A shiny new user driven effort, OpenAddresses.org, aims to build a worldwide database of addresses. Will it work? Will citizens of the world participate? What will it be used for? And will it encourage address development in areas without existing addresses?
The new version of ArcGIS Explorer is now available for download. This release includes updated basemaps from ArcGIS Online; free, unlimited use of Bing Maps; improved access to geoprocessing services; and enhanced symbol management. To download ArcGIS Explorer for free, visit www.esri.com/arcgisexplorer.
Last week, just as many in the United States were getting used to commercial use of unmanned aerial systems (drones) in spite of a Federal Aviation Administration ban, a judge decided that the FAA does not, in fact, have such laws on the books. For a brief moment, perhaps, the ban was lifted. But it was quickly put back in place when the FAA appealed. What is going on in the Wild West of U.S. UAS use?...