The Spring 2006 issue of ArcNews Online presents the following exclusively online articles:
In New York State, the Olana Historic Site Viewshed Analysis Uses GIS
Olana State Historic Site, the 250-acre National Historic Landmark near Hudson, New York, is itself a work of art. It includes the home that Frederic Church (18261900), foremost artist of the Hudson River School of painting, created on farmland he purchased in 1860. In 2004, The Olana Partnership conducted a GIS-based viewshed analysis from multiple viewpoints within the site with the goal of assessing viewshed impacts of any proposed development within a four-mile radius.
GISCorps Mission Volunteer Aids Afghanistan Information Management Service in Kabul
On May 6, 2005, Shoreh Elhami traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan, as a GISCorps volunteer. Her host was the Afghanistan Information Management Service (AIMS) agency, a joint venture between the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme. The goal was to learn about AIMS' GIS capabilities, identify its needs, then deploy the most-qualified volunteers to assist with those needs.
New Orleans, Louisiana, Leverages Spatial Data to Aid in Damage Assessment Efforts After Hurricane Katrina
In 2003, the city of New Orlean's Department of Safety and Permits implemented a Web-based land management solution to automate key department activities, including permitting, inspections, and application review. In response to Hurricane Katrina, city officials realized the technology could be leveraged to expedite damage assessment.
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