Racism, Social Justice, and GIS (ArcNews Online)

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GEOINT Takes Center Stage in National Security: A Recap of the GEOINT Symposium 2013*

Via: Directions Magazine

Batty: Another Great State of the Map Conference

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NGA’s InnoVision Poised To Help Agency Deliver ‘Immersive’ Future For GEOINT

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Quick Learner Saves San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District Millions of Dollars (ArcNews Online)

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No new safety rules since West, TX explosion

Esri map allows you to cross reference the location of schools with facilities that need to report to the Risk Management Program about their chemicals.

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GEOINT Coverage, Day 4: More clips from the Expo

GEOINT 2013* — Day Four

Here are more videoclips from the GEOINT Exposition Hall.

VGo replicates a person in a distant location. A user can see, hear, talk and move around as if there. It was designed for healthcare staff such as doctors, and students or remote workers. Using

Via: Geospatial Solutions

Story Maps for “Bread and Butter” Applications

Story Maps are fun, easy, and informative. Their popularity is documented by the many interesting examples you will find at the Story Maps Gallery. An enduring favorite of mine is not the most sophisticated, or provocative, or one that required GIS tradecraft

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Web Maps, Web Apps, Storymaps

Bicycle Route, New York City to New Jersey

Web maps, web apps, storymaps … these and other new terms are frequently used in the new world of cloud based GIS. Sorting through the lexicon of any field is critical to understanding it and to teach it. What are the similarities and differences between these terms, and

Via: GIS Education Community

Overview of Public Health and GIS

This article provides an overview of the use of GIS as in public health. It includes a short history of its development as a tool in the field, explains how GIS is used, different data sources and how the privacy of sensitive health information is maintained. Examples of current research

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Congressman Ruppersberger: GEO-INT Prepared Remarks

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Congressman Ruppersberger on Long-term Space Plan, FISA, STEM and UAVs

Congressman C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger, (D-MD-2nd), the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence opened his morning address with a discussion of U.S. long-term plans for space. Warning that U.S. spending on space programs has fallen from 80% to near 20% of…

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GeoTech Center Cancels 2014 National Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

Scott Jeffrey, Professor and Program Director, Geospatial Applications Program at Community College of Baltimore County, and Assistant Director / Senior Team member at the GeoTech Center, explained on a LinkedIn group that this year’s contest was cancelled.

We have not been able to…

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GIS Health News Weekly: Medicare in AL, Drug Pricing, HIV Prevention

Mapping Medicare Dollars in Alabama

The data are from 2012, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Map by Tableau. I’m seeing that more and more in newspapers!

The map below shows payments to Alabama health care providers by ZIP code. You can choose to map either dollar amount…

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Using the Google Earth Flight Simulator


The Google Earth Flight Simulator is one of those features that many people overlook. Here are some tips to make the most of it.

With the the release of Google Earth 4.2 back in 2007, Google added a much-requested feature to the product; a flight simulator. To try

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">"Bridging the gap between GIS business and technical folk" by Matt Sheehan

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AfricaGEO to Highlight Geomatics Practice in Africa

The AfricaGEO conference in July 2014 promises a range of interesting papers with a focus on geomatics practice in Africa. Parallel sessions are organised such that you should always find a session of interest within these broad fields: 1) cadastres and land tenure 2) technology, engineering, precise surveying and

Via: GIM International

Satellite Navigation Contest: Turning Satnav Ideas into Business

Propose a great satnav idea and win a prize with ESA support to create your own business. Previous winners are now running companies with systems for athlete tracking and indoor navigation, and many are supported by ESA’s Business Incubation Centres.

Via: GIM International

Spectra Precision’s New MobileMapper 20 Handheld Extends GIS Capabilities in the Field

WESTMINSTER, Colo., April 17, 2014 – Spectra Precision introduced today the MobileMapper

Hyperspectral Imager for Measuring Plant Photosynthetic Activity

SPECIM, Finland, has announced the release of AisaIBIS, a robust and very high spectral resolution hyperspectral imager for ground and airborne measurement of sun induced fluorescence from plants.

Via: GIM International