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GIS Government Weekly News: Emergency News via Tweeters, Mapping Mongolia, Idaho Parcel Data

San Diego Geographer Looking for Influential Tweeters to get Emergency News Out Official emergency messages from the county of San Diego in the future might be spread by the region’s most influential “tweeters,” San Diego State University announced Monday. Ming-Hsiang Tsou, an SDSU...

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New high-resolution Satellite Image Analysis: 5 of 6 Syrian World Heritage Sites “Exhibit Significant Damage”

In war-torn Syria, five of six World Heritage sites now "exhibit significant damage" and some structures have been "reduced to rubble," according to new high-resolution satellite image analysis by the nonprofit, nonpartisan American Association for the Advancement of Science...Read more

GIS Government Weekly News: Waze Shares, Canada May Further Open Data, PLSS Control Database

Waze Partners with State/Local Govs for Traffic Data Waze announced its “Connected Citizens,” a new government partnership program that will see both parties exchange data in order to improve traffic conditions earlier this month. No money is changing hands, just...Read more

Addresses Spark Debate

This week’s article on the "Madness of Addressing" caused more debate than we’ve seen in a long time.

Alabama Establishes Geographic Information Program Office

On September 26, by executive order #16, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley established the state's Geographic Information Program Office and continued the Alabama Geographic Information Executive Council. The order establishes a new position of Geographic Information...Read more

The 2014 NSGIC Annual Conference: States are Focusing on Coordination, Actions and Technology Solutions

The 2014 National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) annual meeting focused on coordination and partnerships among the state coordinators, with an emphasis on data sharing, open source solutions and the importance of involving local government GIS coordinators. NSGIC...Read more

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