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GIS Government Weekly News: Fiji Sugar Portal, Balancing Mobile and Silverlight, Sinkholes

Fiji's Sugar Cane GIS Fuji's Prime Minister and Minister for Sugar, Voreqe Bainimarama launched the Sugar Cane Industry WebGIS Portal last week. The digitisation of cane farms and the capturing of all data in the WebGIS portal will enable access a number of features including geographical...

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On Appeal Court Confirms FAA has Jurisdiction over UASs

Recall that back in 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fined Raphael Pirker, an aerial photographer, $10,000 for operating his Ritewing Zephyr over the University of Virginia campus. An administrative law judge with the National Transportation Safety...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: Walkability Can Decrease Dementia, Heart Disease Risk, Camden Helps Oakland

US Heart Disease Risk Map Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at medical data of nearly 300,000 people ages 30 to 74, to estimate people's risk of developing heart disease over the next 10 years. The risk was calculated by...Read more

GIS Government Weekly News: WI Erosion Tools, MN Snow Shoveling, NSGIC on Mortgage Tracking

Decrease WI Runoff and Erosion A new software tool [right] developed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is being touted as an effective way to help reduce agricultural runoff and erosion. Developed to integrate satellite imaging and geographic...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: Satellites Help Track Ebola, Geospatial Medicine Tackles Autism, CDC RFI

UK Satellites Tapped to Fight Ebola For the first time UK satellites are now being used to help respond to the disease after they were activated by the International Charter for Space and Major Disaster. I appreciate this candor. Matt Goodman, head of...Read more

NSF Geospatial data Project puts Major Issues on the Map

The Geospatial Building Blocks (GABBs) project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is creating a powerful, yet easily used Web-based system for hosting, processing, analyzing and sharing geospatial data. 

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