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Mapzen Makes an App Because Open

All Points Blog - mar 18-11-2014
Mapzen is an open source tool and services provider, not an app company. But this week it released an app. Why? To eat its own dogfood. (I've always loved that metaphor.) We decided to make mapping app entirely from open source software and open data as a demonstration of the... Continue reading
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OpenStreetMap GeoWeek Activities

All Points Blog - lun 17-11-2014
This is the first time, to my knowledge, the OpenStreetMap community has formally participated in Geography Awareness Week, know known as GeoWeek. Here's an update with details and plans for this week. * There are now 29 events (and counting) across the US and... Continue reading
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“Share Your View!” Crowd-sourcing Initiative for GIS Day

All Points Blog - ven 14-11-2014
Several souces point to an Esri hosted crowdsourced story map in honor of GIS Day. This from the University of Redlands Center for Spatial Studies Facebook page: For GIS Day 2014, the Esri Story Maps group has launched a “Share Your View!” crowd-sourcing initiative. You’re invited... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Walkability Can Decrease Dementia, Heart Disease Risk, Camden Helps Oakland

All Points Blog - ven 14-11-2014
US Heart Disease Risk Map Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at medical data of nearly 300,000 people ages 30 to 74, to estimate people's risk of developing heart disease over the next 10 years. The risk was calculated by looking at a number of... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Startup Space at Community College, School Drone Downed, GeoTech E-mail

All Points Blog - jeu 13-11-2014
Want to Host Your Startup on Campus? Cayuga Community College announced Wednesday that it is approved to accept applications from businesses participating in Start-Up NY. Available space in buildings on both of CCC's Auburn and Fulton campuses, in addition to... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: WI Erosion Tools, MN Snow Shoveling, NSGIC on Mortgage Tracking

All Points Blog - mer 12-11-2014
Decrease WI Runoff and Erosion A new software tool [right] developed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is being touted as an effective way to help reduce agricultural runoff and erosion. Developed to integrate satellite imaging and geographic information system or GIS... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Satellites Help Track Ebola, Geospatial Medicine Tackles Autism, CDC RFI

All Points Blog - ven 07-11-2014
UK Satellites Tapped to Fight Ebola For the first time UK satellites are now being used to help respond to the disease after they were activated by the International Charter for Space and Major Disaster. I appreciate this candor. Matt Goodman, head of communications at the... Continue reading
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GIS Champions Still Make or Break Project Success: Case studies from Time Warner Cable and Ordnance Survey Ireland

All Points Blog - ven 07-11-2014
I adjudicated Bentley Systems' Year in Infrastructure user awards this year. Annually, Bentley asks users to submit projects for consideration for awards in eighteen categories. As one of several juror we evaluate nearly 70 individual submissions in three of the 18 categories:... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Why, not What in Geography, OSM and GeoWeek, STEM

All Points Blog - jeu 06-11-2014
Teaching the Why, Not Just the What, of Geography Phil Gersmehl of the Michigan Geographic Alliance argues against geotech for "seeing" places and for a higher level understanding of geography for policy makers, educators and students. Either way, the public image of geography... Continue reading
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Augmented Reality and Contextual Computing: Technologies with Great Potential but Still Far Off

All Points Blog - jeu 06-11-2014
I never bought into some of the early tourist apps for augmented reality (AR). I could never see anyone holding up their small mobile device in front of their face walking down the street looking for the nearest coffee shop. Impractical and awkward. For the last two years while... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: Updated UK Open License, Lake Level Maps, Portland’s Offenders

All Points Blog - mer 05-11-2014
Updated UK Open Government License Last week the UK launched Open Government License version 3.0. What's new? The main change is to the wording of the requirement to publish an attribution statement. This makes it clear that re-users must include any statements specified by... Continue reading
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Bentley Forges Different Path to Geospatial and Engineering Project Integration and Software Licensing

All Points Blog - mer 05-11-2014
At the Bentley Year in Infrastructure event in London UK, CEO Greg Bentley (pictured at right) described a different path for users that intrinsically bases effective project management on a completely connected and common environment. Bentley's CONNECT Edition (see press release) will... Continue reading
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Planet Geospatial Shuts Down

All Points Blog - lun 03-11-2014
James Fee noted on his Tumbler last week that the aggregation site would be shuttered this past weekend and it was. Here's the statement currently running at PlanetGS. Planet Geospatial has shut down. For over 9 years, Planet Geospatial has aggregated geospatial RSS feeds and... Continue reading
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Congressman Calls for Subcommittee to Have Primary Jurisdiction over Federal Geospatial Activities

All Points Blog - lun 03-11-2014
Last Friday Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado sent a long letter to  Doc Hastings Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources essentially asking that a subcommittee under that one be put in charge of federal geospatial activities. Lamborn is the chair the existing Subcommittee on... Continue reading
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Haunted Savannah StoryMap JS for Halloween

All Points Blog - ven 31-10-2014
Kelly Bigley Sr. Geospatial Developer, GISi put together a StoryMap for Halloween: the Haunted Savannah story map. There are details of the what and how in these two blog posts (1,2). I just want folks to know about this open source project. See also: Digital Storytelling Made... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks, UASs and Infectious Disease, ACA Mapping

All Points Blog - ven 31-10-2014
Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks In advance of World Polio Day on October 24, the Global Health program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has expanded its "Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks Map," adding new data showing how a hostile climate for vaccinators thwarts the... Continue reading
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The Next Wave of Cybersecurity Issues as We Approach the IoT

All Points Blog - jeu 30-10-2014
I attended a presentation today by Michael Lee, Cyber Security Research Manager at CFDRC, who explained that the Internet of Things (IoT) opens a new front in cyber security and exposes vulnerabilities to many types of devices and systems. On the top of his list were supervisory... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: GIS for Africa, GTCM, UWF Quality of Life Map

All Points Blog - jeu 30-10-2014
An update on GIS for Africa's 2014/15 Plans The session of GIS for Africa's EduCONNECT (2014/2015) started on Oct 13, a bit later than planned due to ebola finding its way to Nigeria. The EduCONNECT 2014/2015 is focusing on the revitalization of geography education. In our... Continue reading
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Get Paid to Have Your Cell Phone take Video Outside your Window for Geodata Collection

All Points Blog - mer 29-10-2014
Placemeter is paying people up to $50 a month for the video feed they supply to the company. The raw film is transmitted to a sensor that turns the feed into aggregated and anonymised data for local businesses, urban planners and advertisers to purchase so that they can get a more... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: PA Gets Coordinating Committee, Open Data Catalog, Vote in Vermont

All Points Blog - mer 29-10-2014
PA Gets a GIS Coordinating Committee Only three U.S. states (and commonwealths) do not have a geospatial coordinating council. But Pennsylvania soon will should the state bill be signed into law. A local paper has the story. Campbell County's 1% Tax Map Campbell County, Wyoming put... Continue reading
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