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GIS Education News Weekly: OSGIS Presentations, GeoWeek Events, Assistantships

OSGIS Presentations Available All recordings from the September 2-3 OSGIS 2014 event, part of Geo For All are now available online.  The theme was “Building up Open Access, Open Education and Open Data for Open Science.” I don't see any index to the presentations but apparently audio and video...

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GIS Education News Weekly: USC Spatial Treasure Hunt, Maps Engine Lite, Chico State Geography

USC Spatial Treasure Hunt This year marked the first USC GeoScavenge, a Welcome Week event created by the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) housed in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. During the Aug. 22 event, students used smartphones...Read more

Redefining Geospatial Data Versioning: The GeoGig Approach

Why would anyone want different versions of data? Don’t we all want data we can trust, that doesn’t vary from copy to copy? The answer is yes, sometimes. Boundless CTO Juan Marin explains how GeoGig can manage versioned geodata.

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...Read more

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.

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