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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 Education News Weekly: Another MOOC, Colleges Take on FAA Regarding Drones, FOSS4Geo

jeu 31-07-2014
Open Online Academy Announces GIS MOOC for the Fall Introduction to GIS and Mapping starts this fall from the Open Online Academy.  More details at All Points Blog. And, no, I'd not heard of Open Online Academy before, but its focus in on design education (architecture and related... Continue reading
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GeoTech Center Wins HI-TEC Award

mer 30-07-2014
On July 23 the GeoTech Center was awarded the Innovation Award, one of four awards presented as part of 2014 High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) held in Chicago.  HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary... Continue reading
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GIS Government News Weekly: Rancho Cucamonga Shares, EU Encouraged to Share

mer 30-07-2014
California City Takes on Smaller Local Governments as GIS Clients Rancho Cucamonga’s Rancho Enterprise GIS (REGIS) division was created two years ago to bring geographic information system (GIS) data and services to smaller municipalities. “We are not coming in as a private... Continue reading
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UN-GGIM, OGC Release Guide on GIS Management

mer 30-07-2014
The United Nations' Initiative on Global Geographic Information Management (UN-GGIM) has released a report (PDF) on the "Role of Standards in Geographic Information Management." The report was prepared in conjunction with the Open Geospatial Consortium, The International Organization for... Continue reading
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Michael Byrne Nominated for Service to America Medal

mar 29-07-2014
The awards are new to me! The Partnership for Public Service annually honors outstanding federal employees who have made a significant difference in the lives of Americans, presenting awards that have come to be known as the "Oscars of government service." Renamed the Samuel J.... Continue reading
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Geospatial Key Part of President’s Climate Data Initiative “Food Resilience” Effort

mar 29-07-2014
Today the Obama Administration is rolling out the Climate Data Initiative “Food Resilience” effort, "aimed at empowering America’s agricultural sector and strengthening the resilience of the global food system in a changing climate." Some geospatial highlights... Continue reading
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White House: Tackling Data from Earth Observation Systems & Reviews Apps for Disaster Response

mar 29-07-2014
The White House is keeping busy. In two separate efforts the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is reviewing geospatial technology initiatives in earth observation systems and in disaster response and recovery. On July 18th, the OSTP released a report on the National Plan... Continue reading
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Private and Public Colleges Urge FAA to Allow Researchers to Use Drones

lun 28-07-2014
Tiny Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts took the lead on an open letter (pdf) sent to the Federal Aviation Administration last week to protest that researchers don't have access to the same hobbiest model planes that ten year olds do. Current regulations prevent commerical users... Continue reading
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Update 2: Esri Announces MOOC: Going Places with Spatial Analysis

ven 25-07-2014
More info via various sources. Suggestion to Esri: It'd sure be nice if all of this information was on the MOOC home page. Start date: Sept 3 (via Learn ArcGiS) MOOC guest lecturers: (via @esrimooc):   David Gadsden - Esri Nonprofit Program coordinator. Geographer. Humanitarian.... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Animal and People Pathogens

ven 25-07-2014
Map Pathogens in Man and Animal for Prevention Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health are building the world's most comprehensive database describing human and animal pathogens. Called the Enhanced Infectious Diseases (EID2) database it... Continue reading
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TomTom to Offer Faster Updates of Map Database

jeu 24-07-2014
TomTom's Multinet-R platform promises to deliver faster updates to clients using a more narrowly constrained quality assurace process. The QA process will utilize faster validation leveraging crowd-sourced data. The objective is to get new data into the hands of clients with updates... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Geotech in PhysEd, TSA Geographic Literacy, Map Projections

jeu 24-07-2014
Geospatial in Phys Ed? Danielle Grant, a Potsdam, NY elementary school physical education teacher has been named the 2014 New York State Physical Education Teacher of the Year. She's high tech: Grant uses pedometers, pulse sticks, GPS units, gaming systems, iPads, PowerPoint, the... Continue reading
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MOOC from Open Online Academy Starts this Fall: Introduction to GIS and Mapping

jeu 24-07-2014
Introduction to GIS and Mapping starts this fall from the Open Online Academy. The course page suggests it's either four weeks or eight; it's not clear. Until recently cartography skills where hard to learn. Today, new technologies allow us to download geographical data, use... Continue reading
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Shoppers: Don’t Track Me Unless…

mer 23-07-2014
PunchTab's "Mobile Tracking: Are Consumers Ready?" report surveyed 1,153 consumers about sharing their personal information, including locations, in return for deals and services. Fifty percent of participants did not want to be tracked and 27 percent said "maybe" it'd be ok, but only... Continue reading
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GIS Government News Weekly: Saginaw Alerts, Irish Open Data, $83 Deeds

mer 23-07-2014
Saginaw Alerts Landlords of Police/Fire Calls When Saginaw police officers or firefighters respond to a call at one of Saginaw's nearly 5,000 registered rental properties, the landlord will be notified the following Monday. The new feature of the GIS goes live August 4. California... Continue reading
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GIS =

mar 22-07-2014
Yet again I found an article where GIS expanded as Global Information System. Falkowski is a graduate of Valparaiso University in planning and building and with global information systems, or GIS. Falkowski worked for Lake County Planner Ned Kovackevich and had also been active in... Continue reading
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Scaling FME Services for the Smaller User

mar 22-07-2014
Five years ago I wrote about Wayne Kocina who was building a solution that put the power of Business Analyst Online into the hands of the smaller business. Kocina did the work with his license and delivered the required maps and reports to the client at a reasonable price through his... Continue reading
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Demographics Meet Lifestyles: Psychographics in a Social World

mar 22-07-2014
In the late 1980's, the book, The Clustering of America by Michael Weiss had an immense impact on my career. It was a fascinating look at how people migrate to neighborhoods of similar background, interest and socio-economic status. Today it might seem obvious but in the late 80's... Continue reading
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How You Always Wanted to Order Satellite Data: Airbus’ Satellite Tasking is a Reality

lun 21-07-2014
Ordering satellite data always seemed difficult. You had to know that path and scene to order; determine how much cloud cover was present in the scene and make certain that the date was what you needed. In a leap forward, Airbus Defense and Space has integrated a new ordering... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Certificate of Competency, Geo for All grows, MS Students Win

jeu 17-07-2014
Certificate of Competence in GIS from Hawaii Institutions Starting this August, UH Maui College, Hawai‘i Community College and Kaua‘i Community College will offer two accelerated, eight-week credit courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) leading to a Certificate of... Continue reading
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