News and Analysis
As winter approaches, much of the United States is beginning to brace for the cold, while some areas have already experienced their coldest day of the year. To give you a better idea of the coldest time of year for your area, the National Data Climatic Center has created a new...Read more
Crowdsourcing Flooding in Jakarta
Jakarta has a new tool [right] to monitor and respond to flooding in the low-lying capital. Developed by researchers from the SMART Infrastructure Facility at Australia’s Wollongong University in collaboration with Twitter and...Read more
More than 18,000 maps have been distributed by the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Customer Operations Directorate’s Mapping Customer Operations Division to support the effort to contain the Ebola virus in West Africa.
Why High Schools Don't Teach GIS
There aren’t many high schools that teach GIS as it’s a not obvious where the course belongs.
“It’s difficult to figure out where to put it because it’s so non-traditional,” [Hans] Bodenhamer [GIS instructor at...Read more
(This weekly government post is typically published on Wednesdays; I moved it up a day due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week!)
Pierce County Washington Open Data Site
In celebration of International GIS Day, Pierce County is launching a free new...Read more