A bill before the Texas legislature will require a disclaimer to accompany geospatial data products created or hosted by a government body if the data "was not produced using information from an on-the-ground survey conducted by or under the supervision of a registered professional land surveyor." Our editors think through the implications of such a bill and ask surveyors to add their input.
ESRI is a platinum sponsor of the Where 2.0 Conference 2009, happening May 19-21 in San Jose, California. Listen to Jack Dangermond, ESRI founder and president, present a session titled Realizing Spatial Intelligence on the GeoWeb on the 20th and visit ESRIs booth to see a demo of the ArcGIS Web Mapping APIs. For more information visit the ESRI events page and search for Where 2.0.