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GIS Health News Weekly: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks, UASs and Infectious Disease, ACA Mapping

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks In advance of World Polio Day on October 24, the Global Health program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has expanded its "Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks Map," adding new data showing how a hostile climate for vaccinators thwarts the eradication of...

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News and Analysis

GIS Government Weekly News: PA Gets Coordinating Committee, Open Data Catalog, Vote in Vermont

PA Gets a GIS Coordinating Committee Only three U.S. states (and commonwealths) do not have a geospatial coordinating council. But Pennsylvania soon will should the state bill be signed into law. A local paper has the story. Campbell County's 1% Tax...Read more

Is Location Still Everything?

"A decade or so ago pundits (ourselves included) said the internet would mean the 'death of distance' and make the world 'flat,' i.e., eliminate geographical differences." So writes Adrian Wooldridge in The Economist. True? And if so, what role did and does GIS play in this...Read more

Putting Geography to Work in Healthcare

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...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: NACIS Student Winner, Mental Health, UConn Certificate

NACIS Student Winner Profiled University of Cincinnati geography student Nate Wessel’s new map is a bike enthusiast’s best friend. And, the map [right] won first place in the student come petition at NACIS. Wessel is profiled in a university news...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: Deadly Disease Infographic, Duke Geomedicine Summit, Tracking Ebola by Cell Phone

Deadly Disease Interactive The Daily Mail's interactive piece looks at the world’s deadlist outbreaks, as well as history’s most dangerous diseases. Ebola Tracking Via Cell Phone The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking the approximate...Read more


Esri Insider Blog

Meet Another Abstract Author

Apollo Teng, the GIS Manager at Montgomery County, Maryland, submitted a paper abstract that discusses how the County enhanced their website with StoryMaps. Montgomery County is one of the most populous Counties in the National Capital region of the United … Continue reading

Just the facts, Ma’am

With less than two weeks left to get your paper abstract in for the 2015 Esri UC, I thought it might be interesting to look at some statistics from last year. Number of papers submitted by the final deadline: 1367 … Continue reading

GeoPeep Chat with Jonah

With the UC Call for Papers deadline fast approaching EsriUC got some insight from a past presenter on why he submitted an abstract this year. We cornered Jonah Adkins who works with Esri Platinum Partner Geographic Information Services, Inc.. Jonah … Continue reading

Bring it On!

The papers, that is! Your paper, to be specific. This is your time to bask in your own glory, make your mark, be all you can be – and you can make it happen at the Esri UC! The Call … Continue reading

A Marketing Student in a Geogeek’s World

By Katherine Desy, Syracuse University Class of 2015 I am one of Esri’s 105 summer interns. I work in the Strategic Marketing Department in Redlands. Currently I am preparing to go back to school for my senior year at Syracuse … Continue reading

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