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MOOC from Open Online Academy Starts this Fall: Introduction to GIS and Mapping

Introduction to GIS and Mapping starts this fall from the Open Online Academy. The course page suggests it's either four weeks or eight; it's not clear. Until recently cartography skills where hard to learn. Today, new technologies allow us to download geographical data, use cartographic...

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GIS Government News Weekly: Saginaw Alerts, Irish Open Data, $83 Deeds

Saginaw Alerts Landlords of Police/Fire Calls When Saginaw police officers or firefighters respond to a call at one of Saginaw's nearly 5,000 registered rental properties, the landlord will be notified the following Monday. The new feature of the GIS goes live...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: Certificate of Competency, Geo for All grows, MS Students Win

Certificate of Competence in GIS from Hawaii Institutions Starting this August, UH Maui College, Hawai‘i Community College and Kaua‘i Community College will offer two accelerated, eight-week credit courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) leading to a...Read more

GIS Government News Weekly: Clearfield County Viewer, Queensland Saves, Meth Labs in Indiana

Flash GIS Website for Clearfield County Clearfield County, PA has a new public, Flash-based GIS viewer. You need Flash 11. The county’s GIS office collaborated with the assessment office and IT department to develop the online map viewer application. It...Read more

Update: Vizzuality Receives Grant for Open Source Map Story Telling Tool

It's in beta per a blog post. via GiS User

GIS Tackles Big Issues: Environment, Health, Climate and Infrastructure

Recent news reveals how GIS tackles “big issues” including environment, health, climate and infrastructure. Are we using the correct tools? The right data? Or is it the human touch that plays the biggest role in our success or failure on these matters?

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