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WORKFLOW AUTOMATION WITH POSTGIS TOPOLOGY

Anders Møller Jacobsen
Traditionally, a process of changing district borders can be a long and cumbersome process involving several layers of political decision-making. By using PostGIS topology and database triggers the workflow can be optimised and the setup automated, ultimately presenting the end-user with a fluent and fully automatic workflow without any complicated data interactions. This moves the responsibility from the GIS department out in the organisation. This paper presents the findings of creating this setup with the...

Calculation of a nighttime-population map based on free data

Morten Fuglsang
When the first authoritative data was released, free access was given to registries like the building registry (BBR). However, statistical data like the nighttime-population is still not free. This analysis shows how we can use dasymetric mapping to dis-aggregate municipality population data into BBR housing units, producing an estimated nighttime-population map. The results produced show that the proposed model has a general overrepresentation of the population, but despite that, this free dataset calculated here, should...

GIS SOM BESLUTNINGSSTØTTESYSTEM I FORBINDELSE MED PLACERING AF FLYGTNINGE

Line Hvingel & Niels Lundbye-Christensen
Kommunerne har en fælles udfordring: Hvordan huser vi de mange flygtninge, der kommer til landet? Der forventes 17.000 flygtninge til Danmark i løbet af 2016. Det er ikke ligegyldigt, hvor de mange flygtninge kommer til at bo. Det er helt afgørende, at de ikke bliver koncentreret i ghettoer, for det skaber en dårlig kontakt til det danske samfund og øger risikoen for parallelsamfund. Jammerbugt Kommune og COWI præsenterer i artiklen arbejdet med at udvikle et...

Leder

Line Hvingel
Geoforum Perspektiv, Vol 15 No 28 (2016): Special issue related to the yearly conference, Kortdage

Ejendomsdata – forandringer og muligheder

Peter Knudsen
I artiklen præsenteres de ændringer der følger af implementeringen af Ejendomsdataprogrammet under Grunddataprogrammet. Der redegøres bl.a. nærmere for implementeringsplanerne, samt muligheder og gevinster for anvendere. Derudover er der fokuseret på sammenhængene med resten af Grunddataprogrammet og den videre drift, vedligeholdelse og videreudvikling af ejendomsdataområdet. Artiklen er udarbejdet i sammenhæng med et indlæg på Kortdage 2017.

Landadministrationssystemer i et menneskeretligt perspektiv

Stig Enemark
Landadministrationssystemer er et redskab til at håndtere rettigheder, restriktioner og forpligtigelser i relation til jord og fast ejendom. Hver af disse tre komponenter har en menneskeretlig dimension, som relaterer sig til nationale politikker for styring af fast ejendoms anvendelse. Artiklen analyserer landadministrationssystemer i et sådant menneskeretligt perspektiv – med særlig fokus på udviklingslande.

Problems and Values

Allan Holmgren
This article highlights coaching from a narrative and poststructuralist perspective. The article argues that problems are the starting point for any concept and every story – that each term starts with a problem. Issues and events must be named and inserted into a story to make meaning before they can be handled. The article argues that in coaching and leadership conversation about hopes, dreams and visions out of the blue sky without a foundation in...

Factors Affecting the Team Formation and Work in Project Based Learning (PBL) for Multidisciplinary Engineering Subjects

Ahmad Sedaghat
The main challenges facing a project based learning (PBL) facilitator in Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) is addressed here in team forming for multidisciplinary PBL subjects of diploma students in mechanical and civil engineering. These challenges include the type of projects, how to team up students, how to proceed with planning, how to swap planning outputs among teams, and how to proceed with implementation of a project. Having executed several multidisciplinary subjects over few years...

A Decade of Emergence

Leonardo Ramos, Ana Garcia, Diego Pautasso & Fernanda Cristina Ribeiro Rodrigues
The article aims at presenting a discussion about the processes of institutionalization and the expansion of the BRICS through its eight summits. Two issue areas will be emphasised: (i) international political economy – particularly international development – and (ii) international security. The hypothesis is that the BRICS forum has passed through an institutional densification process – see the New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Agreement. In such a process, despite the increasing relevance of...

Brazil-China Energy Cooperation

Philipe Pedro Santos Xavier, Elia Elisa Cia Alves, Andrea Q. Steiner & Fabíola Faro Eloy Dunda
Is it possible to infer that the BRICS has boosted energy cooperation between Brazil and China? If yes, how did it happen? Here, we attempt to answer these questions by analyzing all of the statements from the eight summits promoted under the BRICS (2009-2016), as well as thirty-four energy related bilateral international acts promoted among BRICS countries between 1994 and 2015. Among the main results, we found that, while bilateral energy relations between Brazil and...

Potential Impediments to Long-Term and Low-Carbon Investment: The International Accounting Standards at Stake

Sandra Rigot & Samira Demaria
This paper[i] aim to understand the role of today’s accounting requirements for financial intermediaries (banks and insurers), to be aware of their limitations and to underscore the need for reform in order to foster long-term and then low-carbon capital spending in Europe. The paper shows that International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) can affect long-term asset allocation of banks and insurance companies. International accounting standards do not differentiate between low and carbon intensive investment and do...

Energy markets, financing and accounting – Special issue from the 2017 International Conference on Energy & Environment

Isabel Soares, Paula Ferreira & Poul Alberg Østergaard
This editorial introduces the 15th volume of the International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management. The volume is a special issue from the 2017 International Conference on Energy & Environment, Porto, Portugal and it presents work on energy markets, energy financing and accounting of energy projects.

The price of wind power generation in Iberia and the merit-order effect

Nuno Carvalho Figueiredo & Patrícia Pereira Da Silva
Renewable energy generation depresses electricity spot prices, which is often used as argument to justify incentives provided to renewables. In the so-called “merit-order effect”, renewable power reduces the load available for conventional power and displaces higher marginal cost generation out of the market. In this study, we estimate the value of the “merit-order effect” due to wind power generation in the Iberian market, in the period between 1st January 2008 and 31st October 2016. This...

An Elite Experiment

Nidi Bueno, Natalia B. R. Coelho & Renata Corrêa Ribeiro
This paper focuses on Brazilians’ perceptions of China. Its central argument is that Brazilians’ general perception of China can be well described as conflicting. It also argues that democracy and access to information are the issues that damage China’s image the most, while the BRICS, culture, sports, and education are the topics that benefit China in the way it is seen in Brazilians’ eyes. The work is divided into two parts. First, it explains the...

A Study on Deterministic Convergence and Asymmetric Adjustment from the Perspective of Structural Change

Kun Wang
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations - China, Japan, and South Korea - is committed to the establishment of the East Asian Economic Community in 2020. In this context, this paper examines the output convergence of the 12 countries of the East Asian Economic Community relative to China by means of smooth structural changes and the non-linear adjustment of a unit root test, and then estimates the asymmetric convergence rate. The empirical results show that,...

Community electricity and storage central management for multi-dwelling developments: an analysis of operating options

Elizabeth Tomc & Anthony M Vassallo
A combination of PV, storage and energy management in multi-dwelling developments can be very effective in utilising load diversity and reducing grid dependence. Sharing PV and electricity storage resources within a community renewable energy network (CREN) via an energy management system (EMS) shifts the peak individual loads to times that the grid considers off-peak periods - i.e. night time – so managed off-peak charging and a retail plan with the lowest off-peak pricing affords the...

Assessment for Project-Based Courses

James R. Fugate
A project-based course is where students engage in a series of projects, which help lead students to a defined level of skill as specified in the course goals. Unlike a traditional lecture course where students are given examinations to assess the level of student knowledge and understanding, a project-based course may not include any formal examination. The assessment of student progress is often based on the quality of course projects. For this research, students in...

Toward Smart City Business Models

Sari Perätalo & Petri Ahokangas
This paper discusses a business model concept in a public smart city context. To date, there is no unified understanding of how smart cities create value for their stakeholders. This study aims to contribute to the research by investigating the content and dynamics of a business model approach for smart cities.

Business Models of Internet Companies and Types of Goods Offered

Tymoteusz Doligalski
The article presents the relations between the business models of internet companies operating in the B2C market and the types of goods they offer (i.e. private, club, common, and public goods). The analysis shows that internet companies provide all four types of goods distinguished in the theory of economics.

Classifying the Business Model from a Strategic and Innovation Perspective

Julio E Cuc & Aleksandr Miina
This study explores the relationship between business model, innovation, and strategy. Through a systematic literature review and deductive analysis, it classifies business models according to the degree of innovation, and strategic focus, hence providing a framework to evaluate and improve business models. The research outline suggests a practical application.

Business Model and Non-Financial Key Performance Indicator Disclosure

Laura Bini, Lorenzo Simoni, Francesco Dainelli & Francesco Giunta
Business model disclosure is proposed as a communication tool for companies to increase the effectiveness of non-financial key performance indicator (NFKPI) disclosure. First, business model enables the identification of indicators that are aligned with strategic objectives. Moreover, it acts as an integrated framework, showing how different capitals are combined to create value.

PBL and mixed-background groups on Master’s programmes

Mie Engen, Mia Arp Fallov, Rune Hagel Skaarup Jensen, Julie Borup Jensen & Ole Ravn
This article presents the main findings of an applied research project, which studied student experiences of the challenges and opportunities of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in two master programmes (MPs) at Aalborg University (AAU) characterised by diverse student groups, who bring different educational backgrounds, skills and experiences to the table. Research shows that PBL holds a potential for integrating and promoting learning outcomes for diverse student population, but also that heterogeneity can have negative influence on...

Allocation of the Right to Tax Income from Digital Intermediary Platforms – Challenges and Possibilities for Taxation in the Jurisdiction of the User

Louise Fjord Kjærsgaard & Peter Koerver Schmidt
The authors analyse the current (lack of) possibilities for userjurisdictions to tax the value generated by the increased use of digital intermediary platforms. Focus is on analysing the possibilities for userjurisdictions to tax the remuneration received by a foreign enterprise owning a digital intermediary platform and on disucussing whether the users’ provision of personal data in exchange for access to the platform could be considered a barter transaction for tax purposes in the userjurisdiction. Among...

Viden, virkelighed og curriculum.

Jørn Bjerre
Within sociology „Social Realism“ refers to a theoretical position based on the assumption that social reality is non-reducible to the experience of an individual. Within pedagogical sociology, curriculum theory and educational theory have used this theoretical position in their examination of what knowledge is, and why certain forms of knowledge have become, in the Michael Young’s term, powerful knowledge. This article presents Young’s notion of powerful knowledge, critically discussing its implicit assumption about the relation...

Editorial

Bettina Dahl Søndergaard & Thomas Ryberg
Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, Vol 6 No 2 (2018)

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