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GIS Health News Weekly: Animated Ebola Map, Addresses for Ebola, Esri and Ebola

Animated Ebola Map Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard's HealthMap now includes an animated Ebola cases/death map. The map taps official sources, but also social media. "The news reports and social media posts aren’t always reliable, but in general they provide an up-to-date sense of...

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GIS Education News Weekly: K-12 Story Map, Day of Geography, QGIS Academy

Esri K-12 Story Map Esri has posted a K-12 story map: GIS in US K12 Education. GIS is helping students learn, engage, and build for college and career. Spread the word! The map includes locations of K-12 Esri licenses, ConnectED licenses (right),...Read more

Polio Eradication, Microplanning and GIS

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...Read more

Google Courts the Stratosphere with “Loon” Technology

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...Read more

GIS Government News Weekly: Wrong Acreage in Washington, Development in Bozeman

Oops, Wrong Acreage on State Map The total number of acres in every county was incorrect in a new online map of public lands from the Washington state Recreation and Conservation Office. The map was announced July 16. What's the problem? The errors...Read more

Ebola Outbreak Maps: Enough Information?

The outbreak of Ebola has prompted media outlets to use maps to convey the spread of the disease. Are they the right maps? Do they communicate the correct information?

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