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All Points Blog (APB) is a publication of Directions Media, Glencoe, Illinois. APB is a news and opinion source on location technology. We offer news on business and consumer hardware, software and services from a variety of sources along with our comments. All Things Location, including GIS, GPS, location technology and maps are fair game.
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The Next Wave of Cybersecurity Issues as We Approach the IoT

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

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

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

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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Weather Radar Captures Antares Rocket Explosion

mer 29-10-2014
Correction Oct 29: Updated to clarify Satellite vs. Ground Rader. Thanks to reader Robb for pointing out the error. --- Baron Services, a weather technology company, captured the explosion of the Antares launch on weather radar. Baron’s most accurate weather radar technology... Continue reading
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First FOSS4G MOOC I’ve Seen: gvSIG

mar 28-10-2014
I just found this via on the ICA-OSGeo listserve. The question of a FOSS4G MOOC came up last week at the New York State Geospatial Summit and I said I expected to see a first one very soon! The gvSIG-Training e-Learning platform opens its registration period for the "Basic GIS with... Continue reading
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NGA Update: New Director’s Mission; Ebola; and Gamification Software to GitHub

ven 24-10-2014
During the last two weeks, there has been a flurry of news from the National Geospaial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) starting with new director Robert Cardill's intentions for the agency. Cardillo stated: Our business has never been more complex. Our profession has never been more... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: AAG Tackles Mental Health, Mobile Ads for the Doctor’s Office, Ebola Maps

ven 24-10-2014
AAG Tackles Mental Health Spearheaded by Beverley Mullings, Kate Parizeau, and Linda Peake, a group of geographers organized a series of sessions at last year’s AAG meeting on mental health issues, established a listserv (MHGEOG-L [at] lists [dot] queensu [dot] ca), and are now... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: NACIS Student Winner, Mental Health, UConn Certificate

jeu 23-10-2014
NACIS Student Winner Profiled University of Cincinnati geography student Nate Wessel’s new map is a bike enthusiast’s best friend. And, the map [right] won first place in the student come petition at NACIS. Wessel is profiled in a university news article. AAG Tackles Mental... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: Emergency News via Tweeters, Mapping Mongolia, Idaho Parcel Data

mer 22-10-2014
San Diego Geographer Looking for Influential Tweeters to get Emergency News Out Official emergency messages from the county of San Diego in the future might be spread by the region’s most influential “tweeters,” San Diego State University announced Monday. Ming-Hsiang Tsou, an... Continue reading
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David Huff, Pioneer of Retail Geography, Passes

lun 20-10-2014
It's with deep sadness that I learned of the passing (obituary) of Dr. David Huff, formerly a professor of business administration at the University of Texas, Austin. Huff passed away on August 30th. David Huff, for those that have studied retail geography and market analysis, knew him... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Deadly Disease Infographic, Duke Geomedicine Summit, Tracking Ebola by Cell Phone

ven 17-10-2014
Deadly Disease Interactive The Daily Mail's interactive piece looks at the world’s deadlist outbreaks, as well as history’s most dangerous diseases. Ebola Tracking Via Cell Phone The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking the approximate locations of cell phone... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: CMC Map, Denver FOSS4G Lab, Aussie Geography Curriculum

jeu 16-10-2014
State of the Art Campus Map Claremont McKenna College (CMC) has launched a new interactive campus map. It's got 3D and is based on Google Maps. There's a story map-like tour, too. Suggestion: It might valuable to ask Claremont Graduate University GIS folks for some input on the next... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: Waze Shares, Canada May Further Open Data, PLSS Control Database

mer 15-10-2014
Waze Partners with State/Local Govs for Traffic Data Waze announced its “Connected Citizens,” a new government partnership program that will see both parties exchange data in order to improve traffic conditions earlier this month. No money is changing hands, just data.  Leesburg Uses... Continue reading
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Alabama Establishes Geographic Information Program Office

lun 13-10-2014
On September 26, by executive order #16, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley established the state's Geographic Information Program Office and continued the Alabama Geographic Information Executive Council. The order establishes a new position of Geographic Information Officer (GIO) as well... Continue reading
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aboutPLACE: New Developer API for Hyperlocal Spatial Modeling

lun 13-10-2014
Spatial models have often been constrained by political boundaries (i.e. vectors) like Census Tracts or Zip Codes. Dana Tomlin's Map Algebra exploded the notion of boundaries by employing raster-based Map Algebra, and since, GIS systems have utilized heat maps, 3D volume models (voxels),... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: SDTs in USA, Cancer Cluster, Tracking Hand Washing

ven 10-10-2014
STDs in USA Hidden STD Epidemic: Maps Show Infection Rates in 50 States by Live Science culls data and maps and infographics on the topic. Jezebel summarizes: If you live in California, Texas, Michigan or New York, you probably know someone who has the clap. If you’re in Alaska,... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Bronx CC Geospatial Center, New Biz Clustering Map, New Google Maps Course

jeu 09-10-2014
The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center Opens The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center of the CREST Institute (BGCCI) opened last Friday. The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center of the CREST Institute (BGCCI) is a collaboration between Bronx Community College of... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: Map Maker, Aussie Black Spots, NoSQL for Fairfax

mer 08-10-2014
Mapping The Philippines for Google Wayne Manuel is a volunteer who spent the last six years updating maps of The Philippines use Google Map Maker. He and other volunteers "have been crucial in making sure that places used during a crisis — like health centres, government offices, and... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Birthing Resources in Ontario, CDIFF, Mapping Bats

ven 03-10-2014
Birthing Resources in Ontario The regional children's hospital has birthed a new mapping tool [right] to provide parents and parents to be with detailed information on all birthing centres in Ontario. GIS in Monitoring and Evaluation of Disease Folks in the know about Rugg's... Continue reading
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