Gamification touch in Geoinformatics

What is Geoinformatics?? According to Wikipedia,  Geoinformatics is the science and the technology which develops and uses information science infrastructure to address the problems of Geography, Geosciences and related branches of engineering. It includes all the fascinating things which you can think of like map which is the most used things in one form or other by humans since stone age, analyses on human-computer interaction with both wired and wireless networking technologies, urban sustainability planning, augmented reality and satellite systems and its data, space exploration and web mapping like google map, google earth etc.

So then why Gamification is required to develop it? First let’s see what is gamification, It is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems and increase users’ self-contributions. We loved games due to these game mechanics only.

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Power of Spatially-enabled big data

What is a Map ?

Map is not just a piece of paper. It is a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of space – it can be you,me or distant star on the space map.

As we know our Universe is big, so is the data. That is why  Spatially-enabled big data on a map has the power to allow you to answer questions and ask new ones like ‘ Where are disease outbreaks occurring?’, ‘Where is insurance risk greatest given recently updated population shifts’ ? and much more.

As map is link to various sector of society like defence, spread of disease, wildlife conservation, disaster alerts, economics etc. So now come the responsibility to use the map fully with big data.

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