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Thursday, September 18th 2014
by National Public Radio

A team of researchers are using multispectral imaging to uncover hidden text on a 1491 Martellus map, one of the most important maps in history. Lead researcher Chet Van Duzer thinks the discoveries will allow historians and scholars to see just how the map influenced cartography in its time. Image: "Henricus Martellus' World Map" by Henricus Martellus (Heinrich Hammer) - [1] [2]. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Henricus_Martellus%27_World_Map.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Henricus_Martellus%27_World_Map.jpg

Tuesday, September 16th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

What will we do with all of the Apple sensors: NFC, HealthKit, HomeKit, LED Sensors, barometers. Will they portend the beginning of yet another big data assault that will impact geospatial professionals? Will they catapult the “connected home” or “quantified self” craze? How will we use these data? Will standards be part of the adoption and who will own them?

Monday, September 15th 2014

In this interview, Barbara Ryan, the Secretariat Director of the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Geneva, Switzerland. discusses the expansive mission of GEO with editor in chief Joe Francica. GEO provides information about earth science and technology for policy makers worldwide. GEO's Members include 92 Governments and the European Commission plus 67 intergovernmental agencies are. Projects range from the Asian Water cycle initiatives to Global Drought Early Warning to Biomass monitoring. After graduating from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland with a degree in geology in 1974, Ms. Ryan joined the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and eventually became the associate director for geography at the USGS, responsible for the agency�s remote sensing, geography and civilian mapping programmes, including the Landsat satellites.

Tuesday, September 9th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

We see maps every day. They appear in online news stories and navigation apps. Do these maps meet your expectations?

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

There has been discussion about how GIS will impact industry applications for years. But what technologies might impact GIS users and vendors? How are GIS companies being "disrupted" by other technologies?

Tuesday, August 26th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

In July a magazine called CIO Review published its 20 Most Promising GIS Solution Providers 2014. We’ll tell you who they selected, but more importantly, we’ll tell you why you should be aware of some of the lesser known companies on the list.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

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.

Tuesday, August 12th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

Did you have someone in the industry review your resume before you attached it to a job application? No? More than likely you missed out on some valuable input! Our editors offer some suggested enhancements to real-life resumes to encourage you to seek out a few reviewers.

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

"Today, signage and other queues to help you find your way come from the field of environmental graphic design, or "wayfinding." Chances are that any signs in an airport, in a hospital, or on a freeway, were created by professional wayfinders." A discussion of wayfinding queues built into today's modern architecture. From 99 Percent Invisible, an awesome podcast about design.

Tuesday, August 5th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

The outbreak of Ebola has prompted media outlets to use maps to convey the spread of the disease. Are they the right maps? Do they communicate the correct information?

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