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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: Sterilization as Birth Control, Diabetes, Wikipedia Predicts Disease Outbreaks

ven 21-11-2014
Sterilization as Birth Control The Washington Post looked at worldwide use of sterilization for women and men after the recent deaths in India due to these procedures. Sterilization is the most widespread form of birth control in the world, but it is especially prevalent in India.... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Central College, Finland Puts Geo in Curriculum, LizardTech Edu Licensing

jeu 20-11-2014
GIS at Central College, Pella, IA Central College featured Rachel Frana, a senior environmental studies major,  who is using GIS to map the locations and demographic data of over 8,000 families served by Des Moines Area Religious Council pantries in a recent story. At right: Rachel... Continue reading
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Solving Indoor Positioning - SiRFusion: CSR’s New SDK

jeu 20-11-2014
Today, CSR, a company primarily known for their GPS chip technology, has announced a software development kit (SDK) for Android to integrate the SiRFusion library into  mobile apps running Android 4.4 or later for indoor positioning. According to Dave Huntingford, director of product... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: Fiji Sugar Portal, Balancing Mobile and Silverlight, Sinkholes

mer 19-11-2014
Fiji's Sugar Cane GIS Fuji's Prime Minister and Minister for Sugar, Voreqe Bainimarama launched the Sugar Cane Industry WebGIS Portal last week. The digitisation of cane farms and the capturing of all data in the WebGIS portal will enable access a number of features including... Continue reading
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On Appeal Court Confirms FAA has Jurisdiction over UASs

mar 18-11-2014
Recall that back in 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fined Raphael Pirker, an aerial photographer, $10,000 for operating his Ritewing Zephyr over the University of Virginia campus. An administrative law judge with the National Transportation Safety Board heard an appeal and... Continue reading
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Mapzen Makes an App Because Open

mar 18-11-2014
Mapzen is an open source tool and services provider, not an app company. But this week it released an app. Why? To eat its own dogfood. (I've always loved that metaphor.) We decided to make mapping app entirely from open source software and open data as a demonstration of the... Continue reading
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OpenStreetMap GeoWeek Activities

lun 17-11-2014
This is the first time, to my knowledge, the OpenStreetMap community has formally participated in Geography Awareness Week, know known as GeoWeek. Here's an update with details and plans for this week. * There are now 29 events (and counting) across the US and... Continue reading
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“Share Your View!” Crowd-sourcing Initiative for GIS Day

ven 14-11-2014
Several souces point to an Esri hosted crowdsourced story map in honor of GIS Day. This from the University of Redlands Center for Spatial Studies Facebook page: For GIS Day 2014, the Esri Story Maps group has launched a “Share Your View!” crowd-sourcing initiative. You’re invited... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Walkability Can Decrease Dementia, Heart Disease Risk, Camden Helps Oakland

ven 14-11-2014
US Heart Disease Risk Map Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at medical data of nearly 300,000 people ages 30 to 74, to estimate people's risk of developing heart disease over the next 10 years. The risk was calculated by looking at a number of... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Startup Space at Community College, School Drone Downed, GeoTech E-mail

jeu 13-11-2014
Want to Host Your Startup on Campus? Cayuga Community College announced Wednesday that it is approved to accept applications from businesses participating in Start-Up NY. Available space in buildings on both of CCC's Auburn and Fulton campuses, in addition to... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: WI Erosion Tools, MN Snow Shoveling, NSGIC on Mortgage Tracking

mer 12-11-2014
Decrease WI Runoff and Erosion A new software tool [right] developed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is being touted as an effective way to help reduce agricultural runoff and erosion. Developed to integrate satellite imaging and geographic information system or GIS... Continue reading
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GIS Health News Weekly: Satellites Help Track Ebola, Geospatial Medicine Tackles Autism, CDC RFI

ven 07-11-2014
UK Satellites Tapped to Fight Ebola For the first time UK satellites are now being used to help respond to the disease after they were activated by the International Charter for Space and Major Disaster. I appreciate this candor. Matt Goodman, head of communications at the... Continue reading
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GIS Champions Still Make or Break Project Success: Case studies from Time Warner Cable and Ordnance Survey Ireland

ven 07-11-2014
I adjudicated Bentley Systems' Year in Infrastructure user awards this year. Annually, Bentley asks users to submit projects for consideration for awards in eighteen categories. As one of several juror we evaluate nearly 70 individual submissions in three of the 18 categories:... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Why, not What in Geography, OSM and GeoWeek, STEM

jeu 06-11-2014
Teaching the Why, Not Just the What, of Geography Phil Gersmehl of the Michigan Geographic Alliance argues against geotech for "seeing" places and for a higher level understanding of geography for policy makers, educators and students. Either way, the public image of geography... Continue reading
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Augmented Reality and Contextual Computing: Technologies with Great Potential but Still Far Off

jeu 06-11-2014
I never bought into some of the early tourist apps for augmented reality (AR). I could never see anyone holding up their small mobile device in front of their face walking down the street looking for the nearest coffee shop. Impractical and awkward. For the last two years while... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: Updated UK Open License, Lake Level Maps, Portland’s Offenders

mer 05-11-2014
Updated UK Open Government License Last week the UK launched Open Government License version 3.0. What's new? The main change is to the wording of the requirement to publish an attribution statement. This makes it clear that re-users must include any statements specified by... Continue reading
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Bentley Forges Different Path to Geospatial and Engineering Project Integration and Software Licensing

mer 05-11-2014
At the Bentley Year in Infrastructure event in London UK, CEO Greg Bentley (pictured at right) described a different path for users that intrinsically bases effective project management on a completely connected and common environment. Bentley's CONNECT Edition (see press release) will... Continue reading
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Planet Geospatial Shuts Down

lun 03-11-2014
James Fee noted on his Tumbler last week that the aggregation site would be shuttered this past weekend and it was. Here's the statement currently running at PlanetGS. Planet Geospatial has shut down. For over 9 years, Planet Geospatial has aggregated geospatial RSS feeds and... Continue reading
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Congressman Calls for Subcommittee to Have Primary Jurisdiction over Federal Geospatial Activities

lun 03-11-2014
Last Friday Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado sent a long letter to  Doc Hastings Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources essentially asking that a subcommittee under that one be put in charge of federal geospatial activities. Lamborn is the chair the existing Subcommittee on... Continue reading
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Haunted Savannah StoryMap JS for Halloween

ven 31-10-2014
Kelly Bigley Sr. Geospatial Developer, GISi put together a StoryMap for Halloween: the Haunted Savannah story map. There are details of the what and how in these two blog posts (1,2). I just want folks to know about this open source project. See also: Digital Storytelling Made... Continue reading
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