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GIS Government News Weekly: Garbage, OKC Pavement, More Green for LA

Tracking Garbage Trucks to Clean up Cambodia It's time to better manage Phnom Penh’s mounting piles of garbage.  The pilot project, which will run for six months, will be limited to Daun Penh district [Phnom Penh, Cambodia]. Initially, it will monitor 14 aging garbage trucks using GPS and...

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GIS Health News Weekly: Tackling US Super Users, Smoking Visibility in NZ, Growing Marijuana in Canada

Tackling Health Services Super Users with GIS Speaking at the State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore on April 2, Mike Powell, chief innovation officer of Maryland, said the state spends a lot of money on people who are hospitalized for conditions...Read more

USGS Turns 135: Continues Mission of Science for America

Fundamental knowledge of the land and its resources is a basic need for effective government and a productive economy in any nation.  The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), celebrating its 135th birthday on March 3rd, serves our Nation by providing reliable scientific information that...Read more

Retailing in the World of the Quantified Self

In a recent webinar conducted by ABI Research, Location Intelligence Practice Leader Patrick Connolly provided an update on the emergence of "ubiquitous location and ambient intelligence." How does ABI define these terms and what's their relevance to mobile...Read more

Word Power: Keep Up on These New Location Technology Terms

What do these words mean and how do they fit in the 2014 vision for location technology? Bluetooth Low Energy Ubiquitous Location Ambient Geography Quantified Self

GIS Health News Weekly: Geography and Body Shape, Tobacco Sale Locations, Where to put Palliative Care

Geography and Body Mass Index (BMI) A new study out of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) found location has an effect on body mass index (BMI), which is used to classify people's weight. In short, data...Read more

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