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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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Update: NGA Offers Code for Apps on GitHub

The NGA issued a press release on April 11. The goal for NGA, according to the release states that, "NGA hopes to reap benefits in innovation, creativity, and the power of a far-reaching community of programmers who approach the development of the program from...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: Clapper at UGA, QGIS Tutorial, Online Spanish GIS Courses

Teaching and Learning Tools MangoMap Offers QGIS Tutorial MangoMap is online mapping solution so I think the newly announced series of tutorial videos for QGIS is just a marketing/lead collection effort (like the company's book). The first one is up and a new...Read more

State of the Map U.S.: Celebrating the Emerging Major Global Geo Data Source

State of the Map U.S. runs April 12-13 in Washington, D.C. It’s the U.S. event for users of the “emerging major global geo data source,” OpenStreetMap. Directions Magazine asked Alex Barth, secretary of OpenStreetMap United States Inc., to provide a preview....Read more

Up Next on GitHub: NASA

Wired reports that NASA is now placing source code on GitHub (yesterday we reported that the National Geosaptial-Intelligence Agency [NGA] had place code on GitHub). NASA has already made the code publicly available.According to the Wired report: NASA will...Read more

GIS Government News Weekly: Pesticide Maps, Frozen Pipes, Vacant City Housing

Protecting ND from Unwanted Pesticides Pesticide applicators can now use Global Information System (GIS) [sic] maps from North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) to locate sensitive application areas, such as certified organic acreage, beeyards and...Read more

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