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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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GIS Health News Weekly: SF Earthquake Impacts Sleep, Registries of Medically Vulnerable Citizens

ven 29-08-2014
Fitness Trackers Identify Sleep Disruption During SF Earthquake RE Sieber ‏@re_sieber  VGI & the quantified self: Fitness tracker UP shows spatial distribution of sleep disruptions near the earthquake The blog post from Jawbone, maker if a fitness device shows that more people... Continue reading
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And Now Google Does Drones - Project Wing

ven 29-08-2014
Google, too, is experiementing with drones. From the Google X team comes "Project Wing." Several media outlets reported today Google's experimentation with package delivery using their own drone design. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google said a 5-foot-wide single-wing... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: USC Certificates, CyberGIS, Stanford Climate Change Story Map

jeu 28-08-2014
New USC Certificates The Spatial Sciences Institute housed at USC Dornsife has added two new certificate programs. The Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Leadership and the Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence offer GIST professionals additional expertise in their... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: GGIM Standards Report, Sarasota Polygons, First Nations Map Their Land

mer 27-08-2014
GGIM Standards Report National Mapping Authority Perspective: International Geospatial Standards by Lead Authors Gerardo Esparza, INEGI, Mexico, Steven Ramage, Ordnance Survey International, Great Britain is available as a 26 page PDF download.   Sarasota Capital Projects Map... Continue reading
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Update: Lion’s Share - An Indoor Location Quest

dim 24-08-2014
Just a few months later and a few dollars more from my attempt, the Lion's Share paid off $2.4 Million to a New Hampshire man on Friday August 22, according to the Wall Street Journal. -----  Original Post: June 5, 2014 ------ I was on an indoor location quest. While I’ll don’t... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Australia and the Flu, GIving Blood, C-Sections in Washington State

ven 22-08-2014
Using 3D to Track Flu Speaking from her base in California, Ms [Lauren] Bennett [Spatial Analysis Product Engineer] said advancements in mapping technology could provide unprecedented insights into how influenza and other disease outbreaks spread in Australia and who is most at... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Census Quiz App, GeoHumanities at Penn State, ConnectED

jeu 21-08-2014
Census Mobile Quiz: Statistical Literacy of U.S. Population The U.S. Census Bureau today released Census PoP Quiz, a new interactive mobile application that challenges users' knowledge of demographic facts for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The new app, which draws... Continue reading
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Updated Pace GIS MOOC Teaches ArcGIS Desktop

jeu 21-08-2014
An updated version of the GIS Basics MOOC (enroll) offered by Pace Uneiversity professor Peggy Minnis will start on September 1. The new version titled Desktop GIS (syllabus) will again focus on ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 but the course is now structured around three units across its 12... Continue reading
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MapQuest Patent: Map Displays with POI information based on Reference Locations

mer 20-08-2014
The patent Systems and methods for generating electronic map displays with points-of-interest information based on reference locations was granted yesterday to MapQuest. Today, rumor is the company is shutting down its Lancaster, PA location (where two of the inventors of this patent, at... Continue reading
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GIS Government News Weekly: Maine’s Future, Wisconsin Traffic, Avenza Courts Indiana DNR

mer 20-08-2014
The Future of Maine The Maine Futures Community Mapper (MFCM) is a web-based tool that helps Mainers: (1)identify locations that are most suitable for future development, conservation, agricultural uses, or forestry; (2) identify potential conflicts and compatibilities... Continue reading
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Getting Schooled on UAVs, FAA Policy and Reality

lun 18-08-2014
Last week, I chaired a workshop on geospatial intelligence, part of the Space and Missile Defense Symposium's STEM program. During the morning session we focused on domestic homeland security and convened a panel of public safety officials from the Huntsville, Alabama region. Panelists... Continue reading
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Factual Wants You to Know: Geopulse Geotag

ven 15-08-2014
Factual shared on its blog: We’re very pleased to announce the release of Factual’s Geopulse Geotag, a reverse geocoder optimized for the geographic labelling of images, messages, events, and digital assets created on mobile devices. Geopulse Geotag features global coverage,... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Animated Ebola Map, Addresses for Ebola, Esri and Ebola

ven 15-08-2014
Animated Ebola Map Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard's HealthMap now includes an animated Ebola cases/death map. The map taps official sources, but also social media. "The news reports and social media posts aren’t always reliable, but in general they provide an up-to-date... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: K-12 Story Map, Day of Geography, QGIS Academy

jeu 14-08-2014
Esri K-12 Story Map Esri has posted a K-12 story map: GIS in US K12 Education. GIS is helping students learn, engage, and build for college and career. Spread the word! The map includes locations of K-12 Esri licenses, ConnectED licenses (right), geomentor offers, educators... Continue reading
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GIS Government News Weekly: Wyoming Geology, Korea Encourages Spatial

mer 13-08-2014
New Wyoming State Geology Map: Print or PDF The Wyoming State Geological Survey offers a new version of the Geologic Map of Wyoming. It's available as a 1:500,000-scale wall map with a separate legend sheet and references for $25 via the WSGS Online Store or as a free pdf download. The... Continue reading
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Update 5: Esri Announces MOOC: Going Places with Spatial Analysis

mer 13-08-2014
Syllabus for Esri's first MOOC "Going Places with Spatial Analysis" now available via GeoNet (I guess you need an account?)http://. There's also a group on GeoNet.  ... Continue reading
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UAVs vs. Small Sats - Which has the more viable business model today?

lun 11-08-2014
In an article published today in the Wall Street Journal, John Hickey, the No. 2 safety official at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), told a United Nations meeting over the weekend that regulatory approval to operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) alongside commercial aircraft... Continue reading
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Mapping Open (and not so Open) Wi-Fi with Your Cat

lun 11-08-2014
Remember wardriving? That's the term for driving around with sensors to detect open wi-fi routers with the goal of mapping or using them. This weekend security researcher Gene Bransfield spoke at the DefCon hacker convention about a device to do just that, but for his cat. The collar... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Student Paper Competition, LBS for Docs, Plague

ven 08-08-2014
AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group Student Paper Competition The Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG) invites current undergraduate and graduate students to submit their work to the specialty group’s annual Peter Gould Student Paper Competition. The... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Health Paper Competition, More LI Edu Needed, Geography Out and Diversity In

jeu 07-08-2014
AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group Student Paper Competition The Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG) invites current undergraduate and graduate students to submit their work to the specialty group’s annual Peter Gould Student Paper Competition. The... Continue reading
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