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Open Mapping for Development

Tuesday, December 9th 2014 discovers how technology is turning mapping into a powerful tool for supporting development and tackling humanitarian crises.

Is GIS Splitting?

Monday, October 20th 2014

Web Map Solutions' Matt Sheehan suggested last month that the GIS industry is splitting. But apparently he was not sure since he put a question mark at the end of the blog post title. So, is the GIS world splitting?

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

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

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 Tackles Big Issues: Environment, Health, Climate and Infrastructure

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Recent news reveals how GIS tackles

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.

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

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