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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...

Remapping the New Jersey coast after Hurricane Sandy

Thursday, October 30th 2014

Two years ago, Hurricane Sandy made landfall along the U.S. East Coast, and the storm’s strong winds and waves altered the shoreline and the seafloor. The New York metropolitan region got hit especially hard. Suddenly, our coastal elevation models were no longer accurate. Emergency planners need...

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...

Modeling a Changing American Landscape

Thursday, October 30th 2014

Through time the surface of the earth has become a mosaic of natural and cultural landscapes. Each patch of the mosaic forms part of a diverse, yet interconnected set of landscapes ranging from relatively pristine natural ecosystems to completely human-dominated urban and industrial areas.  The...

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....

New high-resolution Satellite Image Analysis: 5 of 6 Syrian World Heritage Sites “Exhibit Significant Damage”

Monday, October 20th 2014

In war-torn Syria, five of six World Heritage sites now "exhibit significant damage" and some structures have been "reduced to rubble," according to new high-resolution satellite image analysis by the nonprofit, nonpartisan American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)....

Study Maps 15 years of Carbon Dioxide Emissions on Earth

Thursday, October 9th 2014

World leaders face multiple barriers in their efforts to reach agreement on greenhouse gas emission policies. And, according to Arizona State University researchers, without globally consistent, independent emissions assessments, climate agreements will remain burdened by errors, self-reporting...

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