The ArcNews staff created the new enhanced ArcNews Online to keep up with the growing number of articles we receive that highlight successful GIS implementations around the world. These Web-only articles are outlined here in each paper issue of ArcNews. The Winter 2003/2004 issue of ArcNews Online presents the following exclusively online articles.
GIS in Action
Managing Land Records in New Mexico
The New Mexico State Land Office is a land trust responsible for managing nine million acres of surface and 13 million acres of subsurface land scattered across 32 of New Mexico's 33 counties. A GIS-based solution is helping with the one-hundred-year-old paper trail.
Consortium Wins Slovenian Cadastral Information System Contract
A consortium including GISDATA d.o.o., Esri's Slovenian distributor, has been awarded a contract by the Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of Slovenia to design, build, and implement a GIS-based cadastral information system. Other consortium members include Hermes Softlab, Geodetski Zavod Slovenije, and Swedesurvey.
Spotlight on GIS in Wildlife Conservation
Ground Surveys and Satellite Tracking of Asian Elephants
Peter Leimgruber, Ph.D., and his team have trained the forest rangers and wardens of Myanmar's two protected areas to identify elephant populations in the wild using surveying techniques. Results are mapped and displayed with GIS.
In Brazil, GIS Helps Reduce Incidental Sea Turtle Capture in Fisheries
In the 1980s, the TAMAR-IBAMA project began to gather information about the various species along the Brazilian coastline-including the sea turtle. By 2001 the TAMAR project had implemented an action plan to reduce the incidental capture of sea turtles by fishing activities. The development of a GIS, using the existing database, has improved the collection of data.
GIS Community News
12th Annual Czech Republic User Conference Held in Prague
Organized by ARCDATA Praha, Esri's distributor in the Czech Republic, the 12th Annual Esri and ERDAS User Conference was held October 30-31, 2003, at the newly refurbished municipal library in Prague with more than 400 people in attendance.
AlsoLook for the expanded Esri T-shirt section online.