Ahasanul Hoque

Ahasanul Hoque

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Ahasanul Hoque

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Map: A big matter now a days

A map is a visual representation of an area – symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of that space such as objects, regions, and themes. Many maps are static two-dimensional, geometrically accurate (or approximately accurate) representations of three-dimensional space, while others are dynamic or interactive, even three-dimensional. Although most commonly used to depict geography, maps […]

Mapping the humanitarian crisis in Syria

US State’s Humanitarian Information Unit collects, analyzes and disseminates unclassified information regarding humanitarian emergencies, and publishes high-quality maps that track relevant variables such as refugee migration and global health initiatives. The HIU team consists of roughly 20 analysts, researchers, geospatial analysts, cartographers and developers under the department’s Office of the Geographer and Global Issues. The […]

Maps to make sense of water pollution data

March 27, 2014 | Environmental Issues, General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

In early 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Office of Water began an effort to simplify how it conveys the complex information it has collected for decades. Nine months later, the agency launched a map-based application called “How’s My Waterway?” that allows users to check pollution levels in almost any U.S. lake, river or other […]

New location based app development kit by ESRI

March 5, 2014 | Environmental Issues, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

With mapping firm Esri’s new software development kit, launched Wednesday, developers can create complex, polygonal “geofences” that trigger actions when people enter or leave them. A restaurant chain could, for example, use its app to send a push notification to customers that walk close to one of its locations. Or it could notify employees when […]

GIS is More Than Just Mapping

Why Use GIS? When floods in Colorado caused massive damage throughout the state in September 2013, geographic information systems (GIS) and web maps integrated current data, providing a comprehensive view of the constantly evolving situation to government officials and the public. An interactive public information map posted by Esri, a GIS software company, showed observed […]

How Negative Energy Affects Your Life and How to Clear It

March 4, 2014 | Life | by aHaSaN

You know that like attracts like, right? So here’s the deal: Positive people are drawn to positive energy; negative people are drawn to negative energy. We tend to perceive negative energy as something other people have. Sure, sometimes we feel negative – as in, “go away and leave me alone, world!” but did you know […]

Know Yourself. Face Your Fear. Follow Your Heart.

March 4, 2014 | Socio Economic | by aHaSaN

BY Steve Tobak There’s one thing I can absolutely guarantee will happen to you at some point in your life. You will look back and say, “Wish I knew then what I know now.” Don’t get me wrong. I’m not the kind of guy that does that a lot. Long ago, a friend told me, […]

Searching for Wisdom? Search Yourself

March 4, 2014 | Socio Economic | by aHaSaN

by Steve Tobak Soon after the dot-com bubble burst, I attended a conference where the CEO of a company that had seen its market cap gain and lose $50 billion in less than two years, began his speech with, “Our industry is made up of geniuses that act collectively like idiots.” The room erupted with […]

মৃত্যু নিয়ে ভাবনা

February 28, 2014 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

কোন তারা খসে গেছে আকাশ কি এসব মনে রাখে। খসে যাওয়া তারার মত খসে যাওয়া মানুষ-গুলোকে আমরা কি মনে রাখি? যদি রাখিই তবে কতদিন ? মানুষ মরে যায় কাঁদে শুধু তাঁরাই, যারা নির্ভরশীল। জীবিত নির্ভরশীলদের জন্য মৃত্যুটা হয়তোবা মৃত ব্যক্তির চেয়েও বড় বেশী ভয়ংকর। আমার চাচাত ভাই আবু বকর এর জন্য এখন সময়টা বড় বেশী […]

OpenStreetMap tags and taginfo

February 20, 2014 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

OpenStreetMap data includes “tags”, name=value pairs which provide a free-form folksonomy approach to classifying features. To get started mapping you don’t need to know about these. With a easy to use “edit” interface, you can simply select from a range of feature types. For example if you select “post box”, then a node will be […]