The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) has a big project on its hands. It’s updating the 2006 Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIS&T) Body of Knowledge. The new executive director, Diana Sinton, provides an update on the organization and the plan for the next iteration of this important resource.
Today [Nov 12, 2013], the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) took an important next step to maximize the value of the enormous amount of data collected every day about the Earth and its many environments: a call for public input to inform the development of a blueprint for future Federal investments in this increasingly important domain.
The Eclipse Foundation supports a vibrant an open source community, including the new LocationTech Initiative. This interview with Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, provides some insight into the Foundation and its community.
Typhoon Haiyan (also called Yolanda) has hit the Phillipines killing likely over 1000 people. The crisis mapper communities have reacted fast and started to map the affected areas in OpenStreetMap.
This year Geography Awareness Week is Nov. 17-23, with GIS Day falling on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The event started in 1987, and this year coincides with the National Geographic Society’s 125th birthday. What’s new for 2013?
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