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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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Where Location Analytics Can Save Corporations from Drowning in Big Data - HBR

il y a 13 heures 43 min
In a blog post in the Harvard Business Review, Brian McCarthy, a managing director for Accenture, cautions corporations about drowning in "big data" overload that threatens their ability to prioritize and solve problems.The examples that McCarthy provides illustrate how location-based... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Alcohol-related Liver Disease in England, Vaccines in Hollywood, Epidemic MOOC

ven 26-09-2014
Liver Disease Health officials have mapped out the places in England which have the highest rates of people admitted to hospital as an emergency for alcohol-related liver disease. The North West and the North East were pinpointed to be the places with the highest hospital... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: New Orleans Schools on the Move, Bucknell Visits New Orleans, MOOCdemic Returns

jeu 25-09-2014
New Orleans Schools on the Move The Times Picayune continues to map the changes since Katrina. With $1.8 billion of repairs and construction under way, New Orleans' public school programs are on the move. Here's the 2014-15 map. (Google Maps Engine, right) and here's a map of how... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: Florida Oil Spill Map, Boston Solar, Tracking Homeless via GPS

mer 24-09-2014
Florida's Oil Spill Response With a goal of more transparency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, launched an interactive map complete with photos and descriptions of projects that have been completed, and... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Why Visit the ER, Sick from Oil Drilling, World Hunger

ven 19-09-2014
Even with Insurance, ERs are Popular The ER is a popular place for Connecticut residents who have asthma. Why not go to a clinic if you have insurance (as more Americans do)? The answer is not geography or money directly, but quality of care, which relates to both. The main... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: OSGIS Presentations, GeoWeek Events, Assistantships

jeu 18-09-2014
OSGIS Presentations Available All recordings from the September 2-3 OSGIS 2014 event, part of Geo For All are now available online.  The theme was “Building up Open Access, Open Education and Open Data for Open Science.” I don't see any index to the presentations but apparently audio... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: Oakland’s Vulnerable Buildings, Steuben County Privacy, Idaho Imagery

mer 17-09-2014
App for finding Oakland's Vulnerable Buildings Built within OpenOakland, a volunteer civic technology group in California,  SoftStory has mapped and color-coded high risk, earthquake-vulnerable buildings based on data from the city and analysis by the Association of Bay Area... Continue reading
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Passive RFID is passé ... Not so fast my friend

mar 16-09-2014
In today's Directions on the News podcast, I suggested that the coming of sensors inside of the iPhone 6 and the advent of beacons plus other sensor technology might re-ignite enthusiasm for location-based sensors. This rebirth of sensors might potentially displace radio frequency... Continue reading
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Google Open its Map Gallery to All; Re-renames My Maps

mar 16-09-2014
Google invites everyone to not only search its Map Gallery, but now to add to it. Those with Google Maps Engine or My Maps maps can turning switch sharing to "public" for access by anyone. When launched in February of this year the Map Gallery on included "selected" maps; now it will be... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Florida’s New Food Map, Asthma and GPS, California’s West Nile Cases

ven 12-09-2014
Florida Roadmap to Healthy Living The Florida state Agriculture Department launched an online map (right) identifying "food deserts" and pockets of residents with nutrition-related health problems to help in response. Florida's Roadmap to Living Healthy is the first use of GIS to... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: USC Spatial Treasure Hunt, Maps Engine Lite, Chico State Geography

jeu 11-09-2014
USC Spatial Treasure Hunt This year marked the first USC GeoScavenge, a Welcome Week event created by the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) housed in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. During the Aug. 22 event, students used smartphones equipped with a matrix... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: LOC Spatial Search, Texas Flood Maps, Surrey Open Data

mer 10-09-2014
Library of Congress Request input for Spatial Search Engine The “geospatial search engine software solution” would let staff collect data in a variety of formats and sources, including geospatial data sets, digital images, text files, .xml, PDFs and other common file formats, the... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: CDC Staffer to Join URISA Hall of Fame, AEDs, Open Data on Ebola

ven 05-09-2014
CDC Geographer/Statistician to Join URISA GIS Hall of Fame Potomac's Charles M. Croner, Ph.D. is a geographer and survey statistician extraordinaire — a U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leader who will be inducted into the Urban and Regional Information Systems... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Beyond Mapping, ISS Photos, Yale Properties

jeu 04-09-2014
Beyond Mapping Complication All of the pre-2013 articles from Joseph K. Berry's Beyond Mapping column from Geoworld are now available in four online or print volumes. The nearly 1000 pages and more than 750 figures in the Beyond Mapping Compilation Series provides a comprehensive... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: Council Interactive Map, NG-911, Mussels

mer 03-09-2014
Stratus Connect in Council Map Warrington Borough Council (UK) launched a new interactive map that includes information on planning applications including tree preservation orders and listed buildings, and the nearest doctor, dentist, polling station, and leisure centre. The tech?... Continue reading
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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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