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The Impact of Government Shutdown on Geospatial Business

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Tuesday, October 8th 2013


How is the government shutdown affecting those in the geospatial workforce? Could this be a teachable moment about the importance of geospatial data and technology?

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Join us for the GEO-Energy-Cyber Summit 2013 Nov 14-15 in Huntsville, AL. 20-23 in San Antonio, Texas. The Summit is a forum for Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle’s three technology-related economic development initiatives. The objective is to offer an educational program to discuss the synergies among each to explore how to leverage the collective expertise in geospatial information, energy management and cyber security. Visit for more information and to register.

Image by John Sonderman under Creative Commons NC 2.0.

Show Notes

Government shutdown has idled 12,000 or more Huntsville workers, union leader says
This map shows how widespread the shutdown’s impact is
U.S. Census TIGER Data of the Great Government Shutdown of 2013
Visit U.S. National Parks in Google Earth during the government shutdown - Google Earth Blog
NGS Data Unavailable During Government Shutdown | 2013-10-04 | Point of Beginning
Geospatial Community Feels Pinch of Government Shutdown | 2013-10-01 | Point of Beginning
data - What GIS-related services have been affected by the U.S. government shutdown? - Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange
Map: Where to camp during the government shutdown | The Salt Lake Tribune
Government Shutdown | Frontier Precision Mapping and GIS
NGS Cors stations and Government Shutdown Status | Frontier Precision Mapping and GIS
Downloading geographic data during government shutdown - GIS - CartoTalk
CDC Hit By Shutdown But Others Track Flu | CommonHealth
Hypochondriacs turn to the crowd to track illnesses as CDC goes dark during government shutdown | VentureBeat
Beyond the Shutdown: U.S. Government Data on ArcGIS Online | ArcGIS Resources
The shutdown is now clogging up the data economy. Thanks, Congress!
Stocks Landing in the Bearish Zone - DigitalGlobe Inc (NYSE:DGI), Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc (NYSE:MAA), Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO), Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX)

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