MapGive is making it easier for new online volunteers to get involved with crowdsourced mapping. The website has resources for how to map, explains why it's important, and shows how people can get involved. MapGive is from the U.S. State Department's Humanitarian Information Unit. More at: mapgive.state.gov
Web Map Solutions' Matt Sheehan suggested last month that the GIS industry is splitting. But apparently he was not sure since he put a question mark at the end of the blog post title. So, is the GIS world splitting?