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

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

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?

The NGA’s Letitia Long, Her Legacy and the Agency’s Changing Mission

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

With a change at the top of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and a broader mission, we discuss what’s ahead for the leading geospatial technology agency in the U.S.

U.S. Climate Data Initiative: What’s in it for the Geospatial Community?

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Last week President Obama announced the administration's Climate Data Initiative. What's in it for geospatial professionals? For the citizens of the United States? What might its impact be on other global challenges?

Online Media Tackle Geography and Mapping

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Three popular online media properties have been taking on geography and mapping since at least the last Esri User Conference last July.

Digging into Geospatial Open Data, Open Source and Open Orgs

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

The term “open” with respect to geospatial has been all over the news in the past week or so. What’s going on in open source, open data and organizations that support these open things? What should the geospatial community know about “open” in 2014 and what should members do to take advantage of the growing open geospatial movement?

Tapping the Expertise of Digital Emergency Responders: Interview with Patrick Meier

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

The BBC Click podcast interviews Patrick Meier who is on his way to The Philippines about the crowdsourced response to the typhoon.

Building the World’s First Geo-MOOC, Part 3

Monday, July 15th 2013

Dr. Anthony Robinson of Penn State has pretty much completed development of the first geo-MOOC, a massive open online course titled

Is the Sky the Limit for Skybox Imaging?

Tuesday, June 25th 2013

Skybox Imaging has a vision of a constellation of small satellites that will deliver high resolution imagery and video of the earth at up to eight hour repeatability, worldwide. Is this the disruptive force remote sensing needs to explode in the next few years?

Ten Terms GIS People Should Know in 2013

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

Are there terms you come across in your day to day work whose definitions still seem fuzzy? Do you “sort of” know what they mean, but if pressed you couldn’t confidently provide a definition? Our editors share some terms that still make them uncomfortable and offer definitions.

The State of OpenStreetMap 2013

Tuesday, June 11th 2013

This past weekend the OpenStreetMap U.S. community gathered in San Francisco to examine the State of the Map. How is the crowdsourced map and its supporting infrastructure changing how mapmakers select data and services?

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