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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.

Friday, August 8th 2014
by Nancy M. Rapavi

The Military Intelligence Corps Association presented National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Letitia A. Long with the Knowlton Award for intelligence excellence Aug. 7 at the agency’s Springfield, Virginia, headquarters.

Thursday, August 7th 2014
by Cheryl Pellerin

In the spirit of innovation, and as part of a revolution fomented among the workforce by Director Letitia Long, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is unbolting its doors to expand industry partnerships and slash the time it takes to acquire critical capabilities.

Wednesday, August 6th 2014
by Kathleen Maclay

UC Berkeley economist and assistant professor of public policy Solomon Hsiang led the econometrics team that helped assemble a major report released June 24 that projects significant economic risks from climate change in the United States. 

Wednesday, July 30th 2014
by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department is using GeoSHAPE tool that will soon be available to assist countries and organizations dealing with the deadly consequences of hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters and humanitarian crises, experts from DoD. The open-source tool is not directly related to shapefiles; the acronym stands for geospatial tool for security, humanitarian assistance and partnership engagement.

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