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GIS Health News Weekly: Australia and the Flu, GIving Blood, C-Sections in Washington State

Using 3D to Track Flu Speaking from her base in California, Ms [Lauren] Bennett [Spatial Analysis Product Engineer] said advancements in mapping technology could provide unprecedented insights into how influenza and other disease outbreaks spread in Australia and who is most at...

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Alteryx 9.0: “Data Scientists Not Required!”

Alteryx announced its new release earlier this year.  Directions Magazine interviewed Paul Ross, vice president for product and industry marketing, to discuss how the more user-centric design of the 9.0 version allows for decision making closer to line-of-business managers,...Read more

Using Other People’s Maps and Data: Let’s Keep it Legal

Can you use a map created by the New York Times or USA Today? Can you use data created by a local government? Our editors look at copyright, fair use, creative commons and other licenses used for maps and data.

GIS Education News Weekly: K-12 Story Map, Day of Geography, QGIS Academy

Esri K-12 Story Map Esri has posted a K-12 story map: GIS in US K12 Education. GIS is helping students learn, engage, and build for college and career. Spread the word! The map includes locations of K-12 Esri licenses, ConnectED licenses (right),...Read more

Lifemapper shows where Earth’s organisms live today and might go tomorrow

Where would species migrate to stay alive as climate changes? Lifemapper, an online species-distribution tool created at the University of Kansas, is one tool that may help predict their new homes.

GIS Health News Weekly: Walking, Hepatitis, New Health GIS Course

Changes in Built Environment Change Walking Patterns A university in Hong Kong looked at walking behavior before and after changes to the built environment and published results in the International Journal of Health Geographics. The use of walking diaries (which...Read more

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