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Geography Department of Kharkiv National University recently held GIS-Forum, perhaps the most important and the most anticipated annual event in Ukrainian GIS industry. For the sixth year in a row GIS-Forum gathers specialists in different fields: scientists, teachers and students. GIS-wizards and those, who are only studying, gather for three days to share their experience, […]

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secondary_cities

In February 2016, Secondary Cities project kicked off in Kharkiv, Ukraine. It is carried out by Humanitarian Information Unit of US State Department in collaboration with American Association of Geographers and Colorado State University. Secondary Cities project aims to “build partnerships to create geospatial capacity, enhance understanding through data and mapping and enable science-based decision […]

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geomatics

The scientists like terminology, especially when our own branch of science is in need of a name. There is a whole variety of disciplines related to the handling of spatial data. And lately the term “geomatics” has become quite spread. It is used in scientific articles, names conference sections and training courses. Within this post, […]

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citygis

According to the UN, more than 54% of the global population lives in urban areas. Of course, the concept of “city” depending on a continent and a country. But regardless of the location all urban residents are united by their inclination to live in a safe, comfortable and attractive environment. Shaping of this environment relies […]

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MSc-programs

People say, that ability to make right decisions and to have a professional realization is a function of education. While formula for the function probably varies from person to person and remains a mystery to a certain degree, we can definitely influence the quality of the input – and that is, education. We claim, that […]

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map-solutions-2016

In Ukraine, events in the area of geographic information technologies are sparse. That’s one of the reasons for our 50 North team to participate eagerly in events gathering mapping professionals and enthusiasts. We are following our mission to provide informational platform for sharing ideas, news, innovations and inspiration in the area of geospatial technology. The […]

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radioactive-fallout

On April 26th, 1986 at 1:26am a fire alarm activated at Chernobyl nuclear power station. It was a sign of dramatic increase of reactor’s power and its overheating due to uncontrolled nuclear reaction that in a few moments caused hydrogen explosion. According to the official version there was an experiment carried out at the station, […]

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gis-forum-thesis

When talking about GIS in Ukraine, there are very few informational resources coming to mind, that could help in case one wants to go online and check current situation and projects running in the industry. While many people living in Ukraine are still oftentimes forced to refer to foreign resources in order to find tutorials […]

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GIS-forum-2016

GIS-forum, a platform for geo related communacation, took place last week in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Here is a short review by Yaroslav Smirnov telling mostly about the atmosphere of the event. GIS-forum 2016 has ended and I am writing this post on a train that slowly but steadily heads West from the East. As the overwhelming […]

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open_gis_education_issues

This post’s title partially repeats a topic of my speech at a wonderful open GIS user meeting which took place at the Institute of Geography [of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine] at the end of January. But like in any other public speech the most important things were not those said by me, […]

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