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GIS Education News Weekly: Census Quiz App, GeoHumanities at Penn State, ConnectED

Census Mobile Quiz: Statistical Literacy of U.S. Population The U.S. Census Bureau today released Census PoP Quiz, a new interactive mobile application that challenges users' knowledge of demographic facts for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The new app, which draws from the...

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Mapping Disaster: A Global Community Helps from Space

The Landsat fleet of satellites can tell responders what damage disasters have done, providing timely insight into flood extents, fire boundaries, lava flow directions, road conditions, and oil slick movements. The images from these birds support response to earthquakes, volcanoes,...Read more

MapQuest Patent: Map Displays with POI information based on Reference Locations

The patent Systems and methods for generating electronic map displays with points-of-interest information based on reference locations was granted yesterday to MapQuest. Today, rumor is the company is shutting down its Lancaster, PA location (where two of the...Read more

GIS Government News Weekly: Maine’s Future, Wisconsin Traffic, Avenza Courts Indiana DNR

The Future of Maine The Maine Futures Community Mapper (MFCM) is a web-based tool that helps Mainers: (1)identify locations that are most suitable for future development, conservation, agricultural uses, or forestry; (2) identify potential conflicts and...Read more

Using Other People’s Maps and Data: Let’s Keep it Legal

Can you use a map created by the New York Times or USA Today? Can you use data created by a local government? Our editors look at copyright, fair use, creative commons and other licenses used for maps and data.

GIS Government News Weekly: Wyoming Geology, Korea Encourages Spatial

New Wyoming State Geology Map: Print or PDF The Wyoming State Geological Survey offers a new version of the Geologic Map of Wyoming. It's available as a 1:500,000-scale wall map with a separate legend sheet and references for $25 via the WSGS Online Store or as a...Read more

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