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GIS Government Weekly News: Chicago Open Data Scripts, Crime Mapping, Chinese World Land Use Data

City of Chicago Launches OpenData ETL Utility Kit The City of Chicago’s Department of Innovation and Technology released the OpenData ETL Utility Kit at the Code for America Summit this morning. The ETL Utility Toolkit will give cities the same tools Chicago uses to get data from their own...

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GIS Education News Weekly: New Orleans Schools on the Move, Bucknell Visits New Orleans, MOOCdemic Returns

New Orleans Schools on the Move The Times Picayune continues to map the changes since Katrina. With $1.8 billion of repairs and construction under way, New Orleans' public school programs are on the move. Here's the 2014-15 map. (Google Maps Engine, right) and...Read more

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...Read more

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?

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