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DigitalGlobe Foundation: Fostering the Vision of “Seeing a Better World”

The DigitalGlobe Foundation was established to support university research and the next generation of geospatial technology users through grants of satellite imagery. In this interview, Editor in Chief Joe Francica discusses the mission of the Foundation with its executive director, Mark Brender.

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Azavea Announces Winners of Summer of Maps Fellowships

Azavea writes: I am writing to share the winners of the third annual Summer of Maps fellowship program.  We have selected three GIS students from The University of Pennsylvania, Clark University, and Colgate University to receive a $5,000 stipend to perform...Read more

The Search for the Best Geospatial Conference Keynote Speaker

The conference keynote: should geospatial conference organizers spend time that might be more valuably used for a single speaker to address all of the attendees? If they choose to have one or more keynote speakers, who should they choose? What make a good keynote presenter...Read more

GeoTech Center Cancels 2014 National Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

Scott Jeffrey, Professor and Program Director, Geospatial Applications Program at Community College of Baltimore County, and Assistant Director / Senior Team member at the GeoTech Center, explained on a LinkedIn group that this year's contest was cancelled. We...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: IEEE Award, Crime on Campus, Polar Geospatial Bootcamp

Awards Spatial Data Structures Prompt Award Hanan Samet, a Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, has been named the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society's prestigious W. Wallace McDowell Award for his...Read more

Mapping tool used by Census Bureau has roots in NSF-funded project

Census Explorer, a new online tool that displays demographic information on maps of states, counties, and neighborhoods, is powered by Social Explorer, a data visualization tool developed by NSF-funded sociologist Andrew Beveridge.

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