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GIS Government Weekly News: Oakland’s Vulnerable Buildings, Steuben County Privacy, Idaho Imagery

App for finding Oakland's Vulnerable Buildings Built within OpenOakland, a volunteer civic technology group in California,  SoftStory has mapped and color-coded high risk, earthquake-vulnerable buildings based on data from the city and analysis by the Association of Bay Area Governments in...

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Understanding Geographic Relationships: Counties, Places, Tracts and More

Understanding geographic relationships is key to understanding how to properly use Census Bureau data. This article sheds some light on how these different entities relate to one another. It focuses on geographic relationships that exist below the national level, such as ZIP Code...Read more

GIS Government Weekly News: LOC Spatial Search, Texas Flood Maps, Surrey Open Data

Library of Congress Request input for Spatial Search Engine The “geospatial search engine software solution” would let staff collect data in a variety of formats and sources, including geospatial data sets, digital images, text files, .xml, PDFs and other...Read more

Observing Earth Today and Tomorrow: A National Plan

Humans have been observing Earth for a very long time simply because the conditions of the Earth are basic to our survival and our prosperity. Even the most ancient written records are filled with accounts of great floods, famines, and earthquakes. When to plant and when to harvest,...Read more

Taking NASA-USGS’s Landsat 8 to the Beach

The Landsat 8 satellite is helping researchers spot aquatic algae from space, gathering information that could direct beachgoers away from contaminated bays and beaches. With improved sensors and technology on the latest Landsat satellite, researchers can now distinguish slight...Read more

StackMaps: mapping user needs

A UK event in July, StackMaps, focused not on technology and data but providing higher quality user-facing services.

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