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Google Open its Map Gallery to All; Re-renames My Maps

Google invites everyone to not only search its Map Gallery, but now to add to it. Those with Google Maps Engine or My Maps maps can turning switch sharing to "public" for access by anyone. When launched in February of this year the Map Gallery on included "selected" maps; now it will be a...

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GIS Education News Weekly: USC Spatial Treasure Hunt, Maps Engine Lite, Chico State Geography

USC Spatial Treasure Hunt This year marked the first USC GeoScavenge, a Welcome Week event created by the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) housed in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. During the Aug. 22 event, students used smartphones...Read more

ASU alum’s mapping project a finalist in Google Impact Challenge

Arizona State University alumnus Adam Kiefer, a geographic informations systems (GIS) specialist, works to protect the Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. He developed a public safety program that has advanced to the...Read more

Do Everyday Maps Meet Your Expectations?

We see maps every day. They appear in online news stories and navigation apps. Do these maps meet your expectations?

GIS Education News Weekly: Beyond Mapping, ISS Photos, Yale Properties

Beyond Mapping Complication All of the pre-2013 articles from Joseph K. Berry's Beyond Mapping column from Geoworld are now available in four online or print volumes. The nearly 1000 pages and more than 750 figures in the Beyond Mapping Compilation Series...Read more

And Now Google Does Drones - Project Wing

Google, too, is experiementing with drones. From the Google X team comes "Project Wing." Several media outlets reported today Google's experimentation with package delivery using their own drone design. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google said a...Read more

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