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GIS Health News Weekly: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks, UASs and Infectious Disease, ACA Mapping

Friday, October 31st 2014

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks In advance of World Polio Day on October 24, the Global Health program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has expanded its "Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks Map," adding new data showing how a hostile climate for vaccinators thwarts the eradication of...

GIS Education News Weekly: GIS for Africa, GTCM, UWF Quality of Life Map

Thursday, October 30th 2014

An update on GIS for Africa's 2014/15 Plans The session of GIS for Africa's EduCONNECT (2014/2015) started on Oct 13, a bit later than planned due to ebola finding its way to Nigeria. The EduCONNECT 2014/2015 is focusing on the revitalization of geography education. In our secondary...

Get Paid to Have Your Cell Phone take Video Outside your Window for Geodata Collection

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Placemeter is paying people up to $50 a month for the video feed they supply to the company. The raw film is transmitted to a sensor that turns the feed into aggregated and anonymised data for local businesses, urban planners and advertisers to purchase so that they can get a more accurate...

GIS Government Weekly News: PA Gets Coordinating Committee, Open Data Catalog, Vote in Vermont

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

PA Gets a GIS Coordinating Committee Only three U.S. states (and commonwealths) do not have a geospatial coordinating council. But Pennsylvania soon will should the state bill be signed into law. A local paper has the story. Campbell County's 1% Tax Map Campbell County, Wyoming put out a...

Weather Radar Captures Antares Rocket Explosion

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Correction Oct 29: Updated to clarify Satellite vs. Ground Rader. Thanks to reader Robb for pointing out the error. --- Baron Services, a weather technology company, captured the explosion of the Antares launch on weather radar. Baron’s most accurate weather radar technology gives...

NGA Update: New Director’s Mission; Ebola; and Gamification Software to GitHub

Friday, October 24th 2014

During the last two weeks, there has been a flurry of news from the National Geospaial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) starting with new director Robert Cardill's intentions for the agency. Cardillo stated: Our business has never been more complex. Our profession has never been more competitive....

GIS Health News Weekly: Birthing Resources in Ontario, CDIFF, Mapping Bats

Friday, October 3rd 2014

Birthing Resources in Ontario The regional children's hospital has birthed a new mapping tool [right] to provide parents and parents to be with detailed information on all birthing centres in Ontario. GIS in Monitoring and Evaluation of Disease Folks in the know about Rugg's Staircase...

GIS Government Weekly News: Florida Oil Spill Map, Boston Solar, Tracking Homeless via GPS

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Florida's Oil Spill Response With a goal of more transparency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, launched an interactive map complete with photos and descriptions of projects that have been completed, and those in...

GIS Education News Weekly: Beyond Mapping, ISS Photos, Yale Properties

Thursday, September 4th 2014

Beyond Mapping Complication All of the pre-2013 articles from Joseph K. Berry's Beyond Mapping column from Geoworld are now available in four online or print volumes. The nearly 1000 pages and more than 750 figures in the Beyond Mapping Compilation Series provides a comprehensive and...

And Now Google Does Drones - Project Wing

Friday, August 29th 2014

Google, too, is experiementing with drones. From the Google X team comes "Project Wing." Several media outlets reported today Google's experimentation with package delivery using their own drone design. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google said a 5-foot-wide single-wing prototype...

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