UAE Teams with Cartography Institute of Catalonia and other Government GIS News

The Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) [UAE] signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cartography Institute of Catalonia in Spain which is a mapping agency specialised in the field of Geographic Information System and the necessary technological systems to build and manage the Integrated Geodetic Positioning Systems and the maintenance of the topographic data.


The U.S. Forest Service has updated its portal for forest health.

Forest Health Protection has released Version 2 of its mapping and reporting portal.  Built on the latest technology, the portal is an interactive and engaging complement to the agency’s Major Forest Insect and Disease Conditions annual reports.

The portal hosts a wide range of complex databases and provides public access to several web-based tools including:

  • Forest Pest Conditions
  • Data Summaries
  • Insect and Disease Explorer
  • Alien Forest Pest Explorer, and the Forest Disturbance Mapper.

The map? ArcGIS API for Flex.

- USDA Blog

Gloucester, MD is upping its prices for maps and data due to increased demand from private parties.

Maps will range in size from 8.5 inches by 11 inches to 42 inches by 42 inches and cost between $2.50 and $35. A $50 per hour research fee will be applied to any requests for GIS information, with the first hour not billed under the fee. Finally, all data layers released will cost $250 per layer or tile.

There were some objections to the plan, but most commisioners felt the prices were fair, not gouging and were in line with state averages.

- Maryland Coast Dispatch

Published Monday, February 11th, 2013

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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