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GIS Government Weekly News: Pierce County Open Data, Jamaica Development, TIGER Lives!

(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 site that makes it easy to research...

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News and Analysis

The Value of Time-Stamped and Real-time Geodata

Our look at the temporal aspects of spatial and location data raise some questions: How do we visualize them? Do we need quick turnaround high definition video from space or is it a solution in search of a problem? What is PlanetIQ's business model for its weather and climate...Read more

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...Read more

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

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