by shrinking data

In computer science, the buzzword of the day is "big data." The proliferation of cheap, Internet-connected sensors—such as the GPS receivers, accelerometers and cameras in smartphones—has meant an explosion ...

Nov 13, 2012
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