Congressman Calls for a Subcommittee with Jurisdiction over Federal Geospatial Activities

Congressman Doug Lamborn recently sent a letter to the House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings asking that a Natural Resources Subcommittee be formed that has primary jurisdiction over federal geospatial activities. In his letter to Hastings, the Congressman for Colorado’s 5th Congressional District noted that, “Congress does not have a committee [...]

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Russia to Insure Next GLONASS Launch

The next GLONASS launch — the GLONASS-K 1 and 2 satellites from Plesetsk scheduled for November 20 — is being insured for 2.17 billion rubles ($50 million US). The insurance is costing Russia 242 million roubles ($5.6 million US).

Russia has faced numerous technical difficulties in its launches. On May 15, a Proton-M satellite crashed. In 2013, Russia lost three GLONASS satellites when their launch aboard a Proton-M rocket went awry, sending the satellites crashing into the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan instead of aloft into space. In 2010, three other GLONASS

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How Your Cell Phone Can Halt Ebola

GIS can be used to help medical providers map the spread of diseases like Ebola and other health risks.

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US Still Not Allowing GLONASS Stations

Pravda is reporting that the United States refused to negotiate with Russia to deploy GLONASS ground on its territory, citing an interview with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

Rogozin stressed that no negotiations were taking place. “We have made a statement in the spring. I offered to initiate talks with the United States to deploy GLONASS infrastructure in their territory, as long as negotiations go, hang the existence of infrastructure GPS stations on the territory of the Russian Federation,” Rogozin said.

Russian specialists are excluding use of the GPS stations on Russian territory for military purposes, he said, adding

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Ipswich hospital improves healthcare service with Esri data visualization

Working with geospatial data provider Esri, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust (IHT) found a location analytics solution to meet its needs.

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Esri’s Living Atlas of the World and Community Maps Year-End Review

The ArcGIS Platform brings together maps, apps, data, and people to make smarter decisions and enable innovation in your organization and community. ArcGIS includes a Living Atlas of the World with beautiful and authoritative maps on hundreds of topics. The Living Atlas combines reference and thematic maps with many topics relating to people, earth, and life. This content is available from any device, anywhere, at any time.

2014 was a busy year for the ArcGIS

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2014 US Esri Data Update for Business Analyst Desktop and Server Now Available

2014 Tapestry

We are pleased to announce the availability of the 2014 US Esri Data Update for Business Analyst Desktop and Server.

Esri’s 2014/2019 demographic updates uphold the new era in data development: retaining the best from our past while adapting to changes in source data.

  • The 2014/2019 updates are the first to include an additional source database from Metrostudy that more than doubles Esri’s geographic coverage and the number of units planned and completed. The addition of this database gives the housing unit update a finer level of granularity and insight into smaller housing markets across the nation. Tracking residential development since 2010,

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Who is buried around Chicago

The Chicago Tribune maps the final resting places of some of Chicago’s most notable figures.

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ZIP code demographics map

Bay News 9 features Esri’s Tapestry Zip code map to find demographic and lifestyle information about Tampa, FL.

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This Site Will Describe Your Entire Life in One Perfect Paragraph Using Only Your Zip Code

A site called ZIP Code lookup by Esri is one of those places where data is beautiful.

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ArcGIS 10.3 Announcement

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GIS in Social Science: Mapping Social Capital Strength to Measure Organizational Efficacy

Turn unmeasurable goals into quantifiable indicators by mapping social capital strength of service oriented nonprofits, NGOs, or government agencies. Whether the need is to prove organizational efficacy, evaluate organizational reach, or demonstrate resource connectivity, social network mapping with GIS tools can bring the often fuzzy field of social science measurement to a new level of clarity by using social capital as a metric.

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Esri Business Analyst Server 10.2.2, 2014 Data Update Patch

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Demystifying Millennials

While their behaviors confound retailers and marketers, we’re starting to gain a better understanding of what makes this cohort click.

Do you know any Millennials? You might even be a Millennial yourself.

Milliennials are contradictions, alternately described as lazy, entitled, idealistic, close to family, and racially diverse. Pew Research notes that Millennials are not bound to organized politics or religion, support a more activist government, are linked by social media, carry debt, and are optimistic about the future.

Demographers disagree about the exact time frame this huge group encompasses. Some say that Millennials were born between 1982 and sometime in the

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Trimble Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

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Exelis reports third-quarter 2014 financial results; revises full-year guidance

$1.5 billion in funded orders in the quarter and funded backlog
increase of 15 percent over the second quarter of 2014

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DigitalGlobe Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

WorldView-3 Now Operational
Company Completes Integration, Realizing $120 Million Synergy Target
Raises 2014 Revenue to Top End of Prior …

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Dell Increases U.S. PC Shipments Nearly 20 Percent Year over Year in Third Quarter, More than Top Two Competitors Combined; Company’s Seventh Consecutive Quarter of Year-over-Year Share Gains Worldwide

Company’s U.S. PC share now 24 percent, a 3.1 percentage-point YoY

Worldwide, Dell grew its PC …

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New Galleries of Geography and Mathematics Maps and Lessons in ArcGIS Online

Gallery of Mathematics Lessons in ArcGIS Online.  A new Geography gallery exists too.

I have created 5 new geography-based lessons and 5 new mathematics-based lessons and placed them in 2 galleries in ArcGIS Online. All 10 lessons are geared toward Grade 6, but can be modified for primary or for upper secondary school. All are based on ArcGIS Online and can be used without logging in; they are designed to introduce students to spatial thinking while focusing on core geography and mathematics standards and content.

The geography lessons include investigations of volcanoes, rivers, oceans, cities, and agriculture, while the mathematics lessons ask students to study demographics,

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Haunted Savannah StoryMap JS for Halloween

Kelly Bigley Sr. Geospatial Developer, GISi put together a StoryMap for Halloween: the Haunted Savannah story map. There are details of the what and how in these two blog posts (1,2). I just want folks to know about this open source project. See also: Digital Storytelling Made…

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