A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the Masters Degree in Geographic Information Systems of the University of Leeds.
The benefits of creating small earth dams for retaining water, both surface and subsurface, are multiple. The reserved water can be used for domestic and agri- cultural applications. Natural ecosystems will benefit as a result of the improved hydrological conditions, often helping to halt or reverse desertification by slowing down the large water cycle and preventing water runoff in the rainy season. Im- proved water retention improves conditions in drought-affected ASAL regions and lifts the burden of water carrying from women, allowing more time for family and education.
RISC is a service that allows you to receive trusted, up-to-date community level information directly from your local emergency service and utility providers.
The web application provides an interface to service providers to allow them to create location-aware alerts and warnings that are dispatched by SMS to registered residents and businesses in the affected area.
The Fingal Day Tripper is a web app for citizens of Fingal County, Ireland. The service lists nearby amenities, allowing the visitor to choose where they would like to spend the day. The app also shows a route and driving directions from the visitor’s home address to the address of any attractions.
Dartmaps is a Google Maps mashup to visualize the moving, real-time locations of commuter trains (DART) in Dublin, Ireland.
Dartmaps is no longer live, but you can watch it in action in this screencast.
The mashup worked by first scraping natural-language real-time data (e.g. “The next train is due in 5 minutes.”) from the Irish Rail website. This was used to calculate the distance of the train from the station. The position of the train was then estimated by following a vector representation of the track for that distance.