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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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Congressman Ruppersberger on Long-term Space Plan, FISA, STEM and UAVs

ven 18-04-2014
Congressman C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger, (D-MD-2nd), the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence opened his morning address with a discussion of U.S. long-term plans for space. Warning that U.S. spending on space programs has fallen from 80% to near 20% of... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Medicare in AL, Drug Pricing, HIV Prevention

ven 18-04-2014
Mapping Medicare Dollars in Alabama The data are from 2012, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Map by Tableau. I'm seeing that more and more in newspapers! The map below shows payments to Alabama health care providers by ZIP code. You can choose to map either dollar amount... Continue reading
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GeoTech Center Cancels 2014 National Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

ven 18-04-2014
Scott Jeffrey, Professor and Program Director, Geospatial Applications Program at Community College of Baltimore County, and Assistant Director / Senior Team member at the GeoTech Center, explained on a LinkedIn group that this year's contest was cancelled. We have not been able to... Continue reading
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Municipal GEOINT: National Security Starts at the Local Level

jeu 17-04-2014
At the GEOINT Symposium in Tampa, a special session on national security was convened with representation from various sectors of local government. The workshop was led by Maj. Gen. William Reddell, The Adjutant General (TAG) for the State of New Hampshire. He is a member of the National... Continue reading
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DNI Deputy Cardillo:  Time to embrace and leverage an evolved and more connected world

jeu 17-04-2014
Robert Cardillo, the Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) closed out this year's GEOINT 2013* Symposium keynotes midday Thursday, stating that his address was the appropriate bookend to his superior DNI Clapper's opening... Continue reading
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ADM William McRaven, Commander JSOC: “No such thing as a local problem”

jeu 17-04-2014
Admiral William H. McRaven, Commander, United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), United States Navy began the Thursday morning keynotes at the GEOINT Symposium by stating that "as we have global impacts, we have to have global perspective." As of last week, Special Operation... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: IEEE Award, Crime on Campus, Polar Geospatial Bootcamp

jeu 17-04-2014
Awards Spatial Data Structures Prompt Award Hanan Samet, a Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, has been named the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society's prestigious W. Wallace McDowell Award for his contributions to spatial... Continue reading
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NGA Evolves Mission to Next Phase of Intelligence: Immersion

jeu 17-04-2014
In her keynote address at the GEOINT Symposium, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director Letitia Long continued to refine and define her vision for the preeminent government geospatial technology agency. It's a vision that began in 2010 with identifying the needs of the... Continue reading
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Apple’s New Wi-Fi Positioning Patent

mer 16-04-2014
U.S. Patent No. 8,700,060 granted yesterday is titled "Determining a location of a mobile device using a location database." It uses Wi-FI data to locate a device in any environment. Here's the abstract: Methods, program products, and systems for determining a location of a mobile... Continue reading
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DIA Director Flynn: “The Way Forward”

mer 16-04-2014
Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency gave the final keynote Tuesday morning at GEOINT 2013*, during which he discussed “DIA’s Way Forward”—summed up:  Innovation, Investment, and Integration.  The way forward is about “bringing together” and he... Continue reading
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Clapper: Decreasing Budget Cycle Will Continue; Snowden Fallout Led to Decision for Transparency

mer 16-04-2014
The Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James Clapper, addressed the GEOINT 2013* Symposium attendees and warned that the current budget cycle of the U.S. federal government will see no reprieve from current spending imperatives.  "We've been in a decreasing budget cycle and it will... Continue reading
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GIS Government News Weekly: Garbage, OKC Pavement, More Green for LA

mer 16-04-2014
Tracking Garbage Trucks to Clean up Cambodia It's time to better manage Phnom Penh’s mounting piles of garbage.  The pilot project, which will run for six months, will be limited to Daun Penh district [Phnom Penh, Cambodia]. Initially, it will monitor 14 aging garbage trucks using... Continue reading
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USGS Launches Streamer Version 2

mar 15-04-2014
Field & Stream called it a “…very cool tool and quite a bit of fun.” MinnPost described it as a “…high-tech illustration of Norman Maclean’s timeless view that, ‘Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.” And Popular Science noted that, “There’s something... Continue reading
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The Commoditization of the Earth Observation Satellite Business

mar 15-04-2014
The GEOINT Symposium today kicked off with visionary sessions called "GEOINT Forward." In a session on "SmallSat Remote Sensing Innovations" two startup company executives, Anne Hale Miglarese president and CEO of PlanetiQ and Robbie Schingler co-founder of Planet Labs shared how... Continue reading
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Google Buys Solar-powered Drone Maker Titan Aerospace, the One Facebook was Said to be Exploring

lun 14-04-2014
The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has enterred an agreement to acquire Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico based manufacturer of solar powered drones. The solar power means the birds can be in the air for years rather than minutes. And, that works well for Google as it plans to use... Continue reading
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Update: NGA Offers Code for Apps on GitHub

lun 14-04-2014
The NGA issued a press release on April 11. The goal for NGA, according to the release states that, "NGA hopes to reap benefits in innovation, creativity, and the power of a far-reaching community of programmers who approach the development of the program from different... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Tackling US Super Users, Smoking Visibility in NZ, Growing Marijuana in Canada

ven 11-04-2014
Tackling Health Services Super Users with GIS Speaking at the State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore on April 2, Mike Powell, chief innovation officer of Maryland, said the state spends a lot of money on people who are hospitalized for conditions that could have been... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Clapper at UGA, QGIS Tutorial, Online Spanish GIS Courses

jeu 10-04-2014
Teaching and Learning Tools MangoMap Offers QGIS Tutorial MangoMap is online mapping solution so I think the newly announced series of tutorial videos for QGIS is just a marketing/lead collection effort (like the company's book). The first one is up and a new one is to be released... Continue reading
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Up Next on GitHub: NASA

jeu 10-04-2014
Wired reports that NASA is now placing source code on GitHub (yesterday we reported that the National Geosaptial-Intelligence Agency [NGA] had place code on GitHub). NASA has already made the code publicly available.According to the Wired report: NASA will release a master list of... Continue reading
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GIS Government News Weekly: Pesticide Maps, Frozen Pipes, Vacant City Housing

mer 09-04-2014
Protecting ND from Unwanted Pesticides Pesticide applicators can now use Global Information System (GIS) [sic] maps from North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) to locate sensitive application areas, such as certified organic acreage, beeyards and vineyards. “NDDA is the... Continue reading
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