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Thursday, October 30th 2014
by David DiBiase

Graduates of higher education programs in geographic information systems and science who can code software and build apps are highly sought after by employers. David DiBiase, Esri’s director of education, explains how the Esri Development Center (EDC) program confers special status and benefits upon a select few leading university departments that challenge their students to develop innovative applications based upon the ArcGIS platform.

Thursday, October 30th 2014
by Jon Campbell

Through time the surface of the earth has become a mosaic of natural and cultural landscapes. Each patch of the mosaic forms part of a diverse, yet interconnected set of landscapes ranging from relatively pristine natural ecosystems to completely human-dominated urban and industrial areas.  The scale of landscape change ranges from local (conversion of a farm into a suburb) to regional (conversion of tall grass prairie ecosystems to agriculture) to global changes (changing climate conditions, sea level rise).

Wednesday, October 29th 2014
by Cheryl Chambers

Here are a few examples of how Census Bureau statistics from the American Community Survey helps make a difference in local communities.

Monday, October 27th 2014
by Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI)

Deverick Anderson, MD, an epidemiologist for Duke Medicine, is using a new tool at Duke to hunt down hidden sources of contamination of antibiotic resistant microbes. His target is Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a dangerous antibiotic-resistant bug that the Centers for Disease Control calculates contributes to 14,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. The new tool, DEDUCE-GEO, uses big data patients' geocoded home addresses.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014
by Michael Terner

AppGeo’s Michael Terner believes the FOSS4G conference “serves as a bellwether for the overall health of technological diversity in the geospatial industry.” In 2014, he suggests, the industry is thriving.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014
by Lora Fleming

As the world wakes up to the power of data, we need to start working out how to join up all this information. We need to turn it into meaningful findings that will help us to make changes to the way we live. A new technique is emerging as part of this quest – the data mashup. This approach to linking data could help us shed light on phenomena such as the health impacts of climate change.

Monday, October 20th 2014
by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

In war-torn Syria, five of six World Heritage sites now "exhibit significant damage" and some structures have been "reduced to rubble," according to new high-resolution satellite image analysis by the nonprofit, nonpartisan American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Monday, October 20th 2014
by Adena Schutzberg

How do geospatial companies use their homepages in 2014? Do visitors get the information they need? Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg grades 11 company efforts.

Thursday, October 16th 2014
by Joe Francica

Viewers of the recent Olympic Games probably saw 3D building models used by NBC TV. Those graphics were developed by AEgis Technologies. On its 25th anniversary, co-founder, president and CEO Steve Hill sat down with Editor in Chief Joe Francica for an update on where his company is headed.

Wednesday, October 15th 2014
by Denise McKenzie, Ron Exler

The Directions Magazine webinar, Making Location Work for Smart Cities – the Case for Location Standards, attracted 575 global registrants on September 3, 2014. In this article, Denise McKenzie, executive director for OGC’s Communications and Outreach Program, and Ron Exler, OGC’s senior consultant, discuss the ongoing efforts involving “smart cities” and how location standards from OGC play a central role in implementations.

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Esri Development Center Program for Higher Education

Graduates of higher education programs in geographic information systems and science who can code software and build apps are highly sought after by employers. David DiBiase, Esri’s director of education, explains how the Esri Development Center (EDC) program confers special status and benefits upon a select few leading university departments that challenge their students to develop innovative applications based upon the ArcGIS platform....

Modeling a Changing American Landscape
The American Community Survey in Action
Is Location Still Everything?
Putting Geography to Work in Healthcare
FOSS4G PDX Conference: Geospatial Technological Innovation and Diversity are Thriving
Data Mashups can Help Answer the World’s Biggest Questions
New high-resolution Satellite Image Analysis: 5 of 6 Syrian World Heritage Sites “Exhibit Significant Damage”
Is GIS Splitting?

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