- ÍtemAcceso AbiertoPropuesta de una infraestructura de datos espaciales para la Universidad Católica de Cuenca(Universidad Católica de Cuenca., 2024) Carmona Chica, Bryam Sebastian; Trujillo Ordoñez, Erika Fernanda; Cobos, Sandra; 0104948203; 1105657512This project proposes the creation of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) at the Catholic University of Cuenca to improve the management, access, and use of Geographic Information (GI) in teaching, research, and linkage with society. A qualitative and technological methodological approach is used, supported by an exhaustive literature review, to establish a solid legal basis that functions as a central axis for the distribution and access to geodata. The development of the geoportal, as a vital tool for access, visualization, and analysis of spatial data, was conducted through the application of the SCRUM methodology, selected for its ability to facilitate rapid adaptation to changes and ensure efficient delivery of the application. This infrastructure aims to promote collaboration, accessibility, and updating of geoinformation to reflect current territorial needs and guidelines for effective integration of the University in global geospatial information management efforts. Updating of legal regulations, implementing training programs for users and administrators, and periodic evaluations of the UCACUE Project Catalog are essential to maintaining the relevance and effectiveness of the SDI. This approach will ensure efficient GI management and strengthen the necessary infrastructure for scientific and technological advancement. The adoption of international standards and policies for data interoperability and accessibility and the creation of geospatial web services are fundamental to fostering an environment of innovation and collaboration within the University, establishing an important precedent in managing and disseminating geographic information in academia.
- ÍtemAcceso AbiertoDesarrollo de web mapping consumible para la red de investigación y observatorios Universidad Católica de Cuenca(Universidad Católica de Cuenca., 2024) Lozada Castro, Gustavo Alexánder; Álvarez Llamoza, Orlando; 0107180341; OrlandoThe Research and Observatory Network of the Catholic University of Cuenca (RIOUC, by its Spanish acronym) is dedicated to research in order to systematically collect, organize, process, and evaluate information on various study phenomena. Optimal management of this information is impeded by the lack of a comprehensive platform to maximize the resources stored in its databases. A web system with Web Mapping functionalities that simplify access and efficient data visualization is proposed to address this challenge. This project aims to enhance the efficiency and productivity of the research and analysis processes carried out at the university level. Implementing Web Mapping tools will enable detailed visualization of observatory projects, providing a geospatial perspective to facilitate informed decision-making. The initiative focuses on solving the current challenge and also foresees substantial improvements in implementing scientific and academic projects through more effective information management.
- ÍtemAcceso AbiertoCorrelación espacial de índice de vegetación de diferencia normalizada (NDVI) entre plataformas satelitales y vehículos aéreos no tripulados (UAV), en los agroecosistemas de cuatro cuencas de los altos Andes del macizo del Cajas.(Universidad Católica de Cuenca., 2023) Leta Morocho, Pablo Vinicio; Quevedo Sacoto , Andrés Sebastián; 0107147274This research was conducted in four watersheds in the High Andes of the Cajas Massif in Azuay, Ecuador, a region known for its lagoons, wetlands, and rich biodiversity. The uniqueness of this environment makes it a critical area for vegetation cover analysis. The objective was to compare the Normalized Difference Vegetation Indices (NDVI) obtained from satellite imagery and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) on twelve routes within the study area. For this comparison, the bilinear resampling method was applied to adjust the spatial resolution of the images. Subsequently, Shannon entropy was used to evaluate the UAV and Sentinel-2 image data quality. The correlation between NDVI was analyzed using Spearman's method. The results indicate that UAV imagery provides more information on NDVI. A significant and positive correlation was observed using Spearman's method. However, negative correlations were also identified, which are attributed to the temporal variability of the vegetation during image capture. The thesis is organized into four chapters, including an introduction to the problem, a theoretical framework, methodology, presentation of results, and recommendations.
- ÍtemAcceso AbiertoModelo de transmisión del rumor basado en agentes: simulación basada en redes complejas en un entorno físico definido.(Universidad Católica de Cuenca., 2023) Moscoso Matailo, Juan Bernardo; Álvarez Llamoza, Orlando; 0106820426This project was conducted to model and analyze the Behavior of Rumor in an educational institution based on the Catholic University of Cuenca (UCACUE by its Spanish acronym). It was achieved by designing an agent-based simulation model using the NetLogo tool. The model represents a simplified version of a real environment and its complex networks. In addition, it simulates the transmission of rumors over time based on the interaction among the agents, permitting the assessment of various scenarios through the model's configurable options. Different simulations concluded that in rumor transmission, most occur during the initial stages of propagation. Furthermore, it was observed that the propagation varies depending on the type of agent that initiates the rumor and the influence it has. Finally, two mitigation strategies based on the prevention and weakening of the influence of the rumor are proposed according to results from test simulations.