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GIS Education News Weekly: Another MOOC, Colleges Take on FAA Regarding Drones, FOSS4Geo

Open Online Academy Announces GIS MOOC for the Fall Introduction to GIS and Mapping starts this fall from the Open Online Academy.  More details at All Points Blog. And, no, I'd not heard of Open Online Academy before, but its focus in on design education (architecture and related...

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GIS Government News Weekly: Rancho Cucamonga Shares, EU Encouraged to Share

California City Takes on Smaller Local Governments as GIS Clients Rancho Cucamonga’s Rancho Enterprise GIS (REGIS) division was created two years ago to bring geographic information system (GIS) data and services to smaller municipalities. “We are not...Read more

DoD, Partners Share Mapping Technology for Disaster Relief

The Defense Department is using GeoSHAPE tool that will soon be available to assist countries and organizations dealing with the deadly consequences of hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters and humanitarian crises, experts from DoD. The open-source tool is not directly related...Read more

Michael Byrne Nominated for Service to America Medal

The awards are new to me! The Partnership for Public Service annually honors outstanding federal employees who have made a significant difference in the lives of Americans, presenting awards that have come to be known as the "Oscars of government...Read more

Geospatial Key Part of President’s Climate Data Initiative “Food Resilience” Effort

Today the Obama Administration is rolling out the Climate Data Initiative “Food Resilience” effort, "aimed at empowering America’s agricultural sector and strengthening the resilience of the global food system in a changing climate." Some geospatial highlights...Read more

White House: Tackling Data from Earth Observation Systems & Reviews Apps for Disaster Response

The White House is keeping busy. In two separate efforts the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is reviewing geospatial technology initiatives in earth observation systems and in disaster response and recovery. On July 18th, the OSTP released a report...Read more

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