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Historic Maps of Mississippi Locator project

- Welcome: The free Historic Maps of Mississippi Locator project is pleased to assist you in identifying, locating and in many cases, viewing high resolution images, of pre- Twentieth century maps of Mississippi. The over 700 maps that currently comprise this continuously growing inventory and the information contained on them, have been formatted to a relational database. You need not be versed in the complex mechanics of the database. It will always be transparent to you. However, the functional power of the historic map database is available to you....   [tags: Maps]

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Building and Implementing Curriculum Maps

- Curriculum mapping within a professional learning community is a procedure for collecting and documenting what is taught in the classrooms. The focus on mapping is on units, content, skills, strategies, assessments, and resources that can be used to improve student learning and performance. According to Perkins interview with Jacobs, the key to curriculum mapping is that colleagues can share electronic data immediately so that everyone knows what is being taught in other classrooms today, last year, and in the future (2003)....   [tags: Curriculum Maps and PLCs]

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A Book Review of "Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History" by David Christian

- Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History by historian David Christian explores a “modern creation myth” (2). Christian takes his readers from the big bang to modern day in a technical and historical narrative. He believes that big history is a new, yet important, area of history ignored by historians. Christian tells us big history is “a coherent story about the past on many different scales, beginning, literally, with the origins of the universe and ending in the present day” (2). The strength in Christian’s argument is in that he carefully takes his readers through each stage in history, much like a textbook, using charts, graphs, pictures, and the language for each area, like astronom...   [tags: Maps of Time, Big History, historians, David Chris]

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Maps - Foundations for the Modern World

- The early modern period encompasses roughly 300 years of history, but within this brief period emerged the modern world as we know today. The foundations for national boundaries, the existence and confirmation of faraway continents, the establishment of colonies all took place in this period, and it was a time when globalization in the modern sense came to appear. This period was the harbinger for the interconnected society which we live in today, and it was made possible by enterprising nations and adventurous individuals who chose to navigate the known world and aggregate the knowledge of the cultures therein....   [tags: Mapping]

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Cognitive Maps in Rats and Men

- Cognitive Maps in Rats and Men Edward Chance Tolman made many significant findings to the studies of learning, memory and motivation. Today Tolman would be considered a Cognitive Behaviorist, he developed his own brand of behaviorism which emphasized the purposeful nature behind an organism's actions, taking into account it's goals and motivations. “He is best remembered for being a pioneer in cognitive psychology during a time when behaviorists dominated the field. Tolman made several significant contributions to the field of psychology....   [tags: Psychology]

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Cognitive Maps in Rats and Men

- Cognitive Maps in Rats and Men Edward Chance Tolman made many significant findings to the studies of learning , memory and motivation. By today's standards he would be considered a behaviorist. “He is best remembered for being a pioneer in cognitive psychology during a time when behaviorists dominated the field. Tolman made several significant contributions to the field of psychology. At Berkeley University he created a cognitive theory of learning, which became his trademark to the field. He thought of learning as developing from bits of knowledge and cognition about the environment and how the organism relates to it “(Kimble et al, 1991)....   [tags: Psychology]

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Analyzing The Seismic Hazard Maps

- Information and records presented in this paper is describing the seismic hazard maps. Ground condition effect for the earthquake, and buildings react due to shaking will also be shown in this journal. It is significance for engineer to predict the damage of earthquake, and engineers also improve the techniques and theories to make structures safer. KEYWORDS: seismic hazard map; earthquake; collapse; building; damage; seismic wave Introduction The continental drift theory and plate tectonics theory was first put forward by the German geologist and meteorologist Alfred Wegener at the beginning of the 20th century....   [tags: Earthquake, Plate tectonics]

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Labeled Cortical Depth Maps

- 1. Introduction Labeled cortical depth maps (LCDMs) provide a way to determine volume and thickness of cortical structures from MRI brain scans. LCDMs have been used to distinguish cortical thickness in the cingulate in Alzheimer’s Disease and schizophrenia, and prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia as well as whole brain. LCDM relies on both the surface defined at the gray-white matter interface and the segmentation of the MRI region of interest into three distinct tissue classes: cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), gray matter (GM), and white matter (WM)....   [tags: Medical Science]

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Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History

- Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History by historian David Christian explores big history by propagating a “modern creation myth” (2). Christian discusses the history of everything, from the big bang theory to modern day, in a technical and historical narrative. He believes that big history is a new, yet important, area of history ignored by historians. Christian tells us big history is “a coherent story about the past on many different scales, beginning, literally, with the origins of the universe and ending in the present day” (2)....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Constructing Genetic Maps

- Reviewing the literature The authors concisely and accurately described the essential content of the proposed study by beginning with a brief review of the literature which shows the limitation of marker for constructing genetic maps and how with time this markers have been replaced by genome sequence. They clearly pointed out the gap in existing literature in the use of array-based method stating that even if this method has been widely used it could be laborious, time consuming and expensive to design and also producing and processing them for a specific mapping population is hard therefore there were need to develop a better method that could solve all these problems....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]

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Creating Interactive Maps Of Ontario Schools

- Graphics For graphics, I would like to create interactive maps that display both the decreasing enrollment in Ontario schools as well as school closures throughout Ontario. I would start with a graphic map of Ontario and the counties within the province. From there, I would have the graphics team implement highlighted yellow areas of Ontario where school enrollment is low. This would be an interesting way to show the severity of decreasing enrollment in Ontario schools. According to Brett Throope in his article in The Arthur, “[e]nrolment at Ontario elementary schools dropped 15% between 1997 and 2009 and secondary school enrolment decreased by 14% between 2002 and 2009” (2)....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, Primary education]

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Using Crime Maps and Crime Mapping Techniques in Crimology

- The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) stated in 2005, “Crimes are human phenomena; therefore, their distribution across the landscape is not geographically random ("What is crime-mapping," 2005).” The use of crime maps and crime mapping techniques within the study of criminology are hugely significant in identifying crime trends of the past and present as well as developing prevention methods for the future. For this paper, first crime mapping will be defined, then specifically looked at for an area which I have chosen, Douglas County, Nebraska....   [tags: prevention, law enforcement, gangs]

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The Benefit of Thinking Maps and Document Cameras to Our Curriculum

- Student Population: Our elementary school serves a diverse group of 587 students within the Denver metro area. 11% of our student population is English Language learners. We now have one document camera for each grade level, but have found that, with a tool so effective (especially with our English Language learners), it is difficult to accommodate all students. With the rapid population growth of both our ELA and 21st century learners, it is becoming increasingly necessary that we expand the utilization of this tool to help our students connect key vocabulary concepts with visual representation....   [tags: Educational Issues]

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Summary : ' The Treasure Maps ' Wake The Crew ! Prepare The Cannons ! '

- Hoist the colours. Unfurl the treasure maps. Wake the crew. Prepare the cannons. 7 Magic Islands, the website where children learn and play, proudly unveils the upcoming launch of their first interactive story app, “World’s Best” featuring the exciting adventure World’s Best Pirate. Dive into a worldwide pirate competition, with YOU as the star. This app takes your picture and magically transforms you into the brave, legendary Captain Salty Dog, ruler of the seven seas. With Jackson The Parrot by your side, you will take on Salty Dog’s rivals, the dreaded Lame Jack and his matey, One-Eyed Hugh as you compete for the title of World’s Best Pirate....   [tags: Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, The Walt Disney Company]

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The Importance of Maps: An Analysis of the Main Techniques Used in Creating an Effective Map

- Over thousands of years, maps have developed from two-dimensional cave art depicting the constellations to Christian-centered “T and O” maps depicting Jerusalem at the center of the map, to sophisticated three-dimensional views of earth. According to James S. Aber, a professor of Geology at Emporia State University, the first known maps were made in approximately 2300 B.C. on clay tablets. As time passed philosophers developed more knowledge about Earth, and by the time that Claudius Ptolemaeus, or "Ptolemy," was born people understood the concept of a spherical earth rather than a flat earth....   [tags: Cave Art, Map, History, Cartography]

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Using Knox And Marston ( 2014 ) And The Mental Maps From Your Tutorial Group

- Using Knox and Marston (2014) and the mental maps from your tutorial group, explore how and why the University of Auckland landscape can be interpreted as a coded space. The landscape of the University of Auckland can be interpreted as coded space. The landscape can be read as a text which could be understood in different ways (Knox & Marston, 2014). Coded space undergoes social regulations that are created by society and is present on the University of Auckland campus. The mental maps my group created of the University of Auckland landscape were not identical to one another....   [tags: Male, Female, Sex, Knowledge]

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Landslide Susceptibility Assessment Maps For Natural Disaster Management And Land Use Planning

- Landslide susceptibility assessment maps are fundamental and necessary tools for natural disaster management and land use planning. In the central part of Hellas, landslide events are common causing significant damages upon settlements and road networks. In the present study a multi-criteria method was applied leading to product of landslide susceptibility map. A mountainous part of Central Hellas was the case study of the work. Nine factors affecting landslide occurrences of the study area were used in the applied method....   [tags: Qualitative research, Quantitative research]

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How I Use Mind Maps For Perfect Elevator Pitch

- How to Use Mind Maps for Perfect Elevator Pitch Building a perfect pitch is extremely important if you wish to sell your new startup plan to investors. It 's do-or-die situation for your business and future. Mind mapping will help overcome the initial apprehensions and brings the much-needed clarity in the thought process. It is an ideal way to create an impressive presentation. “It is always harder to raise capital than you think. It always takes longer. So plan for that.” – Richard Harroch, Venture Capitalist and Author A startup pitch is viciously more difficult than it used to be....   [tags: Thought, Idea, Design, Donald Trump]

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Leff’s “Burn Your Maps”: Dripping With Realistic Human Characteristics

- Literary theorist, Kenneth Burke, defined dramatistic explaination by the prescence of five key elements. This list of elements, now popularly known as Burke’s Pentad, can be used to asses human behavior as well as dicipher literary themes and motives. The five elements; agent, purpose, scene, act, and agency, have been found highly useful by performance study practitioners in translating texts into aesthetics. When systematically applying Burke’s Pentad to “Burn Your Maps,” a short story by Robyn Joy Leff published January 2002 of the Atlantic Monthly, the analyzer can realistically grasp the emotional and logical motivations and tones of the text....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Article Analysis : Muslim American Public Square ( Maps ) Project

- Article: Muslims in America by Jen’nan Ghazal This is a research on Muslim American. The research is called Muslim in American Public Square (MAPS) project. Research is conducted by The Georgetown University by interviewing 3627 Muslim Americans in 2001 and 2004 and also Pew Research Center interviewed 1050 Muslim Americans in 2007. They found out that “Muslim Americans are diverse, well integrated, and largely mainstream in their attitudes, values, and behaviors” (Ghazal 40). Muslims presence in America causes fear and concerns for Americans....   [tags: Islam, United States, Islam in the United States]

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Retrieving Data from Mind Maps to Enhance Search Applications

- Search engines need to classify objects such as websites, books, academic papers or people, and make them retrievable usually via keyword search. This task includes the need for good ranking algorithms to determine the order of search results. Search engines also need to summarize the contents of the indexed objects and display these summaries on the result page. In case of a website a summary could be, for instance, the website’s title or extracts of those parts of the website in which the search term occurs....   [tags: Information Technology]

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The Origins, History, Value, and Future of Cartography

- Cartography has existed for thousands of years. From the early days of tribes marking off where their best hunting grounds are, to the modern day of mapping flight paths, cartography has evolved and developed in various ways to what it is today. There are now technologies that allow for people to design maps in ways never imagined before. Computer programmes exist that allow for different types of data to be stored so that accurate representations can be formed. It has been said that, “Maps are pictures of the world’s land surface, showing its features, resources and the way it has been developed.” (Bondi, et al., 1977) Origins and History The beginnings of Cartography It has been said that...   [tags: maps,gps,routes]

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Analysis of Ken Jenning´s Maphead: Charting the Wide Weird World of Geography

- ... In chapter 4 Jennings discusses a map lover’s dream, the Geography and Map division of the Library of Congress. To a maphead visiting this division of the Library of Congress located in Texas compares to a diehard RedSox fan scoring tickets to home plate seats at Fenway Park. It’s a dream come true. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with more than 155.3 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 35 million books and other print materials, 3.4 million recordings, 13.6 million photographs, 5.4 million maps, 6.5 million pieces of sheet music and 68 million manuscripts....   [tags: geography, gepcaching, maps, study]

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Ten Important Factors of Google's Local Search Algorithm

- 10 Important Factors of Google's Local Search Algorithm Different factors affect rankings on Google Maps. Based on my experiences with local costumers here are the top 10 most essential things to consider for your business. 1. Your business address. Your business location is important, if you want to get a rank for a certain city. A friend of mine ranks high on "richlandwa real estate" because that's where her address is, she is nowhere to be found for "Kennewick" or "Pasco" (the other major local cities) keywords....   [tags: Technology, Rankings on Google Maps]

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The History of Cartography

- The Greeks first introduced cartography by flattening the earth into a multitude of two-dimensional shapes that preserve specific traits of the earth. The study of cartography is the art and science of map making and can date back to clay tablets in 2300 B.C. The word cartography is derived from the Greek words “chartes”, meaning sheet of papyrus, and “graphy”, meaning writing. This phrase was composed in the 19th century although the Portuguese scholar Manuel Francisco de Barros e Sousa was in need of a new word that would describe maps, and in-turn, created cartography....   [tags: maps, technology, digital]

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Heart of Maps

- Harry, Your mother stopped by this afternoon. She took the box, and gave me a hard look for a while. My eyes met the ground while I felt her gaze peeling away at my skin. When my eyes met hers once more, she had tears in her eyes. She bit her lip quite hard, I feared she would bite though it....and then she spoke. February 18th, 2011 *16 days after* - Earlier "This is your fault, Louis." Anne shook her head furiously. "Harry was suppose to grow up, and marry a beautiful women. Maybe if he had never met you, he wouldn't have gotten sick....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Technology of the Slef-Driving Car Created by Google

- Google has always been known for as a great search engine on the Internet and now it helps manage our lives with applications like Google maps, Google Translate and Google Drive. A person can do just about anything with Google except drive. Imagine a society where there are no traffic accidents and no speeding tickets or road rage, where cars drive themselves. Google is currently developing and testing this technology. Cars driving without a driver, it’s the start of a new era of vehicles. The technology of the self-driving car created by Google is based on a Global Positioning System (GPS); this GPS is programed with the help of Google maps....   [tags: maps, car, drive, self-driving]

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Pedagogical And Instructional Decisions Are Made Using District Curriculum Maps That Align With Common Core Standards

- Pedagogical and instructional decisions are made using district curriculum maps that align with Common Core Standards. Bloom’s Taxonomy is referenced when crafting learning objectives and when structuring today’s lesson, which moves from a whole group discussion to small group collaborative learning, a theory by Kenneth Bruffee. The initial discussion is designed to increase comprehension of a text. This can be seen when students respond to questions about the plot (4:36), take notes (4:44), and annotate books (4:51)....   [tags: Critical thinking, Education]

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Existing Wayfinding Problem Research

- What do you do when arriving at a city they have never been to before without any idea of how to get where they need to go. Typically, they will have to look for various types of information from different sources. First, a map of the city is a common necessity, perhaps it is in the form of a pamphlet. If they do not have their own personal vehicle they may need transportation information via the internet, or they may even use GPS tools to get from place to place. Don’t forget a booklet of all the basic translations and another booklet of all the hottest places to visit....   [tags: GPS, maps, tourism, street signs]

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The California Split

- Maps altered, the American flag’s design changed and California ceases to be the third largest state in the United States of America. This would be caused not by a dramatic earthquake or natural disaster; instead by a proposition from Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Timothy Draper, who believes California is too large as a political body. In December of 2013 Draper submitted an initiative measure to the state proposing California be broken into six separate states that more accurately represent the politics and values of each area....   [tags: maps, silicon valley, large population]

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Review of Research Paper about Odor Maps

- Missing figures and pictures Introduction Imagine you have just walked into a sweet smelling pastry shop. As the delicious sugary sweet smell enters your nostrils, your mouth begins to water. Your stomach begins to moan and you realize that you want to eat that delicious pastry. Have you ever wondered why these things occur. Have you ever wondered how your brain actually knows what it is smelling and doesn't just clump different scents into one single smell. Wouldn't it be awful if all you could smell was a mixture of the world around you....   [tags: Biology Scent Smell]

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Understanding Cultural Stereotypes

- ... For example, should you find yourself face to face with something dangerous or life threatening (for example, a lion), you wouldn’t weigh the pros and cons of the situation as they would be considered a “waste of time”. The sense of fear that you would experience ignites an instinctive response that encourages one to act upon that fear and find a fast and smart way to get out of that situation and save yourself. With this having been said, regardless of the where people find themselves, or what they are confronted with, the use of emotion allows one to assess the situation in accordance with the ability we have to recognise patterns of danger....   [tags: generalizations, mental maps, patterns]

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Cartography: An Ancient Art

- Cartography has an ancient history. Since five-thousand years ago in Mesopotamia until today, mapmaking has always accompanied mankind’s discoveries. Maps are still used today, but advanced technology has transformed “the very definition of the term ‘map.’” Traditional cartographers defined map as “a graphic representation of the milieu,” (Robinson, Petchenik, 1976) or “any geographical image of environment.” (P.C. and J.O. Muehreke, 1997) However, scientists today use maps that are far from the traditional definition of the term “map”; they use maps of the brain, human DNA, and even distant galaxies....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Tips For A Travel Trip

- Finding your way around without the internet Travel Preparations One of the greatest fear among travelers is getting lost in a foreign country and not knowing what to do. Before getting on a plane to fly to a foreign country, it is very important to familiarize yourself with your travel destination. Taking time to make travel preparations can help you find your way faster and easier when you get lost. A comprehensive travel arrangement involves finding a convenient hotel, familiarizing yourself with the map of your travel destination and studying the transportation system or outlay of your destination....   [tags: IPhone, App Store, IPhone OS, Apple Inc.]

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Deconstructing the Map: The JB Harley Theory

- Historical geographer JB Harley wrote an essay on Map Deconstruction in 1989, in which Harley argues that a map is more than just a geographical representation of an area, his theory is that we need to look at a map not just as a geographical image but in its entire context. Harley points out that by an examination of the social structures that have influenced map making, that we may gain more knowledge about the world. The maps social construction is made from debate about what it should show....   [tags: Rules, Ethnicity]

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Deconstructing the Map: The Hereford World Map

- The Hereford World Map is the world’s oldest surviving map of the world; it was made in 1300, during the beginning of the Renaissance in Europe. There was a wider range of influences on mapping during the later medieval period. With an increase in exploration, Europe began to evolve into an international continent; widespread travel can be seen by the influences of the Islamic world on architecture. While map making in China had flourished in the 11th C, mapping was beginning to evolve in Europe....   [tags: Middle Ages, Encyclopedia, Insight]

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Designing A Knowledge Assessment System

- The purpose of the study is to design and develop a knowledge assessment system (KAS) for assessing students’ different types of knowledge defined in the revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy (Anderson et al., 2001), based on concept maps and two differential weighting approaches. The literature review has shown that although a myriad of assessment tools based on concept maps have been developed for different purposes, few of them have been specifically developed using the weighting approach and non-weighting approach together to assess different types of knowledge defined in the revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy (Anderson et al., 2001)....   [tags: Assessment, Evaluation, Summative assessment]

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Mapping City Crime And The New Aesthetic Of Danger

- The releasing of crime statistics, digital crime maps, and media crime reports has resulted in transparency in crime. However, it has also led an increase in gender and ethnic stereotyping that has grave implications on the public’s perception of crime. In her article, “Mapping City Crime and the New Aesthetic of Danger”, Aurora Wallace explores the phenomenon of the geographical, digital mapping of crime in major American cities as well as the implications that occur due to this occurrence. There is a strong correlation between the “systematic gathering of crime statistics” being used as tools for publicizing the police’s effectiveness as well as mobilizing public interests in regards to th...   [tags: Crime, Sociology, Police, Criminology]

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Creating a Web Site about the Cherokee Removal in 1838

- Rhetorical Analysis For my final project, I decided to work on a functional Web site, one that has a purpose. It's part of another project I'm working on with the Multicultural Archive of Georgia. The purpose of my final project is a pedagogical one. It is simply a helpful, educational site on the Web. For the most part, my project focuses on four maps that come from the Hargrett Rare Manuscript Library. Most of the maps focus on the state of Georgia, with an emphasis on the former territories of the Eastern Cherokee nation....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis]

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The Correlation Between Crime And Crime

- The ability to accurately predict the spatial distribution of crime, or the probability that a crime will occur in a given location, can reduce policing expenses, streamline administration, and most importantly, increase citizen and officer safety. Over 130,000 crimes were committed in Bloomington, Illinois from December 2002 to December 2012. The location and the severity of these crimes were submitted to spatial statistical software to generate a series of crime distribution maps and to perform spatial Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) tests to determine if the spatial patterns of crime vary from year to year, between seasons, or with the time of day....   [tags: Statistics, Statistical significance]

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Stages of Team Development

- Introduction Nowadays, team is widely used in organizations, because team is effective. “A team is not just a group of people who work together or like each other or share opinions. A team is group of people with a common objective.” (Barnes, 2001) More and more organization tends to work in team (Milliken and Martins, 1996). Teamwork is used extensively, because, coaching team is able to effectively get an extraordinary goal (Mitsch, 2010). This essay will write about the reasons of team effective, Firstly, it will write about the percentages of people want to work in a team and the reasons of choice teamwork....   [tags: Informative, Team Creativity]

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Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR)

- The biggest issue when it comes to creating a system for image retrieval based on image queries is the semantic gap. The semantic gap is defined as “the lack of coincidence between the information that one can extract from the visual data and the interpretation that the same data have for a user in a given situation” (Smeulders). What a system can discern from an image can be completely different to what a human user can discern. It can also be the case that two human users assign different descriptions for the same image, adding to the complexity of the problem....   [tags: vision science, human vision system HVS]

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The Paradigm : Can Challenge, Or Not?

- The Paradigm: To challenge, or not to challenge. In modern days, scientific discourse between ‘normal’ and ‘revolutionary’ scientists has raised questions about what they should or shouldn 't give proper attention and further study. One example of this, is the orthodox narrative of modern human history shared by geologists and archaeologists around the world, which tells us that the first technologically advanced human civilizations started in Mesopotamia around 3,000-5,000 BC. However, a series of evidence brought forth by two science skeptics and scientists suggest that the current narrative of our history could be inaccurate....   [tags: Scientific method, Science]

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Mapping the Future

- Mapping the Future Technology and computers have revolutionized many of the aspects of our lives. Many professions and businesses have used technology to their advantage and completely changed industries. One profession that has drastically changed because of computers and technology is cartography or mapmaking. The impact of technology on geographic information and mapmaking has led to new techniques and skills for these now computer-based jobs and careers. New technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Global Positioning System (GPS) have emerged in mapmaking....   [tags: Cartography Technology Computers Essays]

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Concept Definition Map

- Content area vocabulary is a key component to children’s success in the subject. Developing content area vocabulary in their students is sometimes a challenge for teachers. There are many strategies to help teachers build and strengthen vocabulary in their classroom. One strategy is a type of graphic organizer called a concept definition map. “The use of graphic organizers to organize information sometimes gets a bad rap. However, using these tools involves much more than just putting information into little boxes” (Concept/Definition Maps to Comprehend Curriculum Content, 2011)....   [tags: Content Area, Vocabulary, Education, Students]

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Emotional Intelligence : The Key Of A Successful Marriage

- According to John Gottman, emotional intelligence is the key of a successful marriage, with the argument being that a person who is more in touch with emotions is likely to get along well with other people. The same principle applies in successful marriages. A couple that is emotionally intelligent can understand, honor and have respect for one another and their marriage. Gottman says that we aren’t born with emotional intelligence. It is learnt over a long time. In addition, emotional intelligence plays a role in helping couples to recognize the value of marriage, which is the key to a successful marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Spouse, Husband]

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Tsunamis: How Oregon Can Better Prepare for Cascadia

- ... This new method has improved the response time and can save many lives; previous warning systems took an hour or even longer to be sent out, and now it takes ten or fifteen minutes for people to know when, where, and what is happening. Using cellphones to alert residents of potential tsunami threats is very reliable because while other methods of communication can fail, mobile messaging and radio are resilient. It took India seven years to start this new system, and the Indian government has plans to expand this low cost system to other countries (European Political Newspaper)....   [tags: hazard assessment, inundation simulation]

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Digital Crime Mapping Software Improves The Police

- Crime mapping is a fairly simple concept. The push-pin maps that can be seen in any police show are entering the digital era. Digital crime mapping software improves the police’s ability to respond to situations and analyze crime in leaps and bounds. What before might have taken different sets of eyes can now be done by entering in multiple sets of GPS co-ordinates. Crime mapping can be used to identify patterns in crime, as well as allow officers in the field to simultaneous view the same map, even as it is updated with new information....   [tags: Crime, Police, Crime mapping]

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The Historical Documentary World War I

- The historical documentary World War I in Colour is an effective historical documentary because it provides the audience with a sense of the savagery of trench warfare, and its effects on the people who fought in it. The images in the film are particularly poignant because they portray the war in a format that no one has seen before: color. This is an extremely effective device in establishing the theme of the documentary; that trench warfare was extremely violent and changed the lives of the people who fought on the western front of World War I....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Trench warfare]

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American Community Survey

- Introduction The definition of American Community Survey (ACS) by the U.S. Census Bureau is “an ongoing survey that provides data every year and giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services [1]. All rights reserved. Used here for educational purposes only." The American Community Survey intended to deliver the most recent demographic, economic, social, and housing evaluation during the years. The ACS is a part of the U.S. Census Bureau and they save some information every year that is approximately in more than 40 different topics....   [tags: U.S census, data, master address file]

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Teaching Youth : A High School Global Studies Teacher With A Creative Twist

- In a world today where information is at a student’s fingertips it’s still so surprising how little students know about the world around them. It is my professional goal to use my Secondary Education, Social Studies Broad Field degree to become a High School Global Studies teacher with a creative twist. When my future students leave my classroom, I want them to have not only a greater understanding of the world events and cultures at large, but also have a great appreciation of the community culture that surrounds them....   [tags: High school, Culture, Education]

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The World Geo-Graphic Atlas, published by Walter Paepcke

- Until the 1950s, Atlases were mostly comprised of maps that simply show space and place. However in 1953, the World Geo-Graphic Atlas, published by Walter Paepcke’s Container Corporation of America (CCA) with Herbert Bayer, changed people’s notion of what maps look like and what information they contain. Bayer believed, that maps were “a record of time and perhaps even a tool of prognostication.” By the use of Isotypes (International System of Typographic Picture Education), Bayer created an atlas that is universal, therefore allowed viewers to understand complex data more clearly and easily....   [tags: topographic pictures, innovation]

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The Conflict Between China And Philippines

- Arguments lead to conflict, conflicts wages battles and battles may result to wars. Whenever something is worth fighting for, one does not simply backs out without a fight. Of all the island in the Philippines, Scarborough shoal can be considered as the most intriguing property of the country. It is said to be claim to the Philippines but China also claims it as theirs. Scarborough shoal is located at the west of Zambales, Mindanao. China refers to it as the Huangyan Island while Philippines called it Panatag Shoal....   [tags: South China Sea, Spratly Islands, Philippines]

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Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Practice

- One of the most essential aspects of doing a job well, no matter what job it is, is the ability to think critically about a situation. Finn (2011) defines critical thinking as “the ability and willingness to assess claims and make objective judgments on the basis of well-supported reasons and evidence rather than emotion or anecdote”. The difference between assessing a certain situation critically and assessing it without any evidence to corroborate your claims is that when you look at something critically, you are using your ability to “come up with the alternative explanations for events, think of research findings and apply new knowledge to social and personal problems” (Finn, 2011)....   [tags: Human Intellect, Healthcare]

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Why Are Smartphones And Gadgets?

- Now-a-days technology makes everything reliable and more comfortable than ever. We also can see a lot of improvisation in cars or bike which help us lot in many aspects, whether it comes to the safety, speed or comfort. The area which changing and adopting the new ideas very rapidly is mobiles and gadgets. A decade before now was 512MB RAM was sufficient in computers, but now 2GB is not enough for mobile phones, because in today’s era we are not using the mobile phone which were only able to make calls, and texts....   [tags: Mobile phone, IPhone, Smartphone, Nokia]

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Saffron Walden as a Typical Medieval Market Town

- Saffron Walden as a Typical Medieval Market Town To find out if Saffron Walden was a typical medieval market town we will compare it with other towns we know were. I will be comparing Saffron Walden with Hereford, Sailsbury and Ludlow. One thing that they all must have is a market. All these towns have a market because we saw it on the map and maps have no reason to be biased or lie. We can see in the maps of Sailsbury and Hereford the grid pattern that markets had and all the specific rows like Butcher row and Milk lane....   [tags: Papers]

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Issues of the Human Genome Project

- Issues of the Human Genome Project The history of the human race has been filled with curiosity and discovery about our abilities and limitations. As an egotistical creature with a seemingly unstoppable desire for new accomplishments, we attempt feats with emotion and tenacity. People worldwide raced to be the first to discover the secrets and the ability of flight. Enormous amounts of monies were spent on sending people into space and the race to land on the moon. With the rapid growth of scientific knowledge and experimental methods, humans have begun to unravel and challenge another mystery, the discovery of the entire genetic make-up of the human body....   [tags: Genetics Genes Science Papers]

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History and Functions of Soundcards

- The sound map - history and ranges of application the ranges of application of a sound map extended in the last years strongly. Begun of simple beep tones, there are nowadays already the errors and such publications sound maps with a Subwoofer connection, even complete Sourround systems. Today the sound maps are used mainly for music hearing, in addition, in the play world the sound finds ever more trailer. When the first PC came on the market, was not to be thought of digital music from the computer yet at all....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Map Is Only Useful if It Simplifies Things. To What Extent Does this Apply to Knowledge?

- “A map is only useful if it simplifies things.” To what extent does this apply to knowledge?” The title of this essay claims that the usefulness of a map in knowledge is limited to its ability to simplify things. Before I discuss this, it is important to look at the key words used in phrasing the claim. A map can be defined as a clear representation of any physical space or a place in existence. “The area depicted on maps can range from the entire world to just a neighborhood, and most maps are depicted on a flat two-dimensional plane....   [tags: hypothesis and experimentation]

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Cognitive Mapping Is A Mental Picture Or Image Of A Person 's Physical Environment

- Cognitive mapping are imaging of the attributes of our environment, according to Edward Tolman, (1948). Tolman, suggested that cognitive mapping are also a mental picture or image of a person’s physical environment. For example, my best friend moved away to Texas ten years ago. Nonetheless, we were college roommates back some twenty years ago. When, I decided to celebrate my 50th birthday five years ago, she decided to come back and celebrate my birthday with me. When, she got off the train, I gave her precise directions because of my cognitive mapping which were the images of the important streets that she should follow to be able to come directly to my house without getting lost....   [tags: Memory, Hippocampus, Cerebral cortex, Cerebrum]

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A Deeper Look into the History of Apple iOS.

- Over the years mobile phones have gone from a bulky Motorola DyanaTac 8000x that was 13 inches in length, weighed 2.5 pounds and featured one application, a contact list. Today we have a number of different phones available. From touchscreen to gesture capabilities and phones with microphones allowing voice input which results in immediate action as well as the capacity to directly manipulate content. In this paper I am going to explore the growth of mobile applications and delve deeper into one of the most popular platforms on the market today, Apple’s iOS....   [tags: History of the Mobile Phone, Apple, Cellphone]

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Band Of Giants : The Revolutionary War

- First impression, Band of Giants could be just another mediocre war novel that seems to catch your attention initially but gradually becomes a repetitive list of events with subpar narrative that usually ends in a gut wrenching battle to finish the book; however Band of Giants is anything but that. This lively narrative of one of the most interesting wars of all time (Revolutionary War 1775-1783) realistically assesses an interesting mixture of men who led the military struggle against Britain, revealing both their strengths and weaknesses....   [tags: American Revolutionary War, George Washington]

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The Between Political Gerrymandering And Racial Gerrymandering

- This week’s Senior Symposium given by Brian Cannon (2016) was focused primarily on the nature or gerrymandering in Virginia’s congressional districts. Many fact were disseminated and many maps were shown. Many uncited statistics were given about the nature of competitiveness in elections and as well as a few brief tidbits of information concerning various historical figures such as Plato, James Madison, and the revered Martin Luther King JR. It was also explained that as the years have progressed that the size of political middle, and the number politicians who would claim that they fall into said category, has shrunk exponentially (Cannon 2016)....   [tags: African American, United States, Racism]

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The Colonization Of The English Colonization

- Discussions of early English colonization have often focused exclusively on the perspectives of the colonists and the colonial promoters and organizers, such as the commercial joint-stock companies. Beyond their role in the issuance of charters, the English Crown and its related bodies, such as the Privy Council, are given little consideration or confined to roles as secondary figures within the greater colonial narrative. The problem lies in the fact that imperial involvement and the politics of empire are frequently excluded from the English colonial narrative by scholars....   [tags: British Empire, Colonialism, United Kingdom]

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I Am An Unlikely English Teacher

- I am an unlikely English teacher. In kindergarten, I was diagnosed with Visual Dyslexia and Hyperactivity Disorder (now called ADHD). I grew up in poverty, and my only means to a Bachelor’s degree was a federal Pell Grant. Learning has been a lifelong passion of mine, thanks to the adult influences in my life, but my path has been a rocky one. I needed special intervention in school. I was unorganized, struggled with graphic learning (maps, math, Social Studies), and worked extra hours to attain the skills I needed to survive in school....   [tags: Education]

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Improving your Google Local Ranking

- Smaller, locally based businesses have a better opportunity to rank well for searches with local intent. On Google, a local search is anytime a user adds in a geo-modifier into the search results. Additionally, with a recent update, Google now has blended search results with both local (based off IP address) and organic results regardless if there’s a Geo-modifier. We will cover the most important factors for local rankings, and explains the importance of optimizing each of them. Getting your website to appear in the first few pages of Google SERPs is determined by how well you optimize these categories of local search ranking factors....   [tags: locally based business, local search]

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Mesoscale Convective Complex

- Introduction On the evening of June 27 through the early morning of June 28, areas of New York and Pennsylvania experienced flooding due to intense rainfall from a passing storm system. Prior rainfall from the previous days had left the ground moist and river levels higher than normal (“Flood event of”). This elevated the flooding risk caused by added precipitation. Areas that had the most precipitation in a 24 hour period included northeastern Chenango County in New York and northern Wayne County in Pennsylvania, which had 4.50-5.00 inches and 6.00 to 6.50 inches of precipitation respectively, based on Multisensor Precipitation Estimates (“Rainfall for june”)....   [tags: MCC]

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Google Is Working to Save the Planet

- INTRODUCTION: Google Search is a web search engine owned by Google Inc. Google Search is the most-used by every individual in their daily access.It is shown that there are more than 3 billion searches every days.It contains information about every subject, which user requests.The main purpose of Google Search is to hunt for text in publicly accessible documents offered by web servers. Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed google search in 1997. These include synonyms, stock quotes, maps, weather forecasts, time zones, earthquake data, movie showtimes, airports, sports scores and highlights....   [tags: search engine, daily access]

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The Human Genome Project

- The Human Genome Project The Human Genome Project is a long-term project by international scientist to develop detailed genetic and physical maps of the human genome. Researchers are engaged in locating and identifying all of its genes and establishing the sequence of the genes and all other components of the genome. This monstrous task has the potential to dramatically increase our understanding of human evolution and variation, and perhaps most importantly…human disease. The success of the Human Genome Project also poses potential societal problems....   [tags: Genetics Science Biology Essays]

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Evolutionary Explanations for Human Intelligence

- Evolutionary Explanations for Human Intelligence Intelligence is a hard word to define. Eysenck defined intelligence as 'the all-round mental abilities or thinking skills either of human or of lower species.' These include problem solving, reasoning, predicting events, memory and language. Another definition of intelligence is 'the ability to adapt, survive and thrive in response to changing environmental demands. Taking both these definitions of intelligence, we can deduce that human intelligence must be a development from the lower species, and the greater the ability to problem solve, reason, predict events, remember and use language the more evolved the int...   [tags: Papers]

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The Slave Ship : A Human History By Marcus Rediker And Rebecca Ginsburg 's Lecture

- Slavery of course has never been a positive thing for society, but never had I thought about how it may have been misrepresented. The chapter “African Paths to the Middle Passage” in The Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker and Rebecca Ginsburg’s lecture both showcased the lesser known information about the Atlantic slave trade. Professor Ginsburg’s slides showed us multiple maps which misrepresented the cruelties of the slave trade. Humans were being shipped by the masses half way across the world, but the same maps that we grew up learning about slavery with put their value on par with common goods like cotton and wood....   [tags: Atlantic slave trade, Slavery, Africa]

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Bioliographic Information on Slavery and Colonial Rule in French West Africa by Martin Klein

- Bibliographic Information: Klein, Martin A., Slavery And Colonial Rule in French West Africa, 1998, Cambridge University Press The book bears importance in being one of the few studies about domestic slavery within the French West Africa. It contributes to the field of study, by elaborating on the importance of slavery in Senegal, Sudan and Guinea in Africa’s development. The period of the study lies from 1876 to 1922, wherein Klein ultimately shows the evolution of slavery. In the years prior to 1876, Klein argued that slavery had an economic and social significance in societies....   [tags: study, slavery, exonomic, social]

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The Compass: How a Small Navigational Instrument Changed the Face of the Earth

- “Navigation, in its simplest form, means to find your way to a point and back again.” For much of human history, naval navigation consisted of travelling on rivers and waterways, and when at sea, following the coastline so to not get lost. The compass changed that; sailors could boldly sail into the middle of an Ocean, and know that if they headed west, all they had to do to return was head east. The compass itself is a simple navigational instrument that contains a magnetic component that aligns itself with the Earth’s own magnetic pole, allowing the user to know the directions of North and South, and subsequently East and West....   [tags: navigation, human history, naval]

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Apple Inc : The Consumer Electronic Products Like Mac, Iphone, Ipod And Smartwatch

- Apple is well- known for its consumer electronic products like MAC, IPhone, IPad, IPod and smartwatch. Apple Incorporation is an American international company whose headquarters are in Cupertino, California. In addition to its popular products, Apple also make and designs consumer software that consist of its own iOS operating system, its own Safari web browser, and its media featured recognized as ITunes. Steve Jobs is the creator of Apple, but he had two colleagues that worked diligently to help pave the way for Apple....   [tags: Apple Inc., IPhone, ITunes, ITunes Store]

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The Battle Of Valley Forge National Historical Park, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania

- Task B) We will take a trip to Valley Forge National Historical Park, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. We will take this trip during week four of the unit. 1) We will be discussing the major battles of the war and although Valley Forge had no hand to hand combat, it was a major battle. It tested the men’s will power and they were able to prepare for the battles head. It aligns with the standard because it helped shape the rest of the war and how America did things. The standard talks about understanding how and why people create, maintain, or change systems of power, authority, and governance, and Valley Forge did exactly that....   [tags: Thought, Idea, Textbook, Psychology]

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Three Effective Strategies for Managing Behaviors of Emotionally Disturbed Students

- Emotional disturbance has become more relevant in schools today. It is seen in many different forms and covers a wide range of different disorders. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act defines emotional disturbance as “…a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child’s educational performance: (A) An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors. (B) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers....   [tags: emotional disturbance, classroom, mental health]

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The Impact Of Ice Sheets Were At Their Peak Size

- 21,000 years ago, the Last Glacial Maximum, or LGM, occurred. It was the most recent period in climate history where ice sheets were at their peak size. This era “represents the nearest of a series of past climatic extremes characterizing the waxing and waning of Quaternary ice ages and as such serves as an excellent testing ground for assessment of sensitivity of the Earth’s climatic system,” (814, MAROGT). Due to this sensitivity of the climatic system, when data modeling global climates it is easier to see the individual effects of various external forcings (factors that alter the climate) when they are manipulated....   [tags: Climate, Climate change, Earth]

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The Mice And Their Effects On The World War II

- Perspectives 4Skinner also designed the cumulative recorder. The recorder helped Skinner to see therate of the rat responses and the outcome of occurrences over these responses (Vargas, 2005).The type of behaviors by the rats was called operant behavior. If rewards of punishments weregiven to the animals or humans to reinforce or deter certain behaviors, it was called operantconditioning.Skinner began working at the University of Minnesota after he became married. Heachieved very little in science until World War II started....   [tags: Psychology, Behaviorism, Behavior]

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Three Core Uses of Geographic Information Systems in Pakistan

- Several studies and research papers have been made in order to find out the feasibility and applicability of Geographical Information Systems in the modern world. GIS and Crime Mapping by author Spencer Chainey and Jerry Ratcliffe is one such source. Crime Mapping is a major aspect of Geographical Information Systems that can be used in major cities with crime problems such as Karachi. The study goes over the operation, investigative and strategic applications of Crime Mapping and how it must be used in order to have a maximum impact of reducing crime....   [tags: crime mapping, hydrology, land management]

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Clustering of Near Duplicate Images in the Web Search

- The overall objective is to cluster the near-duplicate images. Initially, the user passes the query to the search engine and the search engine results in set of query related images. These images contain duplicate as well as near-duplicate images. The main aim of this paper is to detect near-duplicate images and cluster those images. This is achieved through the following steps – Image Preprocessing, Feature Extraction and Clustering. In image processing, the initial step is preprocessing. Image preprocessing is nothing but noise removal and image enhancement....   [tags: search engine, diagram, data]

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