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Thursday, August 21st 2014
by Laura Rocchio

The Landsat fleet of satellites can tell responders what damage disasters have done, providing timely insight into flood extents, fire boundaries, lava flow directions, road conditions, and oil slick movements. The images from these birds support response to earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, fires, landslides, oil spills, and hurricanes worldwide.

Wednesday, August 20th 2014
by Directions Staff

Alteryx announced its new release earlier this year.  Directions Magazine interviewed Paul Ross, vice president for product and industry marketing, to discuss how the more user-centric design of the 9.0 version allows for decision making closer to line-of-business managers, accomplishes fuller data blending, and allows direct integration of social media data feeds.

Wednesday, August 20th 2014
by Catherine Burton

In this interview, contributing columnist Catherine Burton shares a discussion she had with Vince Deno, president of Millennium Space Systems, on the “small sat” phenomenon and the explosion of companies now entering the commercial remote sensing business.

Monday, August 18th 2014
by Directions Staff

Earlier this year Miguel Arias joined CartoDB as its new COO. Directions Magazine quizzed him about the company and its plans for growth.

Monday, August 18th 2014
by Barbaree Ash Duke

The National Council on Geographic Education’s (NCGE) annual meeting provides a forum for leaders in geography education to exchange information, enhance their skills and explore new teaching methods with the thought leaders in education. Directions Magazine’s executive webinar producer, Barbaree Duke, attended the event and provided this recap.

Thursday, August 14th 2014
by Michelle Goldsmith

One of many fields to undergo phases of disruptive technology and innovation is utility locating technology. In this article, Michelle Goldsmith, a freelance technology journalist,discusses the use of augmented reality with mobile devices to visualize underground assets.

Thursday, August 14th 2014
by University of Kansas News Service

Where would species migrate to stay alive as climate changes? Lifemapper, an online species-distribution tool created at the University of Kansas, is one tool that may help predict their new homes.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014
by Butch Lazorchak

, from the LIbrary of Congress, recaps the June National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC).

Wednesday, August 13th 2014
by Victoria Gammino

The four pillars of polio eradication all rely on “microplans”— detailed logistical blueprints that guide the planning and implementation of vaccination campaigns, routine immunization outreach, and surveillance for polio cases by providing critical data on the size and location of the target population in a given geographic area.  Victoria Gammino, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist from the CDC explains how that's done in areas that don't have all the geosaptial technology routinely available in the U.S.

Monday, August 11th 2014
by Brandon Engel

When the “Project Loon” balloon circumnavigated the globe in 22 days this spring, it validated Google’s ambitious and highly secretive endeavor to bring Internet access to a significant portion of the world’s currently unconnected population. Freelance author Brandon Engel takes us behind the scenes of the project, revealing the potential economic impact for rural and poorly served areas where Internet access is impeded.

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