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Monday, October 6th 2014
by Benjamin Clement

Are street addresses obsolete? There are times when they are useless in an emergency. Carbon County, Utah GIS manager Benjamin Clement provides details about a flooding incident in his county where standard addresses became part of the problem. Then he provides his solution.

Thursday, October 2nd 2014
by Catherine Burton

Contributing columnist Catherine Burton interviewed Michael Carson, GIS manager at the City of Burbankwhere, as in many cities, GIS work continues to be a critical element in city administration and planning.

Wednesday, October 1st 2014
by Joyce Tam

CSX Corporation operates trains over 23,000 route miles in 23 states. The company has implemented a new fleet management solution that is reducing carbon emissions, improving safety for its employees and evaluating the implications of operating trains in multiple tax jurisdictions. It’s a solution that has CSX barreling down the right track.

Monday, September 29th 2014
by University of Cambridge

Researchers have created a "large-scale zoning plan" that aims to limit the environmental costs of road expansion while maximizing its benefits for human development.

Thursday, September 25th 2014
by NOAA

A new NOAA nationwide analysis shows that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions -- can area larger than the state of Wisconsin -- experienced changes in land cover, including a decline in wetlands and forest cover with development a major contributing factor.

Thursday, September 25th 2014
by Jon Campbell

A recent White House-led assessment found that Landsat is among the Nation’s most critical Earth observing systems, second only to GPS and weather. A new USGS study, Landsat and Water — Case Studies of the Uses and Benefits of Landsat Imagery in Water Resources, provides examples of why Landsat is so valuable.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014
by Tim Garcia

“Thinking outside the box” can be cliché, but you rarely hear the phrase, “think inside the box.”Tim Garcia, vice president of business development for Moasis Global, looks at a new way of using demographic information and consumer behavior data for mobile marketing.

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014
by Jon Campbell

Today, September 23, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior) released a collection of higher-resolution (more detailed) elevation datasets for Africa. The datasets were released following the President’s commitment at the United Nations to provide assistance for global efforts to combat climate change. The broad availability of more detailed elevation data across most of the African continent through the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) will improve baseline information that is crucial to investigating the impacts of climate change on African communities. 

Monday, September 22nd 2014
by Nick Williams

In this article, Nick Williams, a trainer at Acuity Training, walks through the steps necessary to carry out an analysis of crime data using MapInfo.

Monday, September 22nd 2014
by David Callahan/The Royal Institute of Technology

Whether it’s the Black Death of 1350 or the Ebola virus in West Africa, one thing deadly pandemics have in common is that their progress takes a geographical course. But researcher Lars Skog at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is one of those developing geoinformation systems that can help health workers predict the spread of a disease and stop it.

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