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Introduction Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide, among many things, the ability to display geographic information on a digital map. Why is this important? Through an easy to use web application it’s possible to make these digital maps readily available to the general public for informed decision making. This article focuses on the use of GIS for viewing urban and spatial data...

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Introduction There are many benefits to a public that actively participates in societal issues. One such issue is land management. The obvious benefits are greater citizen awareness, potential for multi-agency partnerships, increased trust among stakeholders, transparency in decision making and the opportunity for mutual learning. The Web of course plays a fundamental role where on line platforms are created to improve...

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In an attempt to boost the country’s Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (E&P) industry, in 2012 the Greek Government approved its Licence Agreement for hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation on the Ioannina block located in North-Western Greece – a few miles away from the Albanian border. This region, although challenging in terms of morphology holds significant potential according to the...

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The magnitude of Greece’s economic hardship over the last 6 years has been the ultimate test on the country’s perseverance and ability to cope with its tremendous debt. One of the initiatives established to help pay back its creditors is The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund which was set up in 2011 to attract local and foreign investments in Greece...

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“It all starts with land,” says the land man, a person who acquires drilling rights for oil and gas companies. In the United States, land management is an integral part of exploring and producing hydrocarbons. In order to drill, an oil and gas company must acquire a lease from a landowner, allowing it to extract the oil and gas (considered...

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  Throughout history those who achieved great things did so in times of crises, despair and misfortune. This especially rings true for many of Greece’s benefactors who made their fortunes abroad only to return to do their country great service in times of need. Some of Greece’s more prominent benefactors include Andreas Syngros, a Greek banker who financed the Evangelismos Hospital...

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  Urbanization in Greece happened fast. The trend started in the 1960s when flocks of people moved to urban centers in search for a better life and work opportunities. Today 61.4% of Greece’s population lives in cities, Athens and Thessaloniki accounting for almost half. Cramped urban centers didn’t leave much room for open green spaces however in the early 21st century, municipalities...

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