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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 Weekly News: Community Health Workers, Nurse of the Year, Depression

ven 12-12-2014
Community Health Workers Map Here's the conclusion of a study in that tapped local community health workers (CHW) in northern Rwanda to map mountainous villages with GPS and ArcMap. Existing national CHW system can be leveraged to inexpensively and rapidly map villages even in... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Service Learning, Digital Humanities Grant, Geo for Edu Policy, World Record

jeu 11-12-2014
GIS Service Learning at Wesleyan As part of the GIS Service Learning Laboratory course, Katy Hardt ’15 researched the wetlands, waterways and critical habitats of the northwest section of Middletown. Hardt and fellow group members John Murchison ’16 and Catherine Reilly ’15... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: Flooding in Jakarta, National Addresses, NSDI in T&T

mer 10-12-2014
Crowdsourcing Flooding in Jakarta Jakarta has a new tool [right] to monitor and respond to flooding in the low-lying capital. Developed by researchers from the SMART Infrastructure Facility at Australia’s Wollongong University in collaboration with Twitter and Jakarta’s Disaster... Continue reading
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The State of the Geospatial Industry

mar 09-12-2014
Yesterday I hosted a conversation on that topic as part of the AvidGeo Conference 2014/LocationTech Tour Boston event. I was invited to "give a talk," but if you know me I'm the last person who wants to watch or give a PowerPoint presentation. So I didn't do that. Instead, I pushed the... Continue reading
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Links from My AvidGeo/LocationTech Presentation

lun 08-12-2014
I gave a participatory presentation titled "The State of the Geospatial Industry" today at the Boston stop of the Locationtech Tour. Here links to items I mentioned. Geospatial Law Blog - Tim Robertson GeoLaw - Kevin Pomfret Air and Space Evidence - UK Firm FOSS4G PDX... Continue reading
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GIS Health Weekly News: WHO, Liveability, Maps Reduce Stress

ven 05-12-2014
WHO Story Map on Ebola WHO has a story map [right] on ebola that provides the current status of the epidemic. Esri Health GIS Webinar Patient "Hot Spotting" - How GIS Helped An Organization Cut Healthcare Costs By 50% December 3, 2014 Time: 2:00 PM ET It's with HealthIT... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Big Fork Supports ConnectED, Mentors, Geography Needed

jeu 04-12-2014
Why High Schools Don't Teach GIS There aren’t many high schools that teach GIS as it’s a not obvious where the course belongs. “It’s difficult to figure out where to put it because it’s so non-traditional,” [Hans] Bodenhamer [GIS instructor at Bigfork High and Middle... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: More Open Geodata in Alberta, Minnesota, Not Quite so Open in Illinois

mer 03-12-2014
More Canadian Open Data Airdrie, near Calgary, Alberta released its geodata on a regional open data website, Nov. 19. The portal, www.calgaryregionopendata.ca, was created in collaboration with the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) and other CRP member municipalities. What's... Continue reading
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After a Year in GIS: Things I Wish I’d known in College

mar 02-12-2014
BombardmentSociety posted this on Reddit/GIS: In December 2013, I graduated with a Masters in geography with emphasis on GIS. After a year in the real world, here's some things I wish I would've known then.  Learn to function in AutoCAD.  Pay attention in your stats... Continue reading
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Indoor Navigation via Photos

lun 01-12-2014
Jules White is an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Vanderbilt University. I interviewed him earlier this year on a special IEEE issue on augmented reality. I did not know he was working on an indoor navigation system at his company  Ziiio, Inc. The... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Urban Informatics Degree, DigiMap for Colleges, Thanksgiving Food Map

mer 26-11-2014
(This weekly education post is typically published on Thursdays; I moved it up a day due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week!) Thanksgiving Food GIS  "Where Does Thanksgiving Dinner Grow?" is mapping and data project from Linda Zellmer, government and data services librarian... Continue reading
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Australia and New Zealand 2014 Spatial Salary Survey

mar 25-11-2014
The 2014 Spatial Salary Survey [27 page pdf] was conducted online during July and August 2014 by SIBA on behalf of the Spatial Industry Statistics Program participants. A total of 1489 valid responses were included in this analysis. This is the third year the survey has been... Continue reading
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GIS Government Weekly News: Pierce County Open Data, Jamaica Development, TIGER Lives!

mar 25-11-2014
(This weekly government post is typically published on Wednesdays; I moved it up a day due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week!) Pierce County Washington Open Data Site In celebration of International GIS Day, Pierce County is launching a free new site that makes it easy to... Continue reading
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Source: FAA will require Commercial Drone Operators to Have a License, Fly in Daylight

lun 24-11-2014
The Wall Street Journal reports that the FAA will require commercial drone operators to have a pilot's license and restrict flight times to daylight hours. The new rules will also limit flights to the pilot's line of sight and altitude to 400-feet. The really bad news is that these... Continue reading
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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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