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Quantifying the sustainability impact of Google Maps: A case study of Salt Lake City [article]

Neha Arora, Theophile Cabannes, Sanjay Ganapathy, Yechen Li, Preston McAfee, Marc Nunkesser, Carolina Osorio, Andrew Tomkins, Iveel Tsogsuren
2021 arXiv   pre-print
A case study in Salt Lake City shows that Google Maps users are, on average, saving 1.7 we restrict to the users for which Google Maps finds a different route than their original route, the average savings  ...  In this paper, we use microscopic traffic simulation to quantify the improvements to both travel time and CO_2 emissions from Google Maps real-time navigation.  ...  Case Study Results We build the network for a region of Salt Lake City with 45K road segments.  ... 
arXiv:2111.03426v1 fatcat:xpyccmfb7jeznn3bwztue4eami

INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF SALT DUST CAUSED BY DRYING OF URMIA LAKE ON THE SUSTAINABILITY OF URBAN ENVIRONMENTS

Vahid Isazade, Abdul Baser Qasimi, Gordana Kaplan
2021 Journal CleanWAS  
The distribution of fine dust in the cities of Tabriz, Shabestar, Urmia, Mahabad, Khoy, Salmas, and Tabak, shows heavy concentrations of the dusts, and exhibits destructive impacts on the economy (60.80%  ...  Due to the gradual drying of parts of Urmia Lake, several centers of salt dust which is created and influence the agriculture, economy, public health and causes migrations within the region of the Urmia  ...  (500 km), although the salt dust produced by Lake Urmia has affected the stability of cities in a radius of 500 km as well, but its impacts in 2020 has not been significant.  ... 
doi:10.26480/jcleanwas.02.2021.78.84 fatcat:um23ns3lqng3ff56e3qshkbrgm

Soundscape design guidelines through noise mapping methodologies: An application to medium urban agglomerations

Konstantinos Vogiatzis, Nicolas Remy
2017 Noise Mapping  
The aim of this study is to propose possible action tools to the relevant authorities aiming at diminishing noise levels in affected areas and also to provide solutions towards a sustainable sound environment  ...  In the framework of the European Directive 2002/49/EC, from 2012 to 2016, several cities in Greece have completed noise strategic maps with noise action plans that usually define the main strategies to  ...  Figure 2 : 2 Figure 2: Studied urban agglomerations in Greece (from W to E: Corfu, Agrinio, Larissa, Volos, Thessaloniki, Chania, Heraklionsource: Google maps).  ... 
doi:10.1515/noise-2017-0001 fatcat:hfwahscgdzduzbkkb4v2xszhli

Sedimentary basin geothermal favourability mapping and power generation assessments

K. Palmer-Wilson, J. Banks, W. Walsh, B. Robertson
2018 Renewable Energy  
The third study investigates electricity impacts of electrifying space heat and road transportation using a portfolio of renewable energy sources.  ...  A one-year capacity expansion and dispatch model quantifies a broad range of feasible electricity system compositions.  ...  As a case study, the method is applied in the British Columbian portion of the WCSB.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.renene.2018.04.078 fatcat:issvqbiqangfngzmhtygxxda2e

Methodology for Participatory GIS Risk Mapping and Citizen Science for Solotvyno Salt Mines

Abby Onencan, Kenny Meesters, Bartel Van de Walle
2018 Remote Sensing  
Future research will focus on implementing the methodology and evaluating its effectiveness in the Solotvyno Saltmine case study in Ukraine.  ...  The primary input of the methodology is the Haklay (2018) approach for participatory mapping and CS, and the Reed (2009) stakeholder analysis framework.  ...  The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to publish the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10111828 fatcat:3g5nmwbunjbhbd7mfhddzekjpe

Mapping The Drowned World

Tracey Clement
2017 Cartographic Perspectives  
Try adding the bulk of them much later (after stopping SSSS).  ...  However it is NOT worth attaching them all, or making them aesthetically pleasing at this stage, as a large proportion of them rust right off! Arrgh.  ...  In the distance, a city of skyscrapers, arranged neatly from shortest to tallest and back down again, rises from the brackish surface of a vast lake. A network of wide roads snakes out of the city.  ... 
doi:10.14714/cp85.1401 fatcat:bekjjnvrsjfmlnjd4sdowgwhgm

Using Multitemporal Imagery to Improve Mapping and Inventory of Forested Roads in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

David M. Banach, Colin N. Brooks, Mark A. Fedora
2016 Transportation Research Record  
It was found that both NAO and AMO have a linear impact on lake ice, while ENSO and PDO have nonlinear (quadratic) impacts on lake ice, but none of them solely dominates the Great Lakes regional climate  ...  The combined effects of NAO, ENSO, AMO, and PDO on lake ice provide high predictability skills.  ...  This paper will present case studies from the Great Lakes.  ... 
doi:10.3141/2580-07 fatcat:hvnrxsqcwzgbjiogbyo6ltfcry

A new method to generate a high-resolution global distribution map of lake chlorophyll

Michael J. Sayers, Amanda G. Grimm, Robert A. Shuchman, Andrew M. Deines, David B. Bunnell, Zachary B. Raymer, Mark W. Rogers, Whitney Woelmer, David H. Bennion, Colin N. Brooks, Matthew A. Whitley, David M. Warner (+1 others)
2015 International Journal of Remote Sensing  
A new method to generate a high-resolution global distribution map of lake chlorophyll.  ...  It was found that both NAO and AMO have a linear impact on lake ice, while ENSO and PDO have nonlinear (quadratic) impacts on lake ice, but none of them solely dominates the Great Lakes regional climate  ...  The combined effects of NAO, ENSO, AMO, and PDO on lake ice provide high predictability skills.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01431161.2015.1029099 fatcat:5uugnnzklrgtlam6gfq7gwlxsy

Mapping the Levels of Soil Salination and Alkalization by Integrating Machining Learning Methods and Soil-Forming Factors

Yang Yan, Kader Kayem, Ye Hao, Zhou Shi, Chao Zhang, Jie Peng, Weiyang Liu, Qiang Zuo, Wenjun Ji, Baoguo Li
2022 Remote Sensing  
As a case study, the study estimated the soil salination and alkalization by Random forests (RF) and CNN based on the 88 observations and 16 environmental covariates in Da'an city, China.  ...  This study provides a reference for rapid mapping, evaluating, and managing soil salinization and alkalization in arid areas.  ...  Hence, the process profoundly impacts sustainable agricultural development and food security [2, 3] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14133020 fatcat:4n6pnifyanb2pbxuu7e2widbba

Tidal flood area mapping in the face of climate change scenarios: case study in a tropical estuary in the Brazilian semi-arid region

Paulo Victor N. Araújo, Venerando E. Amaro, Leonlene S. Aguiar, Caio C. Lima, Alexandre B. Lopes
2021 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
Here, we present a case study approaching a tidal flood risk mapping application in the face of climate change scenarios in a region with a strong environmental and social appeal.  ...  This case study can serve as a basis for future management actions, as well as a model for applying risk mapping in other coastal areas.  ...  We also thank the reviewers of the Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) journal for their many insightful comments. Review statement.  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-21-3353-2021 fatcat:5yl2gzjxdrew7fzhgtepnhvxka

Mapping invasive Phragmites australis in the coastal Great Lakes with ALOS PALSAR satellite imagery for decision support

Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Kurt P. Kowalski, Martha L. Carlson Mazur, Kirk A. Scarbrough, Richard B. Powell, Colin N. Brooks, Brian Huberty, Liza K. Jenkins, Elizabeth C. Banda, David M. Galbraith, Zachary M. Laubach, Kevin Riordan
2013 Journal of Great Lakes research  
Impact of Physical Processes on the Oxygen Depletion in Central Lake Erie.  ...  The study looked at lake trout, a predatory species used for contaminant biomonitoring since the late 1970s. 150 lake trout were collected from 4 sites across Lake Huron, then were processed and analyzed  ...  We present a case study in Swedish Lake Vättern testing approaches to involve fisheries stakeholders in research.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2012.11.001 fatcat:nkzrhb6i4fdp7eje2qd5qsahwu

Vista-LA: Mapping methane-emitting infrastructure in the Los Angeles megacity

Valerie Carranza, Talha Rafiq, Isis Frausto-Vicencio, Francesca M. Hopkins, Kristal R. Verhulst, Preeti Rao, Riley M. Duren, Charles E. Miller
2018 Earth System Science Data  
The final database, Vista-Los Angeles (Vista-LA), is presented as maps of infrastructure known or expected to emit CH<sub>4</sub>.  ...  Here, we present Vista, a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based approach to map potential methane emissions sources in the South Coast Air Basin (SoCAB) that encompasses Los Angeles, an area with a  ...  This paper has used information provided by the California Energy Commission. This paper does not necessarily represent the views of the Energy Commission, its employees, or the State of California.  ... 
doi:10.5194/essd-10-653-2018 fatcat:rdj3eupauva5lnmphksyrzv2ie

Integration of historical map and aerial imagery to characterize long-term land-use change and landscape dynamics: An object-based analysis via Random Forests

Dan Liu, Elizabeth Toman, Zane Fuller, Gang Chen, Alexis Londo, Xuesong Zhang, Kaiguang Zhao
2018 Ecological Indicators  
A B S T R A C T Tracking Earth's past helps us to move from hindsight to foresight in seeking landscape sustainability, a pursuit aided by modern mapping capabilities but hindered by a dearth of historical  ...  Our study also connotes the importance of preserving and geotagging current non-traditional data, such as photos, videos, and citizen science data, that can serve as a baseline to document future landscape  ...  of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (OFSLRSS201604), and a Microsoft Azure Research Award (CRM0518513).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.08.004 fatcat:bzyf7ujdivbylj3g6lqs5t23aa

Effect of Land Use Changes on Water Quality in an Ephemeral Coastal Plain: Khambhat City, Gujarat, India

Pankaj Kumar, Rajarshi Dasgupta, Brian Johnson, Chitresh Saraswat, Mrittika Basu, Mohamed Kefi, Binaya Mishra
2019 Water  
Contour maps of NO3− and Cl− were compared with the land use maps for 2001 and 2011, respectively, to identify the impact of land use changes on water quality.  ...  Khambhat City, located in the Western coastal plain of India, is witnessing a rapid expansion of human settlements, as well as agricultural and industrial activities.  ...  This is a clear case of salt-water intrusion because of the higher groundwater extraction.  ... 
doi:10.3390/w11040724 fatcat:3ifhj7qvbvaehllyu6nwbcdhd4

Characterizing the Landscape Structure of Urban Wetlands Using Terrain and Landscape Indices

Olusola O. Festus, Wei Ji, Opeyemi A. Zubair
2020 Land  
Several studies have shown human impacts on urban wetlands.  ...  To address these issues for urban wetland dynamics, this study proposes the use of landscape and terrain indices to characterize the landscape structure of urban wetlands at a fine scale in order to assess  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Land 2020, 9, 29  ... 
doi:10.3390/land9010029 fatcat:iwuohlu2xvfr7hxpnsengneimm
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