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Google Buys Solar-powered Drone Maker Titan Aerospace, the One Facebook was Said to be Exploring

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has enterred an agreement to acquire Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico based manufacturer of solar powered drones. The solar power means the birds can be in the air for years rather than minutes. And, that works well for Google as it plans to use them for...

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GIS Education News Weekly: Clapper at UGA, QGIS Tutorial, Online Spanish GIS Courses

Teaching and Learning Tools MangoMap Offers QGIS Tutorial MangoMap is online mapping solution so I think the newly announced series of tutorial videos for QGIS is just a marketing/lead collection effort (like the company's book). The first one is up and a new...Read more

Jane Goodall to Announce new Global Community Mapping Initiative on her 80th Birthday, Thursday

This week, we have a great learning opportunity for fans of  our Mapping With Google course and primatologist, Jane Goodall.  Dr. Goodall's 80th birthday is this Thursday and she will be hosting a special Hangout on Air for the occasion. Reaching more people...Read more

GIS Government News Weekly: OKC Potholes, DC Computer Access and Connecticut Open Data

OKC Pothole Map A new interactive map created by The Oklahoman’s Madi Alexander and based on data provided by the city enables residents to track repairs of the more than 80,000 potholes fixed each year. Alexander used CartoDB. I wonder why the city hasn't made...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: Mandela Map, QGIS Data, Robinson on Crimea

Follow in Mandela's Footsteps The South Africa tourist board has created a map so visitors can follow in Nelson Mandela, footsteps. It's got a timeline, links and details needed to visit the sites. I suspect it'd also be useful for educators. And yes, you could...Read more

Google Announces JavaScript Maps API Support for GeoJSON

If you are still fuzzy on what GeoJSON, now is a great time to learn. For us non-programmers, it's a data encoding for geospatial data that more and more products and services are supporting. In fact, USGS offers a series of GeoJSON feeds of earthquake data. The...Read more

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